There was something I read on this a month ago. That stated you wouldn't be penalised for your own poor admin of not entering the numberplate perfectly.
In my experience these companies go for the quick win and wont enter into a protracted argument .
On one occasion I paid a parking fee but was then unable to leave the site and pass the exit camera before my payment duration ran out .This was because of a major security event that had brought the whole of the local area to a complete standstill . Police had sealed off the whole area and traffic was at a standstill , parked insitu for hours .There was lots in the press about it .
I appealed and the appeal was rejected because the terms and conditions said i had to pay a fee for the whole time i was on site .
I wrote to them and appealed again citing Act of God and told them that they would need to take me to court and prove it was within my gift to actually leave the car park during the relevant time period .
They dropped the case.
Moral of the story , be polite , hold your ground and common sense should prevail .
Since the 2015 Supreme Court ruling I think that many of the outcomes won't feel like common sense.
Has anyone found that BPA Code of Conduct on minor breaches, please?
Orange is my new black
Re #1 and #15:
This is run by a private company........
Does their name appear on the list of British Parking Association's Approved Operators?
Was the parking event in England or Wales?
If the answer is "yes" to both, I suspect that the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 will mean that the parking company is permitted to pursue [edited to correct] the registered keeper for any legitimate charges due from the driver.
PePiPoo is your friend here!
It's all a bit trickier after the Supreme Court decision in favour of the private Parking Companies. Ultimately, they haven't suffered a loss as you paid the fee, but made an administrative error. I'd fight it.
It's all a bit trickier after the Supreme Court decision in favour of the private Parking Companies.
I will update the thread once I get a response from the appeal I put in yesterday....
Appriciate all the help and replies
I had an incident some years ago, when having paid, I parked in a 'space' that was apparently not designated as a parking space. 'Fine' & usual threats followed, a call to them said pay-up & then appeal, yea right! So I wrote & pointed out as nicely as poss that it was a civil case & therefore had to be heard at the county court & that IMHO if a reasonable person could not reasonably determine the space was 'not a space' as it were then no 'offence' could have been committed. Some time later, they backed down, on this occasion etc etc.......
From a reasonable persons perspective, they have suffered no loss, as already said & to err is human. As I understand if they pursue you the case can be heard at a venue of your choosing, so check out the geography.
Liz & David