How do you Find an owner of an abandoned vehicle?

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How do you Find an owner of an abandoned vehicle?

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Hi all and happy new year!
Can anyone please point me in the right direction on How do you Find an owner of an abandoned vehicle?
No neighbors know who owns it and it's been there at least 10 years!
Any suggestions or has anyone come across a similar situation?

Thanks

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Who owns the land it's on? Might be a good place to start.
Plates still on the car?
Below from the GOV.UK website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-v ... sibilities

Finding vehicle owners
Use the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLAs) database to find vehicle owners.

If you find the owner you must give them 7 days’ written notice and the chance to collect the vehicle first. You must return a vehicle to its owner if they claim it and pay the costs of removal and storage.

Selling or destroying abandoned vehicles
Local authoritiesYou can dispose of abandoned vehicles if any of the following apply:

the vehicle is only fit to be destroyed
the vehicle has no number plates or tax disc (even an expired one) and is not taxed
you can’t find the owner or the owner fails to comply with a notice to collect the vehicle
You can dispose of abandoned vehicles as you see fit, including by:

selling them at an auction
destroying them at authorised treatment facilities
If you sell a vehicle, owners can claim the money raised up to a year afterwards (minus your removal, storage and disposal costs).

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Hi Aspro, don't know who owns land, there is a number plate so will give Dvla a call tomorrow, thanks
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Punch the reg in the link below to see when it was sorn.
https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla
Info to apply for the vehicle owner in the link below
https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla
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Cheers dude :wink:

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is it a VW :lol:
Fixing VWs in my sleep, im not the only one right?

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There's one in a shed near me. I've never bothered to find out who owns it as I don't think it's worth much-it's really old and has loads of Windows.

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Ha,ha sounds like a greenhouse

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Oh, no it's not a vdub

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Oh well, since you have asked the neighbors and they have no idea, you could try the land lords association or research back in time for the neighbors that were present about 10 year ago. Good luck because I know that kind of thing isn't an easy thing to do

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