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    hi , i have received a parking fine from morrisons car park and i have been advised that i dont have to pay it/i can appeal against it if i have a valid receipt. any ideas or help please

    morrisons parking fine

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    if you have receipt or card transaction just show them it?

    Aren't you allowed a certain amount of time?

    Did you exceed it?

    If it's Parking Eye who have issued the fine, ask the store manager to call them up as they can remove the fine. Had this happen on a retail park that had The Range and Halfords on. The Range did not know about calling them, however Halfords phoned them and it was removed.

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    bourbon

    If it's Parking Eye who have issued the fine, ask the store manager to … If it's Parking Eye who have issued the fine, ask the store manager to call them up as they can remove the fine. Had this happen on a retail park that had The Range and Halfords on. The Range did not know about calling them, however Halfords phoned them and it was removed.


    i spoke to the store manager, he said he couldnt help and yes it is Parking Eye. thanks

    We appealed asda parking fine. Told the parking fine company via email with an attached scanned til receipt. They asked us to post the receipt to them and the fine got canceled. Reason we went over was. Never gave the time limit a thought. We did our shopping. Used asda cafe for our dinner then got a relatives shopping. Then back in again to get all the frozen stuff which took us over the 2.5 hours. Never again!

    These fines are a joke

    Do you guys not know you never pay private fines... Don't respond to any letters

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    xbox360man

    Do you guys not know you never pay private fines... Don't respond to any … Do you guys not know you never pay private fines... Don't respond to any letters


    i d like to believe that

    Edited by: "muserref" 13th Nov 2016

    They are not enforceable in the same way as a local authority issued ticket which is based on a traffic violation.

    The only way they can enforce payment on a ticket issued on private property is by taking you to County Court and to my knowledge they rarely do this.

    They take you to court now do not throw it away deal with it

    I believe the laws have changed and if they say what they are using the cameras for etc they can fine you legitimately now.
    May be wrong but think it is now a grey area again.

    so what reason have u had the fine in the first place did u forget put a parking ticket on or u went over there time limit. the morrisons in my area have free parking didn't know they charge for parking in some stores

    Surely if you don't deal with it, their are consequences. Referred to debt collectors or having it against your name affecting your credit.

    sparkler2016

    Surely if you don't deal with it, their are consequences. Referred to … Surely if you don't deal with it, their are consequences. Referred to debt collectors or having it against your name affecting your credit.



    I would pay it to be on safe side. No point stressing for next few months

    hutchir9

    I believe the laws have changed and if they say what they are using the … I believe the laws have changed and if they say what they are using the cameras for etc they can fine you legitimately now.May be wrong but think it is now a grey area again.




    It became easier to enforce the fine through the court, there was a thing in the papers about people having County Court Judgements issued that they nothing about.

    Morrisons is a tricky one because the company has a "human" owner rather than being a purely commercial entity such as a company. On one hand the land can't be private because it is there for public use and is desgined for commercial use. On the other hand there are terms and conditions for it's use and they claim you broke these.

    Hang on, they nearly got me thinking about it then. BIN IT AND NEVER EVER EVER REPLY.

    The process will go

    1st letter in the post
    2nd letter in the post offering a dicscount "to show the court they tried to make it easy
    3rd letter in the post no discount but SCARY debt collectors (its a lie)

    4th letter from a debt collection company (owned by parking eye) again offering a discount or COURT ACTION
    5th letter from a debt collection agency (also owned by parking eye - very sneaky) offering you a 50-75% discount.

    By the 5th letter they know your not falling for it and they are trying to recover their costs.

    IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE!

    There is a massive legal and lawful difference between owing a debt and having a debt forced upon you by a third party. No bailiffs will turn up at your house with a court writ allowing them to claimm goods its all bluff. Its not like the tv show on channel 5, thata is where a "REAL MONEY" debt exists. For example I fixed your car which cost me money to do and now you wont pay.

    THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO CREATE FEAR AND ANXIETY (well they do try bless them)

    REPLY ONCE and they know they have the correct person and address, IGNORE!

    My mate works for Parking Eye ( The Scab ) He informed me that they have taken 350 to court and won about 130 so now will be taking proceedings to get the money .

    bang on..ignore and save your letters to decorate your shed.

    How long did you stay vs how long were you allowed?

    How much did you spend at Morrisons (assuming you spent anything)?

    Did you stay there longer than you should have?

    In which case, it's your own fault

    I presume you stayed there hours and did a 10 minute shop in Morrisons ?

