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Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:58 pm
by dls
For several years, there have been simple assertions made (in one form or another) that private companies cannot recover parking charges.

I have sympathy for some such assertions, but hope I have recognised that they can bite.
A news story today confirms that:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-39478203

under a headline
Court orders woman to pay £24,500 to private parking company

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:03 pm
by atticus
This seems consistent with the Parking Eye decision.

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:26 am
by diy
I'd have thought she'd have been better off hiring expertise to explore other angles. Tenancy rights, exact wording of the parking charge contract, authorisation of the parking company or even the total number of times that its charge could be applied.

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:06 pm
by miner
Stupid woman, and an even more stupid Sheriff, allowing a private parking company to collect such an absurdly astronomical charge from an individual for "parking".

They should have towed the vehicle to an Impound Lot long before such a ridiculous fee had accumulated.

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:50 pm
by diy
I think this was multiple parking "offences" and multiple tickets, not a case of leaving the car there for a month or 2.

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:12 pm
by atticus
Miner would no doubt say that on, say, the 10th occasion ...

Re: Private Parking Rules bite back

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:37 am
by diy
I assume she is free to appeal the quantum?