Can the DVLA clamp on private property?
It is against the law for a private clamping company to clamp your car when it is on private property such as your drive or in your garden. However, the DVLA along with the police and local authorities do have the right to clamp the vehicle on private property under certain circumstances.
Situations where DVLA can clamp on private land include if the vehicle is unroadworthy or untaxed. The police can also clamp if the vehicle is blocking access to parking for other people, is on the public road without tax or insurance or has broken down. Private car parks don’t have the same rules as these belong to someone else.