If you wish to view photos of the vehicle at the time of the Parking Charge Notice being issued please click here
(you do not need to make a payment to view the photographs)
Parking charge notices are hot topics for debate often fuelled by armchair lawyers who use various media such as the internet as their soapbox. As with many aspects of the internet this advice is very often ill-founded and the people giving it are not legally qualified in any way and very often hide behind aliases and appear on many forums under multiple identities.
Charges issued by PTL are based on agreement to pay a set parking charge, the charge is discounted to £60 if paid within first 14 days – for parking charges not paid and referred for legal collection the charge increases to cover additional administrative expenses to enforce the debt plus legal costs (these are clearly defined at the time the contract is made).
When a ticket is issued on behalf of PTL we ensure that photographic or CCTV evidence is taken thereby showing the vehicle parked in clear view of a sign and
therefore by the actions of parking you are deemed to have accepted all conditions on display.
PTL are one of the few companies that rigorously pursue unpaid parking charges via the courts and all cases are dealt with by our retained legal experts, that specialise in such cases thereby ensuring a consistent enforcement policy.
Unfortunately many of the cases taken to court have been led into the belief that parking charges were not enforceable and by defending a case it would either be not pursued or be thrown out – this advice has come from various internet/advice forums and has resulted in an original discounted charge of £60 costing the defendant at least 3-times that amount, a County Court Judgement being issued (which could make getting credit very difficult for up to 6 years) and time/money spent by a defendant preparing a defence and attending court.
The Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case on 4th November 2015 that the charges are fair and are for damages, click here to view the Judgement.
Parking charge notice appeals
All drivers can appeal against a parking charge by following the procedure below
(please also refer to the reverse of the parking charge for full details):
All appeals must be in writing only (they will not be dealt with over the phone).
All appeals must be received in our offices within 14 days of the date of the issue
as dated on the PCN to freeze the payment at a lower rate.
All appeals will be responded to within 14 days.
Please note that appeals are based upon evidence only.
How to appeal
Appeals can be made by post or online (we recommend you do so online as postal appeals could be late arriving in our offices due to postal delays). Click here to appeal online.
Or appeal by post
Appeals Dept, Parking Ticketing Ltd, 83 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JQ
You have the right to a fully independent appeals service – POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), you must appeal to us first and should we reject your Appeal we will then forward the documentation and relevant code for you to submit an appeal to POPLA visit here www.popla.co.uk.
Please Note: Should payment or appeal of the parking charge notice not be received within 28 days of the date issued, the matter will be passed to our Debt Recovery Agents. At this point the discounted charge will no longer apply and the charges will have increased as displayed on the PCN and the signage of contract when the vehicle was issued with the PCN.
Drivers should note before making an appeal that all vehicles are photographed by digital camera, which is date and time-stamped showing the reason for issue of the PCN.
Photographs will be passed over to a specialist debt collection agency and used as evidence in any court case against you.
Please note that we do not enter into multiple appeals.