    Did they who was driving the car ,if so you can tell them their is an admin fee for you to disclose that info after all they have paid to get your details from the DVLA Their fore you haven't refused to pay facebook.com/chr…267

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    rogparki

    I presume you stayed there hours and did a 10 minute shop in Morrisons ?


    i over stayed by 30 mins , so 2.5 hrs. i spent £30

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    aau1

    How long did you stay vs how long were you allowed?How much did you spend … How long did you stay vs how long were you allowed?How much did you spend at Morrisons (assuming you spent anything)?


    i over stayed by 30 mins , so 2.5 hrs. i spent £30

    willhay555

    Aren't you allowed a certain amount of time?Did you exceed it?


    Exactly. Keep seeing similar posts on my local towns fb group. Really annoys me, the rules are clear, and not exaclty hard to follow, why should people be able to worm out of it

    muserref

    i over stayed by 30 mins , so 2.5 hrs. i spent £30


    Did the parking sign say if you spend over £20 you get an extra half an hour? If so you should be fine? Or did it say max stay 2.5 and you have no real excuse for staying over

    I had a fine from them just email them with some excuse and how sorry you are they will wipe it I got away with it with a pregnant friend excuse

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    benjammin316

    Did you stay there longer than you should have?In which case, it's your … Did you stay there longer than you should have?In which case, it's your own fault


    i really dont know why you bother replying to my post, i did ask for help and advice. i dont need this !

    Stop shopping in Morrison's or any other company that uses these systems. That will solve the issue.

    muserref

    i really dont know why you bother replying to my post, i did ask for help … i really dont know why you bother replying to my post, i did ask for help and advice. i dont need this !




    Did you stay there longer than you should?

    You accepted the terms by parking there and now looking for an easy way out. You may not like the answer and that's fine, but no need to be rude about it.

    Can you please go to Martin Lewis' website. He will tell you the steps to take in challenging or cancelling private parking fines, he even has the pre written copy of both LA and private parking tickets challenges. Martin ( the money man ) even goes into details about your rights when it comes to any parking fines. I hope this helped? have a look before paying hun. His site is useful and up to date on everything. vast amount of other information too. You can also subscribe to his weekly news letters.

    I have a similar problem that started over 3 yrs ago after parking in Morrisons car park in Stratford London.
    I went over by about 25 mins.
    Went in to store. CS said don't worry about it.
    About a month later got a fine notice from Parking Eye offering a discount if I paid promptly.
    Had lots of threatening letters in first year or so. Then nothing for about a year, but I knew there was a court case pending where someone in Essex was challenging the unreasonable amounts because the law stated fines had to be reasonable and proportional to actual costs.
    Anyway, within 2 weeks of the bloke losing the case about a year ago. It was all over the news at the time. I started getting threatening letters again.
    I have ignored them all and if it goes to court I will fight it and counterclaim Morrisons after writing to the Chief Executive.

    malch

    I have a similar problem that started over 3 yrs ago after parking in … I have a similar problem that started over 3 yrs ago after parking in Morrisons car park in Stratford London.I went over by about 25 mins.Went in to store. CS said don't worry about it.About a month later got a fine notice from Parking Eye offering a discount if I paid promptly. Had lots of threatening letters in first year or so. Then nothing for about a year, but I knew there was a court case pending where someone in Essex was challenging the unreasonable amounts because the law stated fines had to be reasonable and proportional to actual costs.Anyway, within 2 weeks of the bloke losing the case about a year ago. It was all over the news at the time. I started getting threatening letters again.I have ignored them all and if it goes to court I will fight it and counterclaim Morrisons after writing to the Chief Executive.


    On what legal basis will you be fighting it?

    malch

    I have a similar problem that started over 3 yrs ago after parking in … I have a similar problem that started over 3 yrs ago after parking in Morrisons car park in Stratford London.I went over by about 25 mins.Went in to store. CS said don't worry about it.About a month later got a fine notice from Parking Eye offering a discount if I paid promptly. Had lots of threatening letters in first year or so. Then nothing for about a year, but I knew there was a court case pending where someone in Essex was challenging the unreasonable amounts because the law stated fines had to be reasonable and proportional to actual costs.Anyway, within 2 weeks of the bloke losing the case about a year ago. It was all over the news at the time. I started getting threatening letters again.I have ignored them all and if it goes to court I will fight it and counterclaim Morrisons after writing to the Chief Executive.



    problem with your advice is that since then the rules have changed, the advice now is don't ignore them.

