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Thank you for the information. So there is no way I can stop a company chasing me for money I do not owe. I have written to them numerous times to explain but they just ignore my communication and increase the charge.
This seem outrageous in this day an age. So I have to keep all my evidence ignore them as the fines keeps getting more and more and hope that if they do sue that I can prove my case. This is all very stressful and unfair.
Sorry, last point. I was advised that they are in breach of contract law. Is there no come back on that point either.
Can you confirm that they are in breach of contract law. My car is parked in a private residential area as per my lease. My lease makes no mention of parking enforcements or restrictions that were put in after I moved in.
Ok. I am a little confused as a year ago another Lawyer on this site said they were.
The view from the other lawyer was I have not entered in to any contract with them therefore they are in breach of contract for putting the parking ticket on my car. My car is parked as per my lease.
This was the statement from Alex Watts: Lawyer.
They can only issue penalties and in law they can not be enforced.
They would have to show there is a contract, you agreed to their terms and they suffered a loss.
Are these statement still both correct?
Why am I in contract and who with? I've not entered in to a contract, I've not agreed to any contract. There are no references to any parking restrictions or contracts on my property lease. The restrictions were put in by the management company afterwards without consulting or having agreement from any of the property owners. I'm now being harassed to pay fines for parking my car at my property.
If I put a sign on my car saying any notices or parking tickets put on my car will be issued with a £1,000 bill for their removal. Can I then invoice them £1,000 as they would have entered in to a contract by not following my notice.
I am very confused here.
I think I may need to rewind and put some context here for you.
I live in a private residential area. The parking is free. However a few years ago due to the amount of non-residents parking on the estate, the management company implement a scheme where non-resident vehicles were issued a fine from an external private hire parking enforcement company (UKPC) to stop them parking there. This was never discussed or agree with the residents (approx. 700 dwellings).
The parking for residents is free, however the parking company has a habit of issuing parking fines for resident cars. I have several. Yet despite appealing against them, writing to them they still persist in pursuing their fines which keep going up and up. Hence my original question about harassment.
My time is not free and the amount of time I am spending writing letters etc is time I could be spending doing other thing. If this was billed through my company this would be charged at £150 per hour.
I do not see what right anyone has to harass anyone in this manor. In my eyes this is some kind or extortion racket.
Ok, I can accept that, but given the additional information what claim do they have on me. I'm not doing anything wrong.