Selling a vehicle on the public highway may constitute an offence under Section 38 of the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended). This makes it an offence to offer any goods for sale on the highway without a valid street trading licence.

When vehicles for sale are being displayed on the public highway for trade or business, this can cause a nuisance to local residents, however it is recognised that from time to time individuals may wish to sell their own vehicle privately, and each case is dealt with on its own merits. Private car sales should seek to use magazine advertising or local shops rather than placing a vehicle for sale on the highway.

Report selling vehicles on the highway

Neighbourhood Safety Team


United Kingdom