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    • Musso2010
    • By Musso2010 15th Mar 17, 5:22 PM
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    Store closed down...can they issue a parking charge notice
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:22 PM
    Store closed down...can they issue a parking charge notice 15th Mar 17 at 5:22 PM
    Hi everyone,

    My question is, if a store has shut down and ceased trading (a sainsburys store to be exact) can a private parking company still issue a penalty charge notice for exceeding the time on the ticket?
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 15th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
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    This is a totally unregulated industry, anything that can part you from your money goes.

    Which parking company?
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:31 PM
    Hi everyone,

    My question is, if a store has shut down and ceased trading (a sainsburys store to be exact) can a private parking company still issue a penalty charge notice for exceeding the time on the ticket?
    Originally posted by Musso2010
    The landowner has the right to stop people from parking on their land without permission and can employ a private company to do this irrespective of whether the land is or isn't being used at the time for parking.
    They cannot issue a penalty charge notice, but can issue a parking charge notice.

    If you have a PCN then you should read the Sticky thread for NEWBIES and then appeal accordingly.
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    • Guys Dad
    • By Guys Dad 15th Mar 17, 5:41 PM
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    The answer is "Yes" as long as the land is owned by the people who contracted the PPC and the contract is still valid.

    In fact, empty land is often more at risk from dumping and travellers camping than regularly used land.
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    • By fisherjim 15th Mar 17, 6:34 PM
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    Yes unless they are "travellers" then they won't go anywhere near!
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    • Musso2010
    • By Musso2010 15th Mar 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:25 PM
    Thank you all for the quick response.

    It was the fact that the store was no longer being used so I just wanted to clarify the situation.

    I'll begin my appeal using the advice in the sticky.

    Oh and for the person who asked, it was Horizon Parking.
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