Wheel clamping on private land banned

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From 1st October 2012, wheel clamping by private companies became illegal.

Wheel clampers have been outlawed from clamping vehicles on private land under new legislation in England and Wales.

The Protection of Freedoms Act makes it an offence to clamp on private land.

The law does not affect Northern Ireland, and clamping and towing away on private land has been banned in Scotland since 1992.

But landowners are boosted by stronger laws on ticketing, which mean unpaid charges can be claimed from the keeper of the vehicle, as well as the driver.

And the government has also agreed on an independent appeals service funded by the British Parking Association (BPA).

This will allow motorists to appeal against a parking charge issued on private land by a company that is a member of the BPA’s approved operator scheme.

When your car can be clamped or towed away from public or private land, what you can do if you think you have been wrongly clamped and getting your car back.

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