Parking by consent

We've introduced a new permit system to help crack down on rogue car sellers who use public streets as their forecourt


We want to stop car traders using local streets to sell their vehicles

By law, two or more cars cannot be offered for sale by the same person within 500 metres of each other on the same street. But traders can often ignore the law by parking their vehicles in different places and using different mobile phone numbers on their 'for sale' signs.

We know that cars left for sale on the roadside can cause problems for some local residents, taking up valuable parking space and often being left for weeks. We also have concerns about the roadworthiness of some cars sold on the street.

To tackle the problem, we've introduced a permit system so that private car owners can still sell their vehicle on the street outside their home if they wish.  This system will allow us to check on vehicles offered for sale on local roads and tackle those people who may be commercial traders.

Anyone who wants to sell their car on the roads outside their home simply needs apply for a free permit.   

Apply for consent to sell your vehicle

Owners who do not have a permit to sell their car from outside their homes will be given 48 hours notice to remove the 'for sale' sticker or the car. If the notice is ignored, owners could be taken to court where they face a fine of up to £1,000