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Need advice please Got a parking charge notice from Parking Eye

sammy321 Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi everyone i need some advice i got a letter today from Parking Eye, car park management, on letter says "Photographic eveidence shows vehicle entering Forster Square Phase 2 car park at 13.22 and departing at 17.04 the maximum period permitted is 3hours so by calculation it is demonstarted that the vehicle has remained at the location for longer than permitted" they have asked for parking charge of £80 and if paid within 14days then got to pay £50 are these guys for real anyone else had any parking charges from them did you pay? i have read some forums saying they are a scam and dont pay them just ignore them? shall i ignore them or pay up?

Thanks
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Huge thread on MSE, everyone saying to ignore lol

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2214803
#2
choc1969
Huge thread on MSE, everyone saying to ignore lol

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2214803


Thats what i have been reading but it scares me as i have a clean record and dont want to have a bad record i dont know do beleive the forums or pay up i got a scare from the first letter i received this morning lol im not looking forward to receiving the other letters confused!!
[mod]#3
Lesson........stick to the allotted time. lol
#4
Just ignore it. What r they gonna do?
banned#5
sammy321
choc1969
Huge thread on MSE, everyone saying to ignore lol

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2214803


Thats what i have been reading but it scares me as i have a clean record and dont want to have a bad record i dont know do beleive the forums or pay up i got a scare from the first letter i received this morning lol im not looking forward to receiving the other letters confused!!

clean record.....

it would never affect your driving licence and isnt a criminal offence
banned#6
I think they mean credit rating if it's get to the CCJ stage
#7
Think one really good forum thingy about this is peppipoo,
i had one from a similar company, if not the same one and i just ignored it, got first letter, reminder letter then letter saying they are going to take me to court.
Never heard a thing.

Edited By: geegee-pinata on Oct 13, 2010 11:28: blufdy
#8
Were you there on that date and that time? If you were and you went over the alloted 3 hrs then really you should pay the fine. Its not a scam its something you have done wrong therefore fined for.

If its the forster square I am thinking of (where my mum lives) then it is a very busy car park and people can rarely get parked there. If everyone gets away with parking for longer than 3 hrs then people will park there FOC and walk into town, where as people that want to get to the shops at forster square can't park.
#9
Syzable
Lesson........stick to the allotted time. lol


lol well now i know for next time i just carried away was shopping
#10
killamanjaro
Just ignore it. What r they gonna do?


ok im going to listen to you all and ignore them!
banned#11
If your one of the unlucky ones, they will get the bailiffs in to recover the debt and the charges will sky rocket
#12
i have read this forum http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2294335&highlight=parking+eye

alot of people are saying to ignore the letters like shelly said i did do wrong oops!!

Shelly yes i am from Bradford and this is the first time i ever done this as the weather was so nice thoug i will walk instead of going back to car so totallly forgot about the time of car park oh well see what happens if worse comes to worse the most i have to pay is £110 in total they say if pay within 14 days its £50 like someone said it is gullable for them to make us pay like this ! and i will rather wait and see what can be done about this!
#13
slamdunkin
If your one of the unlucky ones, they will get the bailiffs in to recover the debt and the charges will sky rocket


Really has this happened to anyone at all! in forums just says you get letters through post?
banned#14
No I don't think it has....just found this which set out the law and remedy quite clearly

The demand itself is not illegal, sadly, but certainly you don't have to pay it. I've answered this question a number of times and it boils down to this. A private company can not fine you; it can only issue a claim for damages and would have to prove damages to the amount claimed.

The threat to send bailiffs is an empty one. Write to them, and send a copy to the Office of Fair Trading, saying that any further attempts to collect this money will be viewed by you as harassment as defined in S1.1 of the Protection From Harassment Act 1997. Google Ferguson v British Gas Trading for more info on this law but you're never going to hear from these scabby people again. I have a special interest in this area and have never heard of one of these companies taking the alleged debt to court because they know that they would never win.

Only a fool would pay one of these claims, quite frankly.
#15
slamdunkin
No I don't think it has....just found this which set out the law and remedy quite clearly

The demand itself is not illegal, sadly, but certainly you don't have to pay it. I've answered this question a number of times and it boils down to this. A private company can not fine you; it can only issue a claim for damages and would have to prove damages to the amount claimed.

The threat to send bailiffs is an empty one. Write to them, and send a copy to the Office of Fair Trading, saying that any further attempts to collect this money will be viewed by you as harassment as defined in S1.1 of the Protection From Harassment Act 1997. Google Ferguson v British Gas Trading for more info on this law but you're never going to hear from these scabby people again. I have a special interest in this area and have never heard of one of these companies taking the alleged debt to court because they know that they would never win.

