Clamping a vehicle on ‘private land’

This particular subject is one that we receive so many enquiries about. In the first instances, the  Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 specifically provide that a bailiff/enforcement agent may clamp a vehicle at the debtors property or on a public highway.

For the avoidance of doubt, a bailiff is not allowed to clamp a vehicle found on any other private land such as:


    Retail parks


    Motorway services

    Privately managed residential car parks

Note from Bailiff Advice

If you have any queries in relation to a vehicle that has been clamped by a bailiff, you can email a question to us using our popular Question page.  Alternatively, you can contact us by phone. Please refer to our Contact us  page for further details.

A simple overview of the new Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 including details of  bailiff fees, notices that must be given by the bailiff and items that are ‘exempt’ from being taken into control can be read here.