Get out of that parking ticket for free and very simply + free robot lawyer app for other legal problems
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Get out of that parking ticket for free and very simply + free robot lawyer app for other legal problems

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Found 27th Jan
The website allows you to identify faults in the process which will invalidate the parking ticket.

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In many cases it's not about abiding by the rules, most of the private enforcement companys are just there to get your money by underhand sneaky methods.
We had a family meal at a pub which used such a company, used their carpark, spent £80, stayed 90 minutes, 2 weeks later got a parking charge for £100 and some very threatening letters.
My crime, not registering my car with reception, which was true, I didn't, so breach of contract, but £100 .

This is where such an app can help, if they have not followed the rules/law regarding the charge, they will fail if it goes to court. And they know that.

I used the advice on the web site parking cowboys, I used their template letter and asked the parking enforcement twits to supply me with various information which they should hold, never heard from them again.

That's my story
superjel5 h, 41 m ago

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Agree, but rules apply to everyone: councils and car park operators, as well as car drivers.

To illustrate the point: last year I was given a ticket for not parking within a marked parking bay of a car park. However, there were no visible marked parking bays at all - although on Google maps, you could see that 5 years ago there were. I challenged it, and eventually had it cancelled "as a gesture of good will", no error conceded.
polarbaba3 m ago

I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and …I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and paid the correct fee ( have evidence for all of this) but because thier anpr didn't recognise my reg number , I got a fine from parking eye at Manchester royal infirmary car park. The hospital were unwilling to help and parking eyes appeal process is crap and purely one sided, So is the ombudsman which is also one sided. In the end had to pay 60 pounds for each ticket X 3 for the 3 times this happened so i paid 180 in total.Atrocious behaviour, how can they get away with this.


If the ANPR didn't recognize your number, then how did they locate your details from your reg?
superjel5 h, 41 m ago

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Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court
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... Or just abide by the rules and don't get in trouble in the first place
Can only read the basic questions that they have on the site as you have to enter the 'ticket number' before proceeding (not sure why a bot needs those details), but all the scenarios they present are all pretty clear cut as to whether you are in the right/wrong or the car park owners/local authority are, ie incorrect parking details displayed, you've sold your car etc.
superjel5 h, 41 m ago

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Agree, but rules apply to everyone: councils and car park operators, as well as car drivers.

To illustrate the point: last year I was given a ticket for not parking within a marked parking bay of a car park. However, there were no visible marked parking bays at all - although on Google maps, you could see that 5 years ago there were. I challenged it, and eventually had it cancelled "as a gesture of good will", no error conceded.
cmdr_elito22 h, 42 m ago

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I'm sure you are correct that most tickets are legitimate and given to irresponsible parkers: but there is no contradiction between that and standing up for yourself if you are given a ticket for an invalid reason.
Sounds just like the American legal system.
Sue ppl at a touch of a button???

God bless America
Newbold22 h, 49 m ago

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Touche for to do-gooders who doff their cap while paying more tax, following laws and rules that the rich never abide, like the sycophants favourite, PP..
superjel5 h, 41 m ago

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Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court
superjel5 h, 41 m ago

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You’d be surprised. I’m a goody two shoes. Got a parking ticket at my work office car park even though my permit was in the window. The attendant took a photo so that the permit was in the sun and couldn’t be seen and I ended up having to pay the £100 to park at freaking work!
Pretty useless site. Unless it wasn’t you who did it, e.g. someone stole your car, then it can’t help you.
In many cases it's not about abiding by the rules, most of the private enforcement companys are just there to get your money by underhand sneaky methods.
We had a family meal at a pub which used such a company, used their carpark, spent £80, stayed 90 minutes, 2 weeks later got a parking charge for £100 and some very threatening letters.
My crime, not registering my car with reception, which was true, I didn't, so breach of contract, but £100 .

This is where such an app can help, if they have not followed the rules/law regarding the charge, they will fail if it goes to court. And they know that.

I used the advice on the web site parking cowboys, I used their template letter and asked the parking enforcement twits to supply me with various information which they should hold, never heard from them again.

That's my story
Is this aimed at penalty charge notices or parking charge notices? The latter are unenforceable anyway and I've had about 7 fines I haven't paid.
Edited by: "harveyman" 27th Jan
skankingpigeons17 m ago

Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. … Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court


I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and paid the correct fee ( have evidence for all of this) but because thier anpr didn't recognise my reg number , I got a fine from parking eye at Manchester royal infirmary car park. The hospital were unwilling to help and parking eyes appeal process is crap and purely one sided, So is the ombudsman which is also one sided. In the end had to pay 60 pounds for each ticket X 3 for the 3 times this happened so i paid 180 in total.

