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Mirajane97
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I was in the process of moving from one university house to the other, I never brought my car to university before so I didn't have a parking permit.

I got a parking fine and appealed it, giving evidence that I lived at the address, but explained I couldn't get a permit the day before since i arrived late in the day, and was told to set a parking permit up for my new house instead of the old one.

now I got a letter saying that since my postal address is now my new address they won't even look at the evidence and i have to pay, they said if I was in the process of moving I could have rung up and my car rej would have been blocked from fines for a few days, but I did ring up before going to university and no such thing was said.

so am I still liable for paying a parking fine outside my own house? it seems like the whole process has been set up so more people have to pay parking fines.
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(Original post by Mirajane97)
I was in the process of moving from one university house to the other, I never brought my car to university before so I didn't have a parking permit.

I got a parking fine and appealed it, giving evidence that I lived at the address, but explained I couldn't get a permit the day before since i arrived late in the day, and was told to set a parking permit up for my new house instead of the old one.

now I got a letter saying that since my postal address is now my new address they won't even look at the evidence and i have to pay, they said if I was in the process of moving I could have rung up and my car rej would have been blocked from fines for a few days, but I did ring up before going to university and no such thing was said.

so am I still liable for paying a parking fine outside my own house? it seems like the whole process has been set up so more people have to pay parking fines.
Is this a university levied fine or a council fine? Parking fines generally are set up so that people have to pay them, and if after one more explanation with evidence of emails/calls, you get nowhere, pay up and get on with life. That it's outside your own house is irrelevant.
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(Original post by threeportdrift)
Is this a university levied fine or a council fine? Parking fines generally are set up so that people have to pay them, and if after one more explanation with evidence of emails/calls, you get nowhere, pay up and get on with life. That it's outside your own house is irrelevant.
Its a council fine, but I was told if I had originally phoned up I would have been put on a block list, I did phone up and they never even mentioned that, it seems like most of the fault was on there part.
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(Original post by Mirajane97)
Its a council fine, but I was told if I had originally phoned up I would have been put on a block list, I did phone up and they never even mentioned that, it seems like most of the fault was on there part.
Unless you can prove it ...
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I' sure the phone calls are all recorded, but I can't even remember who it was with, so I doubt theyd look into it if it's not beneficial for them.
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It doesn't matter. You didn't have a permit so you weren't able to park there, regardless of residential status.

Pay it when you can and avoid bother.
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Yes you have to pay it. Follow the rules next time.
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You're liable to pay it, your fault, swallow the L and move on.
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With it being a council fine it's -probably- not worth your time and effort fighting it.

just pay up

And work in McDonalds or wherever for a few hours to recoup the money.
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hi..
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wea are you from?
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wea are you from?
Why the hell would that matter?
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