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Consumer Rights.

4 March 2021

Letter to contest a parking ticket on private land

If you receive a parking ticket on private land, check if the company is a member of an accredited trade association. If so, use our letter to make a claim.
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If you receive a parking ticket on private land and the parking company is not affiliated to a trade association - such as the British Parking Association (BPA) or the Independent Parking Committee - it won't be able to obtain your details from the DVLA.

This means that the private company will not be able to pursue you to pay the parking ticket. 

There is a file available for download. (27 KB). This file is available for download at .

[Your address]

[Parking company address]

Reference: [Parking Charge Notice number | Date of issue |Vehicle registration]

 

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing to formally challenge the above Parking Charge Notice. 

On [date] my vehicle was issued with a Parking Charge Notice at the [name & address of car park] for the reason [offence and code and official reason for issue as stated on the Parking Charge Notice.]

My challenge is on the basis that breach of your company's parking terms did not take place. [State the reasons why]

Please find enclosed evidence to this effect, in the form of [if evidence is available, state the details and why it backs up your case.]

For this reason, I look forward to receiving notification within 28 days that the Parking Charge Notice has been cancelled. 

 

Yours faithfully,

[Your name and signature]

There is a file available for download. (27 KB). This file is available for download at .