Atrocious behaviour, how can they get away with this.
polarbaba3 m ago

I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and …I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and paid the correct fee ( have evidence for all of this) but because thier anpr didn't recognise my reg number , I got a fine from parking eye at Manchester royal infirmary car park. The hospital were unwilling to help and parking eyes appeal process is crap and purely one sided, So is the ombudsman which is also one sided. In the end had to pay 60 pounds for each ticket X 3 for the 3 times this happened so i paid 180 in total.Atrocious behaviour, how can they get away with this.


If the ANPR didn't recognize your number, then how did they locate your details from your reg?
harveyman7 m ago

Is this aimed at penalty charge notices or parking charge notices? The …Is this aimed at penalty charge notices or parking charge notices? The latter are unenforceable anyway and I've had about 7 fines I haven't paid.


I think they are enforceable, just ask the guy who won his case at every court level, each decision having been appealed by Parking Eye which then took it all the way upto to the Supreme Court(the highest court in the land) who then overturned it and said that he did have to pay.

So basically your statement is not true, and since above case all other companies have been given some legitimacy..
Edited by: "jayman1986" 27th Jan
skankingpigeons22 m ago

Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. … Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court


That happened to my wife but I contacted the car park owner Aldi who I don't think wanted the bad publicity so it was quoshed. We swapped cars and she accidentally put her plate number in instead of mine
steve123uk8 m ago

If the ANPR didn't recognize your number, then how did they locate your …If the ANPR didn't recognize your number, then how did they locate your details from your reg?


When thier anpr caught me going into the car park, it didn't catch my number properly. But when I entered my details into the machine it generated a receipt anyway for my correct reg. Then when it came to billing the idiots couldnt match the reg so manually looked and matched the reg to generate a fine. At no stage did anyone think maybe this is the problem!.
Anyway didn't help, myself and other members of staff had the same problem, and it was considered an additional tax, a cost of working there!. Everyone appealed and everytime they told us to go away and pay up.
It's a mafia, and they demand payment!.
polarbaba15 m ago

I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and …I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and paid the correct fee ( have evidence for all of this) but because thier anpr didn't recognise my reg number , I got a fine from parking eye at Manchester royal infirmary car park. The hospital were unwilling to help and parking eyes appeal process is crap and purely one sided, So is the ombudsman which is also one sided. In the end had to pay 60 pounds for each ticket X 3 for the 3 times this happened so i paid 180 in total.Atrocious behaviour, how can they get away with this.


I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter sue for them to pay my legal fees
skankingpigeons1 m ago

I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter …I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter sue for them to pay my legal fees


That was my thought as well.. but I had some other pressing matters that were more important at the time.
This is interesting. My wife got a private parking ticket a few weeks ago. The initial fine was for £90 but if she paid it early it would be £20. Anyhow, this was in a Tesco car park and inside said Tesco is a brand new softplay centre for kids. She met her sister there as it is a place where they can meet half way from where they live (we live in South Wales her sister lives in Bristol). Anyhow, they took their kids to play in the soft play, had a coffee and then did a shop so she unknowingly went over the time limit, which to be fair, is easily done. As it is a private car park, I have told her to ignore it because I think it is ludicrous but the other thing is that she did exactly the same the following week so is awaiting the second ticket to come through.
My mother got a fine last month for supposedly parking in a bay that was ‘closed(?)’. Funny that, cause she couldn’t see the signage and the warden hadn’t taken a photo for evidence purposes.

Challenged it and eventually had it written off, but I reckon it was a warden trying to make a quick buck before christmas. Absolute scum.
polarbaba6 m ago

That was my thought as well.. but I had some other pressing matters that …That was my thought as well.. but I had some other pressing matters that were more important at the time.


You actually don't HAVE to pay private firms (like parking eye)

The fine is actually an invoice for being on private land that they manage.

First and only rule is.... Never tell them or admit to who was driving

Very much different to council issued parking fines
polarbaba25 m ago

I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and …I parked in the correct space, and entered the correct reg number, and paid the correct fee ( have evidence for all of this) but because thier anpr didn't recognise my reg number , I got a fine from parking eye at Manchester royal infirmary car park. The hospital were unwilling to help and parking eyes appeal process is crap and purely one sided, So is the ombudsman which is also one sided. In the end had to pay 60 pounds for each ticket X 3 for the 3 times this happened so i paid 180 in total.Atrocious behaviour, how can they get away with this.


