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how long do wheel clampers have to remove a clamp?

Little Munchkin Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
My friend has just text me to say she is stuck as she has been clamped and has phoned the clampers only to be told they cannot come out to release the clamp until tomorrow. Was just wondering if they're allowed to do that and if there's a maximum time they can keep your vehicle clamped.
Did a quick google search but didn't find anything about times
Little Munchkin Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Who has the car been clamped by ?.............is it a private firm or dvla ( ie no tax ) ?
#2
oh I don't know. I just got a stressed txt saying she was stranded and that they wouldnt remove until tomorrow. I just thought that if you were prepared to pay they had to come to remove. Hmmm not sure if it's taxed or not, it's her bfs car but thinking of where they are, there's a huge carpark so cant see why they would have parked somewhere they shouldnt have so maybe it is tax related.
#3
Probably a 'reasonable' amount of time, tomorrow is not reasonable. Try the police, although they'll probably say it is a civil matter. Emphasise the fact they you are willing to pay and they won't.

The other option is to cut it off.
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dcx_badass
If it's a private firm don't pay, it's most likely not enforcable anyway.


+1

Just cut the clamp off, but make sure you take it with you and dispose of it. They will then send you a bill for the clamp then just ignore the letters that say they will take you to court, as they wont because they have no evidence.
1 Like #5
Oh and also post this on http://forums.pepipoo.com/ They'd be very interested in this as there are some experts on the matter there.
#6
Time to get the hack saw out!
#7
i've just spoken to her and she said it coz they have no tax (i didn't say serves threm right thern but did think it :) ) but she thinks it's a private company not DVLA she said they cant make a fuss about it because they will end up being in trouble over the no tax/mot. Think they're going to wait until the morning and pay to try and keep out of trouble
#8
Little Munchkin
i've just spoken to her and she said it coz they have no tax (i didn't say serves threm right thern but did think it :) ) but she thinks it's a private company not DVLA she said they cant make a fuss about it because they will end up being in trouble over the no tax/mot. Think they're going to wait until the morning and pay to try and keep out of trouble


So guessing it was parked on the road then. You will have to have it taxed before they will release it anyway.
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Little Munchkin
i've just spoken to her and she said it coz they have no tax (i didn't say serves threm right thern but did think it :) ) but she thinks it's a private company not DVLA she said they cant make a fuss about it because they will end up being in trouble over the no tax/mot. Think they're going to wait until the morning and pay to try and keep out of trouble


Car tax dodger... serves them right. -- they should get their car crushed with no option of getting the clamp off.

I cant stand free loaders.
banned#10
the clamping fee is the start of it. Now she will also get sent an automatic fine from dvla.
#11
Where was the car parked? If it was on the road then it was the DVLA. If it was in a private car park then the clampers have no authority to clam untaxed vehicles.
#12
Cheaper to buy a blow torch.
3 Likes #13
no tax....?uh oh....unleash the HUKD MISC MOB!
#14
No pity sorry deserves all they get!
#15
whatsThePoint
Sorry i'm late, did i miss the lynching?

Surely you will be in support of the tax dodger, no?
#16
dcx_badass
If it's a private firm don't pay, it's most likely not enforcable anyway.


According to Radio 1, "private" (read: Scam) clamp companies are raking in 50 million a year from this. Just sayin'.
banned#17
magicbeans
no tax....?uh oh....unleash the HUKD MISC MOB!

no tax also equals no insurance as well though so not quite as petty an offence as most think tbh!

http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-implications-avoiding-car-tax-insurance.html
#18
csiman
magicbeans
no tax....?uh oh....unleash the HUKD MISC MOB!

no tax also equals no insurance as well though so not quite as petty an offence as most think tbh!

http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-implications-avoiding-car-tax-insurance.html


Not again, This is not a strict rule, no tax does not equal no insurance UNLESS your insurance company explicitly dictates this.