Only a fool would pay one of these claims, quite frankly.


to be honest with you i did park there for over 3 hours i admit i am in worng they also have proof of this so i can get done for this if they fight the right way i duno im really confused lol oh well will be brave and ignore upcoming letters now!!
banned#16
slamdunkin
No I don't think it has....just found this which set out the law and remedy quite clearly

The demand itself is not illegal, sadly, but certainly you don't have to pay it. I've answered this question a number of times and it boils down to this. A private company can not fine you; it can only issue a claim for damages and would have to prove damages to the amount claimed.

The threat to send bailiffs is an empty one. Write to them, and send a copy to the Office of Fair Trading, saying that any further attempts to collect this money will be viewed by you as harassment as defined in S1.1 of the Protection From Harassment Act 1997. Google Ferguson v British Gas Trading for more info on this law but you're never going to hear from these scabby people again. I have a special interest in this area and have never heard of one of these companies taking the alleged debt to court because they know that they would never win.

Only a fool would pay one of these claims, quite frankly.

so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?
#17
sammy321
slamdunkin
If your one of the unlucky ones, they will get the bailiffs in to recover the debt and the charges will sky rocket


Really has this happened to anyone at all! in forums just says you get letters through post?


Bailiffs are court-appointed officials. A company cannot threaten you with bailiffs, nor can they turn up pretending to be bailiffs. Only a court can authorise a bailiff to recover property/money. This can only be done after you have defaulted on a fine/penalty imposed by a court (i.e. Parking Eye would have to take you to court, win their case, then wait for you to default on the court's award. They could then apply to the court for a bailiff to be appointed to recover their award) .
#18
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?

If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.
#19
cis_groupie
sammy321
slamdunkin
If your one of the unlucky ones, they will get the bailiffs in to recover the debt and the charges will sky rocket


Really has this happened to anyone at all! in forums just says you get letters through post?


Bailiffs are court-appointed officials. A company cannot threaten you with bailiffs, nor can they turn up pretending to be bailiffs. Only a court can authorise a bailiff to recover property/money. This can only be done after you have defaulted on a fine/penalty imposed by a court (i.e. Parking Eye would have to take you to court, win their case, then wait for you to default on the court's award. They could then apply to the court for a bailiff to be appointed to recover their award) .


Thanks for info
#20
Glad I could help. Now, ignore Parking Eye's letters, and don't do it again! :p
banned#21
cis_groupie
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?

If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.

which they would win so a bit strange to say only a fool would pay this

personally I would pay the £50 if I was in the wrong rather than escalate it to £140 or even a court summons / CCJ / bad credit rating etc

Guess I;m a fool then (then again I wouldnt ever get caught like this! :p )
#22
I think that companies like this would never have the intention of actually taking someone to court, as it would cost them more money than it was worth. I would expect them just to hope that some of the people who are "caught" do pay up. Easy money for them.
banned#23
csiman
cis_groupie
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?
If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.
which they would win so a bit strange to say only a fool would pay thispersonally I would pay the £50 if I was in the wrong rather than escalate it to £140 or even a court summons / CCJ / bad credit rating etcGuess I;m a fool then (then again I wouldnt ever get caught like this! :p )

They would not win....as the whole idea of the small claims court is to make good any loss....how has an hour overstay in the car park cost them £50 or even £140....the small claims court is not there to impose a fine on behalf of a private company.

Edited By: slamdunkin on Oct 13, 2010 13:08: .
banned#24
slamdunkin
csiman
cis_groupie
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?
If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.
which they would win so a bit strange to say only a fool would pay thispersonally I would pay the £50 if I was in the wrong rather than escalate it to £140 or even a court summons / CCJ / bad credit rating etcGuess I;m a fool then (then again I wouldnt ever get caught like this! :p )


They would not win....as the whole idea of the small claims court is to make good any loss....how has an hour overstay in the car park cost them £50 or even £140....the small claims court is not there to impose a fine on behalf of a private company.

so, I can park in any private car park and not pay?
#25
sammy321
i have read this forumhttp://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2294335&highlight=parking+eye alot of people are saying to ignore the letters like shelly said i did do wrong oops!!Shelly yes i am from Bradford and this is the first time i ever done this as the weather was so nice thoug i will walk instead of going back to car so totallly forgot about the time of car park oh well see what happens if worse comes to worse the most i have to pay is £110 in total they say if pay within 14 days its £50 like someone said it is gullable for them to make us pay like this ! and i will rather wait and see what can be done about this!

