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they have rejected my appeal on the grounds of the whole car park could be permit holders only , the letter is not relevant , the charges are ok because I have entered into a contract by parking there.
I wish to know if I should carry on fighting this charge in the next step at the small claims court , what the costs of this would be , are court costs added to the penalty charge or not and would compensation be made against me.
Also I am sure that the IAS do not/ will not publicise they appeal records is this legal and why don't they ??
on the fence / gate into the car park they had a sign which was covered by a flyer offering spaces to rent . There was also signs on the back fences which were apprx. 30 yards away and not until I received a ticket did they become noticeable.They definitely were not clear and there was also no signs to separate the 2 car parks . (company parking area and permit holder area ) .I have photographic evidence of this which was submitted to the IAS. The response was that the whole car park could have been for permit holders. If needed I can get a letter from the company I was working at to say that is not the case and they have parking for themselves which do not require permits.
yes I have photos of the sign with the flyer on.
This was submitted to the IAS along with others of the car park .This was to show the lack of signage .
If they do sue I should fight this case on the grounds of signage is not clear .Also that the sign which is covered is not relevant to that area.
Should there be any signage to separate the car parks ? or even markings on the floor spaces themselves to show these are for permit holders only ?
please reply as to court costs if it goes to this.
what about if they win do I have to pay them anything else other than the penalty charge.i.e. court fees or compensation
can they claim anything else apart from the actual penalty charge ?