Hi. Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this. Are the bays officially classified as private land?
Yes. They still have the signs up from the housing association restricting it to residents parking. There are 7 bays at the end of my row of houses. They still have the old wheel clamping signs up that say 'private land' although the clampers are no longer in force. To enter the bays you have to drive across a dropped kerb / public footpath. The road itself has yellow lines and I got a fine for parking here last year. The traffic warden told me he cannot issue tickets for the residents bays as they are classed as private land.
Bexley Magistrates court. South London
I have no idea, I never received a summons, nothing was out on my car.