UNCLAIMED cars are accumulating in the municipal pound where they’re causing a considerable amount of trouble, says Marbella Council.
The local government estimates that there are at least 1,000 vehicles waiting to be put up for auction or turned into scrap metal, as every month at least 25 vehicles retrieved from the city streets go unclaimed by their owners.
This situation has left the municipal pound, located on the ground floor of the Sports Stadium, bursting at the seams. Faced with a lack of spaces, the company in charge of the pound has also parked cars in the surrounding areas of the headquarters, even on pavements, as well as the municipal parking spaces in the area of Plaza del Mar.
According to the regulations, when a vehicle remains for more than a month in the street, a report is issued to the town hall and it is then taken to the pound. After two months, the vehicle can be legally auctioned if it is in good condition or turned into scrap metal if it is not.