Do I need to pay a UKPC parking fine?

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Found 11th Jun 2016
Got a ticket the other day for being "Parked in a roadway". I was parked in an industrial estate where I, as well as hundreds of others, have parked for years with no hassle but recently UKPC has taken over.
It's a wide street that still always has plenty of cars parked on one side which has single yellow lines.
This was in Scotland in an airport business park where one side of the road has double yellow lines and the other has single yellow lines.

I know they'll probably be sending notices through for the next few months but should I just ignore them?
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Check to see if the wording on it says "invoice". If it does then I wouldn't pay it. My opinion only of course. Check on Martin Lewis's site as there could be more info there. (Correctly worded letter to get you out of paying it)
First of all:-
There is no specific legislation dealing with parking on private land in Scotland. The general principles of contract law apply.

Now read this link:-
Scotland >Consumer Driving and parking >Parking tickets >Parking tickets on private land

It is possible this link does not cover your circumstances, so come back and provide more details. Is this Industrial Estate private property or part of the public highway? Maybe a mixture? Is it 100% clear that parking is not allowed? Is it confusing whether you can park in some areas but not others?
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Kaos_KS

Check to see if the wording on it says "invoice". If it does then I … Check to see if the wording on it says "invoice". If it does then I wouldn't pay it. My opinion only of course. Check on Martin Lewis's site as there could be more info there. (Correctly worded letter to get you out of paying it)


I don't see "invoice" on it unfortunately but I'll check out his site. Cheers
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tardytortoise

First of all:-There is no specific legislation dealing with parking on … First of all:-There is no specific legislation dealing with parking on private land in Scotland. The general principles of contract law apply. Now read this link:-Scotland >Consumer Driving and parking >Parking tickets >Parking tickets on private landIt is possible this link does not cover your circumstances, so come back and provide more details. Is this Industrial Estate private property or part of the public highway? Maybe a mixture? Is it 100% clear that parking is not allowed? Is it confusing whether you can park in some areas but not others?


Thanks for the reply! I've update my post a bit. I think the UKPC sign says it's private property and "no unauthorised parking".
alexander1888

Thanks for the reply! I've update my post a bit. I think the UKPC sign … Thanks for the reply! I've update my post a bit. I think the UKPC sign says it's private property and "no unauthorised parking".



From the details you have provided it seems as if you have parked on Private Property with a sign which says "No unauthorised Parking". And I'm guessing this was 100% clear to you before you parked. You said that this is a recent thing and before 100s of people were able to park without any problem. The yellow lines may be a throwback to a time when the roads were owned by a local authority and in any case some private land owners use similar signage to that used on the public highway.
You must read that link I provided before and some of the links that come off it. You must decide whether to accept the cost and pay up, challenge the ticket or ignore it. I suggest to you that your decision should be based upon information and not advice - unless of course you pay for that advice which in turn you can take action against if that paid advice proves to be wrong. I stress, this is just a suggestion on my part and does not constitute as advice.
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tardytortoise

From the details you have provided it seems as if you have parked on … From the details you have provided it seems as if you have parked on Private Property with a sign which says "No unauthorised Parking". And I'm guessing this was 100% clear to you before you parked. You said that this is a recent thing and before 100s of people were able to park without any problem. The yellow lines may be a throwback to a time when the roads were owned by a local authority and in any case some private land owners use similar signage to that used on the public highway.You must read that link I provided before and some of the links that come off it. You must decide whether to accept the cost and pay up, challenge the ticket or ignore it. I suggest to you that your decision should be based upon information and not advice - unless of course you pay for that advice which in turn you can take action against if that paid advice proves to be wrong. I stress, this is just a suggestion on my part and does not constitute as advice.


Okay thanks for your help, I'll hopefully find something in the link.
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