You will no longer be able to leave your British registered vehicle parked in a public place when you leave the country. Nonresident property owners are under the illusion that they can drive their British registered cars on visits to Spain. Unless you have a garage or private parking in a gated community, you are at risk of losing your vehicle. Contrary to the belief of property owners, numerous urbanizations do not necessarily have private parking. The police do not contact owners of foreign plated cars before they are confiscated. A vehicle will be considered as abandoned, after it has been stationed in the same place for longer than one month. If the vehicle is not been reclaimed within thirty days, it is likely to be crushed
Costa Advice Bureau would also like to bring to your attention the law relating to nonresident vehicles. The law states that resident and nonresident alike will no longer be permitted to drive a foreign plated car in spain; But genuine holidaymakers ARE entitled to drive a non-Spanish vehicle. The police will be stopping vehicles to assure that the law is being adhered to. Property owners driving a foreign plated vehicle, could be fined and possibly have their car impounded.
For more information please contact:
Costa Advice Bureau
Calle Real 58, Estepona
Tel: 952 797 821