Hi I have recieeved two Parking Charge Notices from Parking Eye. They show the vehicle I own leaving a car park where no money was paid (by accident). They want £60/90.00 for this mistake which I think is diaboliocal... All the guidance on this site and others says don’t pay them anything. I am happy to do this but do I need to tell them that I wasnt the driver? or have any contact with them at all..?Today is my last chance to pay the 60.00Bob
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I have had no communication with them whatsoever..
Good. This is a private land fine. They are unenforceable. This is not a parking fine however it may look. These companies are private firms that have no more right to punish you for the manner of your parking than your neighbour does. Only the police or the local Council can do that. These are issued on the basis that you have accepted a contract by parking there and breached it by staying too long. To make that work they would have to hang signs over almost every bay and anyway, they still cannot show loss. The way to stop them dead is to write back refusing to give them the name of the driver. Please note that DOES NOT mean you should lie. Some people don't seem to be able to see the difference between REFUSING the name of the driver and giving false information but there is a very substantial one. They have no power to force from you the name of the driver as they are not the police. They only have a 'contact' with the driver and not the registered keeper. Please note that will not stop them writing to you. They will send lots of threatening letters. They will pass it on to debt collection and they may get a solicitor to write to you. Unless you actually get a court summons these communications are nothing to worry about. Refusing details of the driver puts an end to any real action being taken. Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer either OK SERVICE or above and then I will give you related information for free.
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Thanks for the clarity. I just ignore their letters etc... ?
Yes, you can do that. Or you can refuse them details of the driver.
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