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Parking fine - misleading signage

edited 5 June 2020 at 1:50PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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Marty_OzarkMarty_Ozark Forumite
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Hi, I need advice on the following please.   I'm based in Scotland. My car was parked in the empty car park of  a small store at 6pm on a Sunday.  The store closed at 5pm.  The parking sign didn't state that any parking restrictions applied 24-7.   After receiving a PCN for £60,   I spoke to the management of the store advising them that their parking sign is misleading as it does not state that their parking restrictions apply 24-7, they did not take my concern onboard and were fairly unhelpful.  I received a further PCN for £100 and after that a letter from ZZPS Ltd who had found my phone number and advised the issue is passed to QDR Solicitors.     If anyone can advise the best way to take this forward.  Many thanks

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  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad Forumite
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    No signs need to say that parking restrictions apply 24/7. Even Council ones don't.

     The reason for my lack of response is that I want to challenge the fine due to the misleading signage.
    Wait and do nothing unless the parking firm try a claim using th simple procedure - yes, Court - there is no risk in waiting and sitting on your hands because it is still rare in Scotland. 

    The VERY LAST thing you want to do is say who was driving.    You know that from all the other Scotland cases on  here, all you need to do is search and read 'Scotland' threads using that single keyword.   

    Which PPC is it, CP Plus?  Civiil Enforcement?  LOL.
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  • D_P_DanceD_P_Dance Forumite
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    1. Nine times out of ten these tickets are scams, so consider complaining to your MP, it can cause the scammer extra costs and work, and has been known to get the charge cancelled.

      Parliament is well aware of the MO of these private parking companies, many of whom are former clampers, and on 15th March 2019 a Bill was enacted to curb the excesses of these shysters. Codes of Practice are being drawn up, an independent appeals service will be set up, and access to the DVLA's date base more rigorously policed, persistent offenders denied access to the DVLA database and unable to operate.

      Hopefully, when life gets back to normal, it will become impossible for those scammers who are left to continue their vile trade, but until this is done you should still complain to your MP, citing the new legislation.

      http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/8/contents/enacted

      Just as the clampers were finally closed down, so hopefully will many of these Private Parking Companies.


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  • Le_KirkLe_Kirk Forumite
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    Further to @Coupon-mad's advice edit your first post, so that the DRIVER parked the car and the KEEPER received the PCN.
  • Marty_OzarkMarty_Ozark Forumite
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    It's civil enforcement.
  • UmkomaasUmkomaas Forumite
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    Same advice, keep ignoring unless you receive (Vanishingly unlikely in Scotland) a Letter of Claim or a claim via the Sheriff Court, come back if you get either. 
    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. .
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