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Parking Fine

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Margaret13, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:50 AM.

  1. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Yes that's it
     
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    yes done that and saved it , emailed it to them too
     
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    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    I'd be tempted to string them along.

    Email them to say you don't believe in the validity of the fine and are prepared to take it to court to contest it.

    Then when they've paid for a solicitor etc show the receipt (or even let it go to magistrates court and present the receipt there).

    Can you tell I have no liking for these parking companies?
     
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    ha make you right , but can't be bother with going court
     
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    Yes I see that now. It was not too clear in the first post hence others an I posting.
     
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    She's hard work sometimes is our Margy:p:D:thumb:
     
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    but you love me :nana::laff::coffee:
     
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    Was it a real fine (local authority, signs and lines), or a 'fine' (actually a civil contract penalty clause) ?

    Either way, lay a paper trail (no emails, texts or phone calls), to show that you have been reasonable. Then let them come after you. Following which you counter claim.
     
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    its a pcn(parking charge notice)ive had hundreds over the years and never paid one of em dont know why so many people fall for this type of con.a fine can only come from a judge or magistrate not a private company.give em f all and plenty of it
     
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    Its when its private land near shops , asking you to pay on app , which we did , saved all paper work showing we have , also emailed them , so that's it they aren't getting a penny .
     
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    You could see this two ways. You have made the effort to recompense the landowner and put things right. Job done! Or, you've admitted culpability and thus liability, plus you've told them exactly who you are via an APP. I would not be at all shocked if the £2.50 was the APP's usage fee, but it could just be a way of guaranteeing payment for parking. Scare tactics.

    Personally if I saw a sign or sticker saying send money here, I'd be wary. There are plenty of signs like that on the internet as well, and a fair few emails.
     
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    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    I've used several parking apps and none of them charge a usage fee.
     
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    If the £2.50 that has been paid is for parking, you’ve paid. Don’t pay any fine.

    Going back a few years now, I got a £60 fine for parking up when I nipped doctors. It had been a few years since I parked there. Wasn’t even aware had to pay! Only for 15 minutes, a week later got a fine through. Sent email against paying, they sent a reply (load of nonsense) saying they reviewed it and fine still stands.
    I sent a letter off with a check for £3 iirc(covered up to 2hrs I think as a good few years back). They cashed check and that was the end. I paid what I owed.
    Most if not all is legalised robbery . Pay what you owe and they can’t do much. But I’m no solicitor , so not saying it might work for you.
     
  14. Steve Laming

    Steve Laming If it can go wrong it will.

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    If it's a private company ignore it. They will send you lots of official looking letters but do not reply. They have to identify the driver not the registered owner. If you reply they have just identified you! Second thing if you are identified is see if they are a company signed up to Popla. This is independent arbitration. If so go down that route and claim that they do not have the legal right to issue the fine as they do not have the permission of the land owner. Request they provide a copy of the contract as proof. Their case against you will disappear as they do not want to disclose commercially sensitive info and possibly breach a confidentiality clause. You win, no costs. I know it works in the majority of cases and have done it myself.
     
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    Same with us , never been a charge , and why would we have had a receipt right away saying payment for this date and time , showing £2.50p paid , and that's the amount come out from bank account , the fine says the correct time on parking , and the right time we left , worked out we still had over an hour to stay there , if needed .
     
  16. Steve Laming

    Steve Laming If it can go wrong it will.

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    The camera's work on number plate recognition. If you had to input your number, was it correct. Anything different and the computer says no
     

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