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    ladykay

    Can you please go to Martin Lewis' website. He will tell you the steps to … Can you please go to Martin Lewis' website. He will tell you the steps to take in challenging or cancelling private parking fines, he even has the pre written copy of both LA and private parking tickets challenges. Martin ( the money man ) even goes into details about your rights when it comes to any parking fines. I hope this helped? have a look before paying hun. His site is useful and up to date on everything. vast amount of other information too. You can also subscribe to his weekly news letters.


    thanks, i will look at his website

    mushgussie

    That used to the case, but unfortunately it's no longer always true... … That used to the case, but unfortunately it's no longer always true... particularly with Parking Eye. However, having the fine cancelled is generally quite straightforward if you follow the guidance on sites like these...parkingcowboys.co.ukPePiPoo (yes, really)A business acquaintance and I both received Parking Eye fines early this year when we met up at a hotel that had a car park monitored by Parking Eye. The parking was free, provided you registered your number plate at reception... neither of us noticed the signs. We both had receipts but he ignored his and I went through the procedure outlined on PePiPoo. My fine was immediately cancelled, but his escalated to the point that I believe he was issued with a court claim. Not sure what happened then, but he ended up paying something like £160? If you can demonstrate that you had the right to be there (even if you didn't adhere strictly to their policies e.g. registering number plate, going over time limit), maybe with a receipt, then IMHO it's a lot easier to fire off an email to the land owner and Parking Eye (threatening a POPLA appeal) than to deal with the likely crap if you ignore it. Morrisons, Halfords, Hotels etc don't really want upset customers so they're likely to be helpful...


    My son has just sent a letter to Parking Eye to dispute his parking fine. He looked at both these websites parkingcowboys.co.uk and PePiPoo and followed their advice. Don't know how long it takes to get a reply from Parking Eye?

    What you do really depends on how far you're willing to go on this. I personally can't stand the way these companies operate by strong arming and threatening people into paying what is essentially a request for payment.

    I have private car park ticket from October 2015, I get a letter every few months from either the parking company or their 'representatives' demanding payment and threatening all kinds (all of which I have ignored). The way I see it (and other may disagree) they have to lodge a case with the small claims court to get any judgement. Firstly they will need to prove I received any communication from them, which is basically word v word (naughty I know) and secondly they need to prove their case for financial compensation/loss of income. Considering it was a free car park with hundreds of vacant spaces, any alleged overstay has not resulted in any loss, financial or otherwise. Like I said many will disagree with this and most people usually pay up and that's how these companies make their money.

    Personally I have no qualms about going to court as it's a learning exercise - a note, county court judgments will only issued if you fail to answer any court summons and/or if you fail to pay should the case be found against you. Note the cost may also be substantially higher than settling beforehand.



    muserref

    thanks, i will look at his website



    I hope the Martin Lewis site helps you but by far the best place and web site to go is Citizens Advice - link to pages at the end.

    To you and everybody else in this thread and similar pages - the word "fine" is totally inappropriate. Take another look at that notice you got - it will not use the word "fine". If it does then it is illegal and they can be in huge trouble for doing that. The only people who can "fine" you is a court of law - or someone authorised by the justice authorities.

    So parking on private land (like Morrisons and other supermarket car parks) wrongly will attract a parking "charge". The entrance to the car park and at many other points around the car park must have clear, unambiguous, notices explaining the conditions in which you are allowed to park and what the costs would be if you do not fulfil those conditions. If the parking company do not do this then that would be a good basis for appealing any charges they try to levy.

    If you overstayed then you will need to have some very good reasons why you could not leave the car park within the allowed time. That could be some health condition you or someone else with you had at the time. It could be because of some hold up at the checkout - but you would really have to have a lot of verifiable details to claim this. Problems using the supermarkets loos, cafe etc could also count.

    But whatever extenuating circumstances you have then you must present your case as the paperwork calls for - trying to have a word in a managers ear is not going to work.

    Anyway, here are the clicky link web pages for you to read - contact your local Citizens Advice if for some reason you cannot follow the instructions on the web pages. Read both links. I have assumed you are in England - you will need to change your country - if different but the web pages will be similar but not exactly the same.

    Consumer > Parking, driving and transport > Appealing a parking ticket

    Consumer > Parking, driving and transport > When to appeal a parking ticket



    Banned

    Got one too from Morrisons for over staying 2hr stay. Submitted my appeal using a template online and within 14days my fine was cancelled. PM if you would like a copy of the template.

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    i called morrisons CS and they had charge cancelled, thanks to everyone that tried to help

    I stayed in Morrison car park only 32 minutes and I have received a parking eye fine to pay £50 within two weeks or £85
    I don't understand it how and why this
    I stayed only 32 minutes
    And I was return an item from Morrison
    Is there any idea how to deal with it???
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