They can't get away with it. You should have challenged it with everything you had. If it went to court (it wouldn't have) you had your proof.
skankingpigeons10 m ago

I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter …I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter sue for them to pay my legal fees


It wouldn't get as far as court - the initial response is always to just fob people off, because they know so many people will just pay up and moan about it. But if you are seriously going down the process which ends up in court, someone intelligent will actually review the case and realise they don't have one - then they'll null the ticket as a gesture of goodwill and admit nothing.
Nicebob29 m ago

In many cases it's not about abiding by the rules, most of the private …In many cases it's not about abiding by the rules, most of the private enforcement companys are just there to get your money by underhand sneaky methods.We had a family meal at a pub which used such a company, used their carpark, spent £80, stayed 90 minutes, 2 weeks later got a parking charge for £100 and some very threatening letters.My crime, not registering my car with reception, which was true, I didn't, so breach of contract, but £100 .This is where such an app can help, if they have not followed the rules/law regarding the charge, they will fail if it goes to court. And they know that.I used the advice on the web site parking cowboys, I used their template letter and asked the parking enforcement twits to supply me with various information which they should hold, never heard from them again.That's my story


Umm... I'd be a little nervous if I was you. I would want confirmation the ticket has been cancelled as it wouldn't surprise me they take legal action as part of an automated process. Write to them and say if I've not heard from you within 7 days with a response, you assume it is cancelled... Or something like that.
Im no expert... Just thinking out loud. Regards
I am a traffic warden (or civil enforcement officer) is our official title, if you want any help let me know...

private tickets are not council tilckets, people get this easily confused, don’t ignore the council ones or you will end up with Bailiffs
M_z1 m ago

It wouldn't get as far as court - the initial response is always to just …It wouldn't get as far as court - the initial response is always to just fob people off, because they know so many people will just pay up and moan about it. But if you are seriously going down the process which ends up in court, someone intelligent will actually review the case and realise they don't have one - then they'll null the ticket as a gesture of goodwill and admit nothing.


They already are taking it to court. No one intelligent works at parking eye
It’s app / website is made by an English man who dropped out of Stanford. If you want to know more check out the podcast “Danny in the Valley” about 2/3 weeks ag
skankingpigeons49 m ago

Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. …Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court


Same here! Sent them a snotty email and they said they let me off as a gesture of goodwill...
skankingpigeons50 m ago

Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. … Sometimes you do abide by the rules best you can and they screw you over. I accidentally entered the wrong license plate number in the parking machine and now parking eye are taking me to court

Where in America were you parked?
Aeschylus8 m ago

I am a traffic warden (or civil enforcement officer) is our official …I am a traffic warden (or civil enforcement officer) is our official title, if you want any help let me know...private tickets are not council tilckets, people get this easily confused, don’t ignore the council ones or you will end up with Bailiffs


Question. If you went back after a days work but had issued zero tickets, would they look over your day and question you why?

Is there any notice boards, charts or figures showing how many tickets you and your colleagues handed out during the month?
Aeschylus2 m ago

I am a traffic warden (or civil enforcement officer) is our official …I am a traffic warden (or civil enforcement officer) is our official title, if you want any help let me know...private tickets are not council tilckets, people get this easily confused, don’t ignore the council ones or you will end up with Bailiffs


We don't want scum like you in here.... Ha ha
Send a letter asking for an admin fee of £10 to identify the driver as you don't work for free that should be the end of the matter as they will not pay
steve123uk30 m ago

You actually don't HAVE to pay private firms (like parking eye)The fine is …You actually don't HAVE to pay private firms (like parking eye)The fine is actually an invoice for being on private land that they manage.


Incorrect. The law changed in October 2012 and then subsequently in 2015 with Beavis v Parking Eye, Supreme Court, November 2015: you have to pay. Good luck not paying Parking Eye: if you get a court order and if you do not pay, the bailiffs will visit your house and remove items they regard to be enough to re-sell to recover the amount owed, plus their fee.

Cases of dubious nature should and need to be taken to The Supreme Court in an effort to get rulings that are fairer to the public. But if one is, understandably, not prepared for this, all you can do is pay.
Edited by: "m5rcc" 27th Jan
Rajbains12348 m ago

Send a letter asking for an admin fee of £10 to identify the driver as you …Send a letter asking for an admin fee of £10 to identify the driver as you don't work for free that should be the end of the matter as they will not pay


Would that really work? It's important not to actually lie about who was driving, that's for sure, as an MP recently found out.
skankingpigeons35 m ago

I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter …I refuse to pay them a penny. I'll take this to court, and then counter sue for them to pay my legal fees


Good luck with that...
I used to work at a fairly remote hospital and paid for a staff permit to park there. Development works ate into about a third of the parking spaces. Since they started the work there was rarely a space to park in, unless you arrived really early. People started parking up on the verges or other nooks and crannies (without obstructing others or creating a hazard). This went on for a while without issue, I didn't see people getting tickets (they're not fines BTW, they're invoices!). Until suddenly one day CPC tightened up and started invoicing people. I got two in quick succession. It seemed unfair but I knew an appeal would be fruitless. So I ignored the threatening letters until they stopped sending them about 6 months later (about 9 months ago now). If you're confident that a private firm wouldn't want to muster the legal costs to take you to court, you can safely ignore them. I wouldn't ignore the council though (had one fine from them, which I paid instantly because I was definitely in the wrong).
m5rcc3 m ago

Good luck with that...


Why wouldn't I be able to?
skankingpigeons37 s ago

Why wouldn't I be able to?


For the reason I mentioned previously.
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