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  • Hi all

    OK so i had an eMail from the new office place dealing with POPLA appeals.

    So, where will I find a template for my appeal to POPLA ????

    There doesnt appear to be one in the stickies!?!
  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    There are no templates, there are hundreds of examples, just use the forum search facility with the name of your PPC and 'POPLA appeal'!

    However, to help you, your appeal needs to cover the following:

    1. No keeper liability (but you need to check the NtK for correct dates and all requirements of PoFA have been included) - see here:

    2. Signage
    3. No Contract with landowner to pursue charges in their own name at court
    4. No proprietary interest in the land
    5. Unlawful Penalty Charge
    6. ANPR Accuracy (if appropriate)
    7. No genuine pre-estimate of loss (GPEOL)

    Read very carefully post # 3 of the NEWBIES FAQ sticky - it contains information important to your appeal.

    There are plenty of examples of winning POPLA appeals across the forum; here are a couple of links for you to follow and research:

    How to win at POPLA:

    Some of the appeals linked here are now becoming quite dated, so be careful to use one of the more recent ones as your guide to framing your own. And there's no guarantee that the 'new' POPLA will deal with things in the same way as the 'old' POPLA.

    Please don't do a 'copy and dump' of the first thing that looks 'legal' enough, then expect regulars to pick it apart and amend it all for you. We won't do that, so you need to understand what you're copying, you need to proof read it and make sure any references you make (Beavis in particular) are up to date, and everything relates broadly to your parking event.

    POPLA Decisions

    Read from the most recent backwards to get a feel for the appeal points on which POPLA Assessors are currently upholding appeals.

    However (and importantly), as alluded above, things have changed on the POPLA front, with the service having been taken over by The Ombudsman Service Ltd. Please read the following links to understand the process you will need to follow:

    So the 'new' POPLA is now up and running, you will need to get your appeal in by the deadline you've been given. We don't know how they will assess and adjudicate appeals, so we won't be able to give anything like the conditional assurance we have previously - until we see several outputs from the new service.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
  • does the notice to keeper need to state the period of parking OR can it just state a single time of offense??
  • Popla appeal submitted

    thanks all
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