MSE News: Motorist takes parking charge challenge to highest UK court

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
A motorist who vowed to fight on after losing a private parking case has today filed appeal papers to the Supreme Court ...
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Motorist takes parking charge challenge to highest UK court

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  • HerzlosHerzlos Forumite
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    We know about this at least a month ago?

    Edit: 41 days, according to that article.

    I mean, it's good that it's getting covered and all, but it's not news.
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    MSE Paloma shouldn't this be on the parking and other fines/penalties sub board?
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    Herzlos wrote: »
    We know about this at least a month ago?

    Edit: 41 days, according to that article.

    I mean, it's good that it's getting covered and all, but it's not news.

    I think the papers were only filed at the supreme court today
  • arthurx1234arthurx1234 Forumite
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    • In April 2013, Beavis left his car in a retail outlet car park in Chelmsford, Essex, that offered two hours of free parking.
    • Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes and was sent a parking ticket by ParkingEye Limited, which managed the site, ordering him to pay £85, reduced to £50 if he paid within 14 days.
    Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes = GUILTY PAY UP AND SHUT UP


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    • In April 2013, Beavis left his car in a retail outlet car park in Chelmsford, Essex, that offered two hours of free parking.
    • Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes and was sent a parking ticket by ParkingEye Limited, which managed the site, ordering him to pay £85, reduced to £50 if he paid within 14 days.
    Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes = GUILTY PAY UP AND SHUT UP


    Arthur

    Do you think £50 or nearly £1 per minute is an acceptable amount to charge for an overstay?
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    • In April 2013, Beavis left his car in a retail outlet car park in Chelmsford, Essex, that offered two hours of free parking.
    • Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes and was sent a parking ticket by ParkingEye Limited, which managed the site, ordering him to pay £85, reduced to £50 if he paid within 14 days.
    Beavis overstayed by 56 minutes = GUILTY PAY UP AND SHUT UP


    Arthur

    It's a charge for parking - private companies have no legal authority to impose fines, nor to pronounce people "guilty". Is £1 per minute a reasonable parking charge?
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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    edited 4 June 2015 at 8:42AM
    It is unreasonable to break the rules and so prevent another person from parking.
    The fine is a deterent.
    He knew the rules and ignored them
    The landowner has been perfectly reasonable by allowing people to park for 2 hours and charging nothing
    He is no better than able bodied motorists who park in supermarket disabled bays
    The rules are there for all
    He has wasted alot of time by dragging this through the courts, but has generated much publicity for his chip shop
    What right has he to overstay by almost 1 hour
    He has abused the 2 hour free parking
    HE SHOULD PAY UP AND SHUT UP

    "Do you think £50 or nearly £1 per minute is an acceptable amount to charge for an overstay? " YES It is to deter inconsiderate/ unreasonable/ shameless / selfish/ stupid/ ignorant people from overstaying

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    It is unreasonable to break the rules and so prevent another person from parking.
    The fine is a deterent.
    He knew the rules and ignored them
    The landowner has been perfectly reasonable by allowing people to park for 2 hours and charging nothing
    He is no better than able bodied motorists who park in supermarket disabled bays
    The rules are there for all
    He has wasted alot of time by dragging this through the courts, but has generated much publicity for his chip shop
    What right has he to overstay by almost 1 hour
    He has abused the 2 hour free parking
    HE SHOULD PAY UP AND SHUT UP

    "Do you think £50 or nearly £1 per minute is an acceptable amount to charge for an overstay? " YES It is to deter inconsiderate people from overstaying

    Arthur

    It's got nothing to do with what's considerate or inconsiderate.

    Do they fine people who park over two spaces? When people do this, the car park "thinks" there are more spaces available than there are, it then lets people in who cannot park. This harms people, whereas overstaying only harms the already filthy rich parking company....... So what's actually more "inconsiderate"?
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  • edited 4 June 2015 at 9:10AM
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    edited 4 June 2015 at 9:10AM
    ' Last edited by arthurx1234; Today at 8:42 AM.. Reason: spelling'

    You missed one -'deterrent'.
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    Go to the Motoring Forum, then click on the blue Parking Ticket sub-Thread.

    Read the Newbies Stickies, more than once. Absorb. Learn.

    Private Parking scumpanies cannot, do not, issue 'f- - - s'.

    Only Police, Council traffic Wardens, and London Transport Police can do that for 'parking events'.

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  • HerzlosHerzlos Forumite
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    It is unreasonable to break the rules and so prevent another person from parking.
    The fine is a deterent.
    He knew the rules and ignored them
    The landowner has been perfectly reasonable by allowing people to park for 2 hours and charging nothing
    He is no better than able bodied motorists who park in supermarket disabled bays
    The rules are there for all
    He has wasted alot of time by dragging this through the courts, but has generated much publicity for his chip shop
    What right has he to overstay by almost 1 hour
    He has abused the 2 hour free parking
    HE SHOULD PAY UP AND SHUT UP

    "Do you think £50 or nearly £1 per minute is an acceptable amount to charge for an overstay? " YES It is to deter inconsiderate/ unreasonable/ shameless / selfish/ stupid/ ignorant people from overstaying

    Arthur

    You're making a lot of assumptions there.

    Plus, as you said it's a deterrent, and private companies aren't allowed to issue fines. So whether he should have parked for as long as he did or not, the penalty isn't actually legal.

    If it was a council run car park I'd agree with you, but it wasn't.
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