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I rent a flat in an apartment block with private underground parking for which I have an allocated parking space for. Since living there I have parked in the space allocated to the flat that I rent. After 6 months they put up notices saying that Excel parking would be managing the car park and that cars were required to display a parking permit. I requested a parking permit from the estate agents who manage my tenancy. They were late giving me the permit and as a result I had a ticket on my car and have been given a fine of £60 from Excel parking. I have appealed the fine by saying I was still awaiting a permit by they have rejected my appeal and say that the fine still counts and they have since added further costs to the fine. I have contacted my estate agent who say that it is not their problem and are unwilling to get involved or pay the fine. Excel parking have since referred the fine to a legal company who have added their own legal costs. Is there a way of getting out of this fine?
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as there are a few regulars on there who seem to know every way possible to legally avoid having to pay fines such as yours.(well, what you received wasn't actually a fine in the legal sense)
If it simply says you have the use of space XX (or similar), and doesn't mention any need for a permit, then it seems your landlord (or the agent) has failed in their contractual obligation to provide free parking.
But getting into a legal wrangle with your landlord may not be a good idea.
Lots of knowledgeable people there 🙂