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Hello, I parked in the car park located under my friends apartment in London. I parked in her space and she drove us to the airport. She is entitled to 1 visitor permit however her landlord had not yet sorted it. There was a sign clearly displayed stating the penalty should someone park there without a valid permit however I thought this would be ok as I was allowed by the tennant to park in her space. The car park is always half empty and as I was parked in her space I was not obstructing anyone who had a permit to park there. I was issued with 4 tickets over the time I was away totalling £400 (£240 if paid within 14 days). I feel this is extortionate and completely unfair considering the circumstances. Do I have any grounds to appeal to just pay for 1 charge rather than 4? Your help will be much appreciated.
Also I would like to add that I am £15k in debt and currently have no job so I can not afford these fines. Would that be considered to appeal for a reduction or at the very least a payment plan if all else fails?
Yes UKPC is a private firm. I have since found out that it is UKPC who won't provide the visitor permit because the previous tenants did not return it and so they won't issue another one.
Regardless, I was in my friends parking space so hoping that can account for something?
My other friend also parked there and got the same fines because we didn't have a visitor pass. Can that be used for an appeal at all?