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IAS appeal success

Hello,

Just thought I'd share. I recently got a successful appeal with IAS in a residential parking case.
The operator is considered as one of the most litigious in UK, so I'm glad some time has been saved as I was ready to fight it out in court, if required.

In my case the car was parked I guess for about 20 minutes on a road which I never knew was private though I lived nearby for years. All deliveries, taxis, etc park on that road, so didn't think that it was not allowed. Some one clicked photos on mobile phone and I got the notice by post. I would have paid it, if not for the advice on this forum! Thanks to all the regular contributors!

The appeal was won on the basis of missing entrance signs (evidence which I provided) and lack of proof of adequate signage (based on evidence provided by the operator). One thing I realised in my case is that the operator didnt really seem to have time/resources to add any more evidence other than the original photos (taken from mobile) and a sign template and map.

I know the general advice is to not to appeal to IAS, but I went ahead  as it was no-cost standard appeal and I was mentally prepared that the appeal would be rejected and this might help in preparing for the court process. I did feel more confident about my case in the whole process of appeal/replying to operator. As part of appeal, they dont bother if the operator is following the IPC Code of conduct or not. 

Hope this helps!
 

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  • Ralph-y
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    well done .... can you please name the estate as this may well help others

    Ralph B)
  • Ralph-y said:
    well done .... can you please name the estate as this may well help others

    Ralph B)
    thanks, this was near Ilford Hill, Redbridge - Paragon Housing (Peachy House).
  • Coupon-mad
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    Well worth trying IAS appeals at the moment, due to probable staff shortages at PPCs.  As you saw, they had no appetite to put in a strong case.
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    edited 17 April 2021 at 6:37PM
    Well done you :)  Too little too late for IAS :'(

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  • Myrights
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    I also have recently been successful in getting the car park charge dropped, after contacting IAS. To be frank, most of it was due to my very FULL appeal and iteration that I made. I had to pre-empt , forstall anything that could have been suggested in court. Plus, provide evidence and use many questions- which have never been answered. 
  • Fruitcake
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    Myrights said:
    I also have recently been successful in getting the car park charge dropped, after contacting IAS. To be frank, most of it was due to my very FULL appeal and iteration that I made. I had to pre-empt , forstall anything that could have been suggested in court. Plus, provide evidence and use many questions- which have never been answered. 
    Me too. In most cases, an IAS appeal is a waste of time, but where a motorists has irrefutable proof no breach of parking terms occurred, then it is well worth a pop.
    In my case I had a copy of the contract with the landowner that showed my son's car was outside the area where the PPC are contracted to operate. They certainly would not have wanted that put in front of a judge.
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