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Removal of vehicles from land

This content applies to England

This section explains local authority powers to remove vehicles from land under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

Sections 78 and 79 of the Act enable a local authority to apply to a magistrates' court to obtain a removal order so that it can go onto the land and remove vehicles that are there in contravention of a direction to leave. An authority has the power to remove vehicles after giving 24 hours' notice to the owner or occupier, unless the authority is unable to obtain their names and addresses.

The information on this page applies only to England. Go to Shelter Cymru for information relating to Wales.

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