I refer you to my earlier post http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/road-tax/860988/?page=2#post10478632

Funnily enough, it's the same person i am having to correct.
#19
I would have updated you with what happened but I haven't found out yet. They decided to stay up there in a hotel for the night as nobody would go and pick them up and take them back for 8 this morn and they got drunk and had a huge row and my friend has stormed off to stay at another friends house.
To be honest I hope they do get in trouble for not having tax/mot etc. Why should they get away with it when the rest of us have to pay.
#20
Little Munchkin
I would have updated you with what happened but I haven't found out yet. They decided to stay up there in a hotel for the night as nobody would go and pick them up and take them back for 8 this morn and they got drunk and had a huge row and my friend has stormed off to stay at another friends house.To be honest I hope they do get in trouble for not having tax/mot etc. Why should they get away with it when the rest of us have to pay.

Would had been cheaper to buy tax in the first place, hope they car gets crushed.
3 Likes #21
Car tax: £150
Clamping Fees: £250
Hotel Bill: £100
DVLA Fine: £100

the look on his face when on top of it all his woman leaves him (even though she parked it there): priceless
suspended#22
Clamp removal instructions

You will need:

1 x Angle grinder

Instructions:

ATTACK IT! :D
suspended#23
Civic EG6
Cheaper to buy a blow torch.


She wants to remove it, not cook it!
#24
She didn't park it though he did lol and she's been nagging him to get the car tax sorted so I bet it was a good old argument they had last night.
#25
sound like such a nice couple
banned#26
peodude
csiman
magicbeans
no tax....?uh oh....unleash the HUKD MISC MOB!

no tax also equals no insurance as well though so not quite as petty an offence as most think tbh!

http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-implications-avoiding-car-tax-insurance.html


Not again, This is not a strict rule, no tax does not equal no insurance UNLESS your insurance company explicitly dictates this.

I refer you to my earlier post http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/road-tax/860988/?page=2#post10478632

Funnily enough, it's the same person i am having to correct.

lolz - ok then:-

no tax may also equal no insurance as well though so not quite as petty an offence as most think tbh!

http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-implications-avoiding-car-tax-insurance.html
#27
Had my car clamped outside my house. Recently bought car but car needed to be changed over to disable class so I could apply for free tax as I qualify for the highest disability rate as I am disable. Have had to apply for further documents ie medical certificate. Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations. Thinking my car needs an mot at the end if this month which has been booked in thought it would be best to get everything done together. Had notified DvlA they write back confusing me totally. So I thought I would just apply for the tax on line like previous vechiles but for some reason I could not find the usual on line application? Well after discovering my car was clamped I went straight to the post office and with all docs required I taxed the car then phoned the number on leaflet left on my car window screen. I was absolutely shocked that it was going to be £260.00 altogether and not just £100 for the clamp to be released within the 24hours of the clamp being placed on the car as the leaflet writes. Have paid the full amount they have said I must pay. I feel it is total theft from me as I am not a car tax dodger because I am exempt from paying. I have no choice but to pay even thou I am now going to struggle financially the car is a vital part of my independence and to my welfare as I have to get to hospital clinics and Doctors appointments. Have been waiting 16hours since paying and taxing my car how long must I wait for them to release my car?? Why so Long? Maybe I should occur a fee to them for each day the clamp remains on? Is there a limited time that they have to by law once payed must remove the clamp. From MR SO UNHAPPY
#28
RC60
Had my car clamped outside my house. Recently bought car but car needed to be changed over to disable class so I could apply for free tax as I qualify for the highest disability rate as I am disable. Have had to apply for further documents ie medical certificate. Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations. Thinking my car needs an mot at the end if this month which has been booked in thought it would be best to get everything done together. Had notified DvlA they write back confusing me totally. So I thought I would just apply for the tax on line like previous vechiles but for some reason I could not find the usual on line application? Well after discovering my car was clamped I went straight to the post office and with all docs required I taxed the car then phoned the number on leaflet left on my car window screen. I was absolutely shocked that it was going to be £260.00 altogether and not just £100 for the clamp to be released within the 24hours of the clamp being placed on the car as the leaflet writes. Have paid the full amount they have said I must pay. I feel it is total theft from me as I am not a car tax dodger because I am exempt from paying. I have no choice but to pay even thou I am now going to struggle financially the car is a vital part of my independence and to my welfare as I have to get to hospital clinics and Doctors appointments. Have been waiting 16hours since paying and taxing my car how long must I wait for them to release my car?? Why so Long? Maybe I should occur a fee to them for each day the clamp remains on? Is there a limited time that they have to by law once payed must remove the clamp. From MR SO UNHAPPY

I think you've possibly got grounds to appeal - though it does sound like negligence on your part caused the whole issue in the first place.
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RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!
banned#30
Late
RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!

