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My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Could you tell me on what basis this claim is being made? Have they set out any details in the particulars of claim?
Is there any signage in the area requiring permits to park?
And do those signs require you to have some sort of permit to park in residential bays?
Based on the answers you've given me, I'm finding it difficult to see a defence to the claim.
Whilst you may be a resident and pay service charges that does not automatically mean you have the right to park in the bay. The terms of your lease should clarify this; unless you have express permission to park in the bay the landlord could take enforcement action including the imposition of a penalty. Indeed, in a recent High Court case it was decided that parking "fines" are generally lawful.