Hope you don't think I was a cow saying it, just my mum is always moaning about not being able to park there. To be honest I think they should start charging for that car park and it will sort the issue full stop - one where you pay on exit. My friend also got a fine on that car park as she has twins and was feeding the babies after shopping which took her over the 3 hrs. Also the signs are not that clear there and it is easy to go over the time.
#27
Direct link to relevant You Tube video from BBC Watchdog:

How to deal with Penalty Charge Notices issued by private companies

(You will notice that the gentleman who provides the legal advice suggests that any such notice is folded into a paper aeroplane and then thrown...) :D
#28
Over The Knee, some good link there!;)
#29
cis_groupie
Over The Knee, some good link there!;)

Thanks, I liked your earlier comments too, particularly the correct information about bailiffs...
#30
csiman

so, I can park in any private car park and not pay?


You can do anything you want anytime and anywhere, but know the consequences of your actions.

They could tow your car etc etc.
#31
Thanks to everyone advice has helped alot i am going to ignore the letters and just see what happens it has been on watchdog so im taking there advice too!! :)
#32
hi
from a police perspective, we would have no involvement in this. It is as a previous poster said, a civil matter
banned#33
slamdunkin
csiman
cis_groupie
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?
If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.
which they would win so a bit strange to say only a fool would pay thispersonally I would pay the £50 if I was in the wrong rather than escalate it to £140 or even a court summons / CCJ / bad credit rating etcGuess I;m a fool then (then again I wouldnt ever get caught like this! :p )


They would not win....as the whole idea of the small claims court is to make good any loss....how has an hour overstay in the car park cost them £50 or even £140....the small claims court is not there to impose a fine on behalf of a private company.


Not sure about that being the reason they wouldn't win. It doesn't cost the banks £30 to bounce a direct debit but they won in court.
Presumably they have signs up saying if you stay over 3 hours then you will be charged £xx. Therefore its a fee you agreed to by staying over 3 hours.

Having said that, theres no way they would dare take anyone to court as if they lose then thats the whole business down the pan. As everyone else has said, just ignore it.
#34
colinsunderland
slamdunkin
csiman
cis_groupie
so you are saying we can all park in car parks without paying now for as long as we like as they have no rights to demand payment for overstaying?
If it's a privately owned car park then non-payment is a civil offence & the owners can only enforce payment via a court.
which they would win so a bit strange to say only a fool would pay thispersonally I would pay the £50 if I was in the wrong rather than escalate it to £140 or even a court summons / CCJ / bad credit rating etcGuess I;m a fool then (then again I wouldnt ever get caught like this! :p )
They would not win....as the whole idea of the small claims court is to make good any loss....how has an hour overstay in the car park cost them £50 or even £140....the small claims court is not there to impose a fine on behalf of a private company.
Not sure about that being the reason they wouldn't win. It doesn't cost the banks £30 to bounce a direct debit but they won in court.Presumably they have signs up saying if you stay over 3 hours then you will be charged £xx. Therefore its a fee you agreed to by staying over 3 hours.Having said that, theres no way they would dare take anyone to court as if they lose then thats the whole business down the pan. As everyone else has said, just ignore it.

With the banks you enter into a contract with them by signing an agreement that included this charge in the terms and conditions. With the parking enforcement companies It could be argued that you entered into an agreement by reading the information signage at the entrance to the car parks. Your defence in that case would be that your attention was on the road and you missed the notification of parking charges due to an overstay.
#35
Happened to me but where i was rushing i forgot to get a ticket ,rushed back to find i got a ticket on the car of £50 or £80 if i didn't pay within a certain time.

Spoke to the guy what issued it , he couldn't hardly speak English and seemed happy that he got me, he was just a no mark in a no mark job so wasn't too bothered.

I just refused to pay , i even wrote a letter telling them to prove that i was driving the car as it wasnt me at the time the ticket was issued, as i read some where that if you were not the driver then its not your responsibility , never bothered me again


Edited By: A-n-d-y on Oct 14, 2010 01:30: .
banned#36
just rip it up and bin it
#37
Yup they quick enough to play tricks like hinding or getting you at the last second , i wouldnt pay any private car park fines , only council owned you have to pay by law.
#38
final answer don't pay
#39
A-n-d-y1 person likes thistrog0
Happened to me but where i was rushing i forgot to get a ticket ,rushed back to find i got a ticket on the car of £50 or £80 if i didn't pay within a certain time.

Spoke to the guy what issued it , he couldn't hardly speak English and seemed happy that he got me, he was just a no mark in a no mark job so wasn't too bothered.

I just refused to pay , i even wrote a letter telling them to prove that i was driving the car as it wasnt me at the time the ticket was issued, as i read some where that if you were not the driver then its not your responsibility , never bothered me again

Did you receive alot of letters from them? like they say in forums?

#40
Further to the You Tube link from BBC Watchdog that I posted earlier, BBC Watchdog (on BBC1) are covering the issue of private parking tickets - with particular reference to Parking Eye - RIGHT NOW!! Watch it NOW!!

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