Can a car dealer store cars on our residential road before he sells them?

A car dealer is a resident in our cul-de-sac and regularly stores vehicles in the street. Currently, a taxed car has been parked on the street for more than four weeks. Another taxed vehicle has been parked for a week, with a third, untaxed vehicle being used as a runabout for a week. Two more untaxed vehicles have been parked, without SORN, for months at a time on the resident’s drive. Is this legal?

Asked on 8 February 2018 by Keith

Answered by Honest John
If the cars are taxed, MoT'd and insured then they can legally be left on the road. If they are not taxed and not SORN'd then they could be regarded as 'dealer stock'. But if they are being used on the road other than with a taxed and insured trade licence, then that is illegal and if the police catch him using them he will be prosecuted. Take a look at our parking guide as well: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/legal-motoring-advice/20.../
Similar questions
I wonder if you could advise me please. On 17the October I delivered my daughter to our local Driving Theory Test centre and because she was very nervous I had to take her inside. I parked in the car park...
A random car has parked on my property and the owner refuses to move it. I don't know if it's roadworthy, but it looks in decent condition. What are my options to remove it?
If a car parks on my driveway, what rights do I have to get it removed?
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car