4th November 2015
As readers of this site may know, there has been an important case in the world of private parking tickets that will no doubt affect the landscape. The case, ParkingEye versus Beavis, was important in that in provided clarity on the legal basis for private parking charges.
Unfortunately for motorists, the appeal to the Supreme Court, the highest appeal court, failed. The consequence is that charges for breach of contract (breaking the parking conditions) do not need to reflect the loss caused; within reason, the parking company can effectively charge what they like as long as its displayed on signage.
It should be noted that this does not mean private parking tickets can not be faught or appealed. There are still numerous angles of attack. Here at Parking Cowboys in the short and longer term we will be updating the site to reflect the latest guidance.