Can I park on a private road?

Generally, there is no right to park on a private road except for the owner of the road.

If someone is found to be parking on a private road or unadopted road without permission or a legal right to do so, this is considered trespassing, also referred to as Nuisance Parking. As such, the owner of the road can bring legal proceedings to obtain compensation.

Furthermore, if a vehicle owner is simply causing an obstruction to the private road whereby the property owner or road owner is unable to access the road, the vehicle owner is committing a civil wrong.

In the event a vehicle owner drives their car on a private road (without authority to do so) which the public does not have access to, they are also committing an offense.

Due to parking rules and regulations, clamping and towing is unlawful. If you are parking on a private road without permission to do so, you could expect legal proceedings to arising against you.

How can Creative Car Park help?

If you see yourself faced with a compensation claim as a result of unlawful parking on a private road, Creative Car Park can offer advice and guidance if you feel this is unjust.

We will work closely with you to understand the situation in order to identify whether the parking was unlawful or whether you are within your rights to appeal the claim.

For more information, please read our guide to Nuisance Parking.

To speak to one of our experienced advisors today, call us at 0333 242 5529 or contact us online.

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