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My wife who works as a visiting carer parked at a block of

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My wife who works as a visiting carer parked at a block of flats to visit someone she is caring for. I, as the registered keeper. have received letters asking for £100 as it was private parking.. I have ignored them so far. From the internet it seems that I am under real obligation to pay the charge. Is this so?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

Which company has issued the ticket?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ethical Parking Management

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.

You do not have to pay the charge and may appeal against the ticket on grounds such as

you do not agree that a valid contract was formed;

disputing the fact that they are authorised by the landowner to enter into contracts on behalf of the landowner;

disputing the reasonableness of the 100 pounds charge and asking them to prove that it is a genuine pre-estimate of loss and not simply an unenforceable penalty;

You may also ask them for a POPLA code if they do not allow the appeal.

Then you may lodge a further appeal with POPLA:

http://www.popla.org.uk/makinganappeal.htm

It is very likely that you will win the appeal with POPLA.

Hope this helps
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