Many parking tickets on private land have no basis in law; some parking companies derive their entire income from charges for breach of contract and it is obviously impossible to run a business entirely on this basis. As Judge Buckley put it:
"...they are pursuing a claim for their own profit as opposed to quantifying a breach and loss which this has caused them..."When a charge is invalid, it may be possible for anyone who has paid up to reclaim their money for up to 6 years after the event. I am therefore investigating the possibility of setting up a service to help people reclaim money paid for invalid private parking charges.
At the moment the service is running on a trial basis. If you are interested, please go to the Parking Prankster website and fill in the form. If there is enough interest I will select some trial cases and proceed with those.
It is likely that the first cases will involve car parks where I already have plenty of evidence that POPLA or the courts have ruled the charges were invalid.
I am therefore especially interested if you want to reclaim money after being charged for the following sites:
- The Peel Centre
- The Range
- Burton Hospital
- Fistral Beach
- Rheidol Retail Park
- Any airport
- Any port
- Corporation Street, Preston
- St Helen's retail park
- Eurogarages (KFC/Starbucks) at Bath Road, Heathrow
Any other car parks are of course also welcome. However, this service is for private parking charges only - not council or police parking charges.
The Parking Prankster