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Parking Eye taking me to court
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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I parked on a private car park managed by Parking Eye in January. I paid £1.50 for two hours but overstayed by 39 minutes. Three hours would have been an extra 50p. Soon after I received a parking charge notice for £100. I immediately wrote to Parking Eye stating that their charge was disproportionate and would not be paid (as advised on Money Saving Expert site). To cut a long story short, they have written several times during 2013 demanding payment, culminating in a Court claim via Northampton Bulk Centre for £100 + £50 solicitors fee + £15 admin. I replied in defence to the court stating that this should not be paid under the terms of the Unfair Terms in Contract Regulations 1999 and the OFT guidlines on these regs regarding disproportionate sanctions for breach of contract. Parking Eye have responded with a raft of cases where precedents have been set in their favour on both my defences. The court is offering a free telephone mediation service rather than going to court and I have to reply by 20th December. Any advice would be very welcome.
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