Parking at Blenheim Gardens

Garages for rent

There are a number of vacant garages to let. The current rent is £19.00 per week payable in advance for tenants and £22.50 for leaseholders on the estate. For private residents the charge if £36.00 per week including VAT. Please contact the office for more details.

Parking enforcement

Blenheim Gardens RMO Parking Enforcement Policy and Regulations is to ensure the fair, equal and consistent distribution of both residents' and visitors' parking permits on Blenheim Gardens Estate. The aims of this policy are:

  • To provide a parking enforcement policy that is reflects local parking enforcement needs
  • To provide an effective, clear and transparent parking enforcement service on the Blenheim Gardens Estate for the residents of the estate
  • To ensure permits are distributed in line with residents' tenancy or lease obligations and that consistency in the distribution of permits is achieved
  • To ensure the parking arrangements on the estate are monitored and periodically reviewed

Abandoned Vehicles

If you see an abandoned vehicle on the estate please report to the RMO office in the following ways:

Phone: 020 7926 0158 or 07903 824 072
Email: blenheimgardens@lambeth.gov.uk
In person at the estate office.

Please note: Lambeth Council is responsible for removing abandoned vehicles, not the RMO.

Contractor

Our approved contractor for parking enforcement on Blenheim Gardens Estate is Night Hawk Security.

For a resident permit you will need:

  • A valid insurance certificate
  • A MOT certificate
  • Vehicle registration document a vehicle registered to an address on the estate.

For a visitor's permit you will need:

  • Proof of residency
  • Payment

Scheme operation times

The enforcement scheme will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Parking on cross hatch areas, pavements and outside bin chambers or garages is never permitted.

Here are the fees:

  • £100 ticket fee (reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days)
  • If after 28 days there is no payment made or no appeal is received, the keeper of the vehicle will receive a "Notice to Keeper" informing them that a penalty charge of £100 is now payable
  • There will be additional charges levied by the contractor if payment is not received

Permit charges

  • A resident's permit is £10. One resident's permit will be issued per household unless a joint tenancy is in operation. The duration of this permit is for one year.
  • A visitor's permit is £10 (inclusive of VAT) for all tenants, leaseholders and service charge paying freeholders who have complied with the terms and conditions of their tenancy or lease.
  • Freeholders who do not pay a service charge will be charged £25 plus VAT for either a residents' permit or a visitor's permit.
  • Subsequent visitor's permits are £25 plus VAT to a maximum of two permits per property. The duration of this permit is one year.
  • Daily visitor's permits will be charged at the rate of £1.50 per day (inclusive of VAT)
  • Weekly visitor's permits will be charged at the rate of £7 (inclusive of VAT)

Residents are reminded that untaxed vehicles are not allowed to be parked on the estate under any circumstances. Residents are also reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that the permit is clearly displayed.

Parking Permits

  • Only one residents permit issued for a tenant, leaseholder or freeholder who pays a service charge. The permit charge of £10.00 is maintained. 

  • Two residents permits will only be issued if there is a joint tenancy / lease in operation. The permit charge of £10.00 per permit is maintained.

  • Only one visitors permit will be issued per address. The permit charge of £10.00 is maintained. Duration of permit is one year from date of issue.

  • The RMO's issued disabled permit will be issued instead of a residents parking permit and not in addition to. 

  • The RMO's issued disabled permit will include the residents vehicle registration number on the permit so that it is not transferable between vehicles.

  • The local authority issued disabled permits (a blue badge) can be used on this is estate. Users of the blue badge scheme are able to park in any parking bay on the estate but will need to display the clock with the badge. The duration of stay is three hours. Please ensure the clock is correctly set since the vehicle will receive a penalty charge notice if parked beyond a three-hour period. If a stay is longer than three hours and or becomes more frequent, you will need to apply for a RMOs disabled parking permit.

  • A carers permit will be issued to carers of estate residents on proof of formal carer status being provided to the RMO. Such status may take the form of a carers allowance letter issued by DWP. The carers permit will be allocated to the vehicle registered to the nominated formal carer and not to the property. One carers permit is issued free of charge.

  • Day visitors permits are maintained at £1.50 per day including VAT. Weekly permits are available at £7.00 per week including VAT. Day visitors permits are capped at 50 x one-day visitors permits per property, per year or 7 x weekly permits per property, per year, not both up to a maximum of 50 day permits per property.

  • Parking Permits will not be issued to any non-residents. This includes non-resident homeowners. Non-resident homeowners will need to purchase a day permit to cover their stay. The day permit purchased will be deduced from the maximum of 50 permits allocated to each property, per year.

  • Tenants of leaseholders or freeholders will not be able to claim a residents permit but will be able to claim 1 x visitors permit per address. The cost of this permit is £30.00 per year plus VAT. Duration of permit is one year.

  • Freeholders who do not pay a service charge and reside on the estate i.e. actually live here, will be issued with a residents permit and charged £30.00 plus VAT. The duration of permit is one year. 

  • Freeholder who do not pay a service charge but reside on the estate i.e. actually live here, can claim 1 x visitors permit per address. The charge of this permit is £30.00 plus VAT. The duration of permit is for one year.     

  • Residents who occupy a free garage under the RMO's blue badge scheme will no longer be entitled to claim a residents permit since the expectation is that the vehicle will be parked in the garage. If your vehicle is too big to fit into the garage, then you will no longer qualify for a free garage. The purpose of the garage is to store a motorised vehicle.

  • Any permits lost or stolen will be charged at £60.00 plus VAT for renewal, expiring same date as the previous permit.

To claim a residents permit, residents are required to ensure the following:

  • Only the tenant can claim a permit or authorised listed members of their household

  • Identification

  • Proof of address

  • The V5 document confirming the vehicle is registered to the estate

  • A valid insurance certificate

  • A valid MOT certificate if required (i.e. vehicle is over three years of age)  

To claim a visitors permit, you are required to provide the following documents:

  • Identification

  • Proof of address

If you are a sub tenant i.e. renting from a private landlord and live on the estate, you are required to provide:

  • Identification

  • A copy of the tenancy agreement issued from the landlord

Payment methods

  • In person at the RMO estate office, 24 Prague Place, London SW2 5ED
  • By cheque made payable to Blenheim Gardens RMO
  • By cash

Complaints and appeals

All complaints and appeals must be made directly to P4Parking (formally Night Hawk Security). P4Parking operates a 24 hour service. If you have any queries or if your vehicle has been ticketed, please contact the contractor's control room on 0870 063 8409 for clarification.

For independent information on appeals process, please visit www.popla.co.uk.  Popla is an independent organisation and can support the appeal process.

 

updated 21/2/2018