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Private parking fines are different as they do not come from the estate. In essence this is a simple contractual dispute.
You can ignore it. They have no right to charge you, any more than say if you parked on your neighbours land.
If it went to Court it would be a small claim and they would need to show that there was a contract between you and them, you agreed to their terms and they suffered a loss.
Your defence is that you have parked there for years and I assume with the owners consent. As such the fees can't be recovered.
Even if the Judge finds for the parking company, they still have to show a loss which they have suffered - there simply is no claim.
No loss - no claim
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hi Alex. Thanks for your prompt reply. I have been advised by many people to ignore the tickets and letters but I am glad to hear it from one who knows. We have never been given a contract but the business have been using the car park for years. The tickets were issued during a short period in October and never since. Thanks again.