Excel Parking Fine

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaiming Mortgage Fees, Council Tax, etc
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jenny1983_2jenny1983_2 Forumite
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I have been issued a parking charge notice from Excel Parking , I parked at the Stockport - Peel Centre.

I genuinely didnt realise that I needed to pay for a ticket as I have never been to a retail site where you had to pay !

I met a lady in Frankie and Bennys for a job interview and then got back to my car and decided as I was there already, I would have a wonder round the shops.

It wasn't until I was heading back to my car that I spotted the sign mentioning I had to pay. At that point I couldn't pay for a ticket as I was leaving! What do you do I you genuinely didnt realise, I would have been happy to pay the £2 fee... but now they are asking for £60 or £100 if not paid within 14days!

Do I 1) ignore all letters or 2) appeal and then when they reject my appeal, refer it to POPLA - there seems to be conflicting advice on here.

Thanks guys

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  • edited 18 January 2014 at 1:30PM
    BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    edited 18 January 2014 at 1:30PM
    read the information on this part of the forum, theres a sticky for newbies to read with all the steps and links to templates

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163

    and start a new thread if need be

    the basic reply is its not a "fine"

    you will fail the initial "appeal" , go to POPLA and then win on GPEOL (genuine Pre Estimate of Loss) signage , authority to raise charges etc
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  • If the word ''fine'' is mentioned then send it back and ignore it. Otherwise as above.
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