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Bought a car for £350, drove it home with insurance and MOT, but no tax. Parked it outside the house while someone else was taxing it, however the other person (who was to borrow the car for a few weeks) mixed up some log books and taxed the wrong car. 

 

5 hours later, private company came around, picked up the car and took it 20 miles away into London (as opposed to the local inpound 2 or 3 miles away).  

 

Didn't realise it was gone until the morning, called 101 and confirmed it was taken for no tax. Called impound, they want £260 to release it, said I had half hour to pick it up or it goes up another £100. 

 

My fault 100%, shouldn't have parked it without tax on the road. 

 

Now, it wasn't parked dangerously, it wasn't abandoned. Should it have only been clamped first? I'd pay the £100 DVLA fee but the car isn't worth getting back for £360. Just seems sneaky that a private company took it, and transported it 20 miles away into London (it would take an hour and a half each way at least). 

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sadly no they can just take.

and it wasn't a private company no.

 

 


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Ok thanks. 

 

It was a private company working on behalf of DVLA though. 

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who?

 


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Posted (edited)

Redcorn Ltd. 

 

https://www.redcorn.co.uk/services/

 

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We provide the following services

  • The latest A.N.P.R (Automatic number plate recognition) detection units
  • Removal of untaxed vehicles from public highways under local Authority instruction
  • Removal of untaxed vehicles from Council Estates, private land, Private estates under control of social landlords
  • Removal of nuisance and abandoned vehicles
  • Recycling or scrapping of vehicles
  • Storage of removed vehicles if required
  • De-pollution and final destruction meeting strict Government guidelines

 

 

 

Just seems very fishy that they took the car within 5 hours of it being parked. I doubt the DVLA / authorities would have noticed and instructed it to be picked up that quickly.  No idea why they didn't clamp it first. 

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you just got unlucky they were in your road/area

 

redcom are instructed by your local authority.

can't see theres anything you can do sadly.


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