+1
#31
toshapetriji
Late
RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!

+1

If you have ever been in the position of having to take a disabled class car, you might be aware of the hoops that you have to jump through. It is not simple, and if you have a physical disability then it can be very difficult to actually complete. To change my vehicle to disabled class meant a drive to the nearest DVLA office and a 4 hour wait there.
But to change it back from disabled to normal you can do it through the post. Go figure!

DLA or PLP letters would be enough for proof.
#32
Governments response to sick or disabled is "Go die, but do it quietly and without any fuss"

However given the age of this thread I believe that the OP is sorted now
banned#33
FearTheBassPlayer
toshapetriji
Late
RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!

+1

If you have ever been in the position of having to take a disabled class car, you might be aware of the hoops that you have to jump through. It is not simple, and if you have a physical disability then it can be very difficult to actually complete. To change my vehicle to disabled class meant a drive to the nearest DVLA office and a 4 hour wait there.
But to change it back from disabled to normal you can do it through the post. Go figure!

DLA or PLP letters would be enough for proof.

Oh I sympathise with you for sure. However the clamper was not aware of your situation so the responsibilty to keep the car off the public highway was yours until you satisfied the requirement to have a RFL disc in the car.
#34
toshapetriji
FearTheBassPlayer
toshapetriji
Late
RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!

+1

If you have ever been in the position of having to take a disabled class car, you might be aware of the hoops that you have to jump through. It is not simple, and if you have a physical disability then it can be very difficult to actually complete. To change my vehicle to disabled class meant a drive to the nearest DVLA office and a 4 hour wait there.
But to change it back from disabled to normal you can do it through the post. Go figure!

DLA or PLP letters would be enough for proof.

Oh I sympathise with you for sure. However the clamper was not aware of your situation so the responsibilty to keep the car off the public highway was yours until you satisfied the requirement to have a RFL disc in the car.

What if they hadn't got access to off road facilities?
You can't change the class of car until you own it.
banned#35
FearTheBassPlayer
toshapetriji
FearTheBassPlayer
toshapetriji
Late
RC60
...Have no excuse apart from I got a bit confuse about time limitations...
You're keen on time limitations when your car is clamped, though?
I can only go on the info you've provided, but it definitely sounds like you've only got yourself to blame (for the inconvenience of the clamp, and for any charges you incur), for stalling in getting your paperwork sorted.

Getting past the blame game, though, I think you can reasonably expect the clamp to be removed within 24 hours of the clampers being informed that the tax issue has been resolved - and if it isn't then it wouldn't be unreasonable of you to invoice the clamping firm for the legitimate cost of any taxis/busses you've had to use. Whether they'd pay is another matter, of course.

Good luck!

+1

If you have ever been in the position of having to take a disabled class car, you might be aware of the hoops that you have to jump through. It is not simple, and if you have a physical disability then it can be very difficult to actually complete. To change my vehicle to disabled class meant a drive to the nearest DVLA office and a 4 hour wait there.
But to change it back from disabled to normal you can do it through the post. Go figure!

DLA or PLP letters would be enough for proof.

Oh I sympathise with you for sure. However the clamper was not aware of your situation so the responsibilty to keep the car off the public highway was yours until you satisfied the requirement to have a RFL disc in the car.

What if they hadn't got access to off road facilities?
You can't change the class of car until you own it.

Well if you are serious with your question.

1. tough, there is no provision I am aware of the takes into account those without off road access. Sort it out before you take possession of the car I guess.

2. Go see your MP if you feel 'changing the class' of vehicle should be possible before you buy it. Since it may require a change in the law.

Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say 'I could have done more to help myself'.

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