A business has parked about 15 vehicles for sale on our residential road - is this legal?

A family bought a property nearby and they obviously buy and sell cars from it. I've seen cars from the lot with adverts in the windows and they park them in the high street and drop them back later. They've parked their 'stock' along a a section of road that runs by the walled property of a neighbour. They aren't blocking anyone's drive or anything but they had around 15 cars/vans parked on one side of the road and made it difficult for two cars to pass easily. I don't know if the neighbour complained but he moved some of them and now he has these cars and large vans on both sides of the road. The traffic is down to single file only. Is this legal?

Asked on 31 May 2017 by Sooty

Answered by Honest John
Not if they aren't taxed and insured and I don't see how they can be. You can find out if vehicles are taxed, MoT'd or SORN'd free of charge here: www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla/ If on SORN, it's illegal for them to be parked on the road. You can also find out if they are insured here: ownvehicle.askmid.com/ but if the vehicle is not owned by you then you have to pay for the service. If you find the cars are not taxed you can photograph them and report them to the DVLA who may send a clamping gang round.
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