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    • sm95
    • By sm95 8th Mar 18, 4:19 PM
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    Total Parking Solutions Ticket
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    • 8th Mar 18, 4:19 PM
    Total Parking Solutions Ticket 8th Mar 18 at 4:19 PM
    "Vehicle was incorrectly positioned to the inconvenience of other users"

    puu.sh/zDh7I/ef680005d2.png

    There was another car parked parked on the left side with no ticket although I can't remember if their car was intruding on the pedestrian walkway (which is just a couple lines painted on the road)

    I've read through the sticky but I'm just wondering if I have any grounds at all for an appeal or if I should just pay while it is reduced

    Thanks very much
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 8th Mar 18, 5:45 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 5:45 PM
    most parking charge tickets are won on legal grounds, not on what happened on the day

    so issues like signage and markings , landowner contract , compliance with the law , compliance with the relevant CoP etc , all count towards a win, but what you outlined above are not grounds for winning anything at all

    you do not owe a penny unless a judge says so, so appeal it
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Mar 18, 6:53 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 6:53 PM
    Can't make much of that. Is it something from Etch-a-Sketch?
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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    • Johnersh
    • By Johnersh 8th Mar 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:29 PM
    errr you appear (from your etch-a-sketch) to be parked on the pavement.

    There may be stuff you can unpick as to who is ticketing, but from limited info, you look to be "fair game" for the ticket. Your own drawing appears to suggestions pedestrians are forced to walk in the road around your car. If i've got that wrong, you'll be needing photos...
    "The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading."
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 8th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:55 PM
    I've read through the sticky but I'm just wondering if I have any grounds at all for an appeal or if I should just pay while it is reduced
    Where does the sticky thread say paying is an option, ever, at all?

    Where does the sticky thread say the detail 'grounds for appeal' matters, at all?

    That's why there is an appeal template in the NEWBIES thread, one size fits all.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Mar 18, 9:55 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:55 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:55 PM
    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences.

    Parking Eye, Smart and a smaller company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each year). They nearly always lose) and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P.

    The problem has become so rampant that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers. Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind most of these companies may well be put out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 8th Mar 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:58 PM
    I addition to the above forget about other vehicles or whether they were ticketed it won't make any difference.

    This is your chance of these muppets going to court:

    http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Total_Parking_Solutions.html
    • sm95
    • By sm95 9th Mar 18, 1:01 AM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 1:01 AM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 1:01 AM
    Can't make much of that. Is it something from Etch-a-Sketch?
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    errr you appear (from your etch-a-sketch) to be parked on the pavement.

    There may be stuff you can unpick as to who is ticketing, but from limited info, you look to be "fair game" for the ticket. Your own drawing appears to suggestions pedestrians are forced to walk in the road around your car. If i've got that wrong, you'll be needing photos...
    Originally posted by Johnersh
    sorry I forgot about street view

    puu.sh/zDBgA/63b7f7a57c.jpg

    car was parked in front of the right-side gate at the top left, the back right of my tyre was barely over onto the lane bit

    Where does the sticky thread say paying is an option, ever, at all?

    Where does the sticky thread say the detail 'grounds for appeal' matters, at all?

    That's why there is an appeal template in the NEWBIES thread, one size fits all.
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    it doesn't but the last time I asked for advice before an appeal (a year or 2 back) someone said that POPLA appeals have become harder to win
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 9th Mar 18, 1:09 AM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 1:09 AM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 1:09 AM
    We still win almost all POPLA appeals, around 99%, except against a couple of firms like Premier Park who seem to have POPLA in their pocket more often than not. But still no-one PAYS the PPC!

    TPS have never been very hard to beat. Appeal as keeper using the usual forum template, to get the POPLA code then consult other POPLA appeals and copy/adapt a winner.

    Assuming the PCN was a windscreen one, you will already know from the NEWBIES thread to wait till day 26, and why (the sticky thread saves us repeating ourselves, at least that's the idea).
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 9th Mar 18, 8:57 AM
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    You are where you are, and as said no one pays these muppets, but I have to say I wouldn't even think of parking there ppc or no ppc!
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