Wheel clampers to be clampedLegislation means drivers will be able to appeal

20 April 2010

Clamping companies

Councils still have the right to clamp your car

For the first time, drivers clamped on private land will soon be able to appeal.

The new Crime & Security Act introduces regulation of wheel clamping companies, rather than just the individuals who work for them. Which? hopes this licensing will result in clampers being more rigorous monitered - which we have called for. 

Devil in the detail

Dr. Fiona Cochrane, senior policy adviser at Which?, said: ‘It is great to see that this parking problem has been recognised, but until we see the detail of the regulation we can't be sure that the these issues will be properly dealt with.'

Which? will be keeping an eye on developments with these regulations. In the meantime, the free Which? advice guide to appealing parking decisions explains your rights.

Which? Legal Service members who believe they have been unfairly clamped or ticketed can call on 01992 822828; Which? Legal Service Plus members can also email wls@which.co.uk

For only £68 a year (and £51 if you are a Which? member), anyone in your household can enjoy unlimited telephone access to Which? Legal Service. For only £85 a year, you can enjoy unlimited telephone and email access with Which? Legal Service Plus.