No parking on private land?

Have you been hit by the issue of a parking penalty that you perceive to be unfair?  If so – appeal – it has been reported that more than a third of penalties are withdrawn by operators as soon as an appeal is made.  the law states that a ten-minute grace period is meant to be given before a ticket is issued.  A high proportion of motorists are likely to pay up without querying a ticket.

Appeals are made in the first instance to the parking operator involved, and then to POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals).  According to figures published by POPLA about 37% of appeals made to them are not contested by the parking operator, and about 14% are decided in favour of the motorist.  Thus, more than half of cases are ‘won’ by drivers.


Blog written by Nigel Kalb

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