So I got a parking ticket in a carpark, pay or contest?Watch
One of my wheels was over the bay lines, and when I got back, I found a parking ticket on my windscreen from UK Parking Control. £60/£30 (14 days). Said I had clearly agreed to the terms and conditions on the private land yadada and the fine was for incorrect parking.
There wasn't any signs in front, or either side of my car. So if you imagine a circle, it's the top half, 180 degrees with no signage. Can I appeal that it was unreasonable and unclear signage and I did not agree to a contract?
Or just totally batten down the hatches and refuse to pay?
Over at the MSE forums they have a 100% success rate for POPLA appeals. Follow their guides and win
But still, the timestamp of it was something like 5 mins after I left my car. Them people must just stare at every car coming in or something. Vultures.
I got one for spending to long in an Aldi carpark a few years ago, I completely ignored it and after two letters they left me alone.
This is a practice very close to speculative invoicing, they know that a high percentage of people won't bother paying up but enough people will be intimidated enough to make it worth doing.
I've been ignoring it - got a few follow up letters so far that have also ended up in the bin.