Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Who is the issuer please?
No, thats all I need to know.
Are you prepared to risk being sued?
I'm sorry if I am missing the point but the photograph just appears to show a view of building where parking is clearly prohibited?
Did you abandon the vehicle at that location?
I presume you were on the double yellows and the red lights?
It is not an offence. This is private land parking. However, that location was quite plainly a prohibited one. It isn't really possible to argue that the signs were inadequate given that there were double red lines.
Double red lines don't mean much on private land but they clearly do convey a prohibition that would be understood by motorists.
The question is whether they are willing to sue. Commonly they did not as it was not cost effective but they are becoming more aggressive now that the law has turned in their favour.
The case of Beavis has resolved the challenge arising from the sum of their loss at least for now in favour of the private land finer.
The only realistic argument you could raise if there were to go to court is to challenge whether you were 'parked'.
There is case law that relates to council fining that says the prohibition is committed if a motorist causes the vehicle to come to rest even if the engine is running.
However, they may not be aware of that and you could argue it is dissimilar as it relates to council fining which has a different premise.
Usually with these things though it is a battle of nerves over whether or not they will sue.
They still sue far fewer motorists than they fine so the odds are probably in your favour.
Can I clarify anything for you?
All the best.