LEGAL DOCUMENTS

The small print

THE LAW AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT

If you park on land which is privately owned then the landowner, or a person acting under their authority, may place signs on the land for the attention of drivers that use it. It is the driver’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with any parking conditions as, by parking a vehicle there, it may be taken that the driver has agreed to those conditions.

Private car parking companies that are registered with the BPA or IPC have the lawful right to hold the registered keeper liable for a parking charge where the driver that incurred the notice cannot be identified or is purposefully withheld. This lawful right was introduced in 2012 in England and Wales as part of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (POFA 2012). The right to make the keeper liable is dependent on certain conditions being met.

This only applies if Parking and Property Management meet certain conditions and time frames. Please check the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/9/schedule/4/enacted to see whether this applies to you. Please note PCN’s issued out of POFA guidelines are still enforceable.

DEBT RECOVERY

By refusing to pay a parking charge notice within the period stipulated in the parking charge notice, the driver (or keeper) will be liable to pay additional costs that may be incurred when passed to our external debt recovery team. Such costs are currently fixed at £60.00 but maybe subject to change

COURT JUDGMENTS

As standard procedure, Parking and Property Management cases are referred to our Solicitors for legal action if the parking charge remains unpaid.

COUNTY COURT & HIGH COURT ENFORCEMENTS

All unpaid county court judgments may result in enforcement action being taken by our solicitors by instructing bailiffs