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Euro Car Parks Appeal – Guide and FAQs

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· Feb 23rd, 2024
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Have you just got a Euro Car Parks fine and are not sure if you should pay it or appeal? This guide is here to help you. 

Every month, our website is visited by over 130,000 people who are looking for help with fines and parking tickets. So, you’re not the only one facing this issue.

In this guide, we’ll answer your main questions in a clear and simple way. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  •  Do you have to pay Euro Car Parks fines?
  •  How to appeal a Euro Car Parks fine
  •  How much is a Euro Car Parks Parking Charge Notice?
  •  What happens if you don’t pay?

According to research by Which?, even though 78% of its members think private parking fines are unfair, a lot of them hold back from challenging them because they doubt their appeal would succeed.1

If that’s your case, don’t worry! We’re here to offer you lots of useful information and examples to help you deal with this.

Most Ticket Appeals Succeed

In some circumstances, you might have a legitimate reason not to pay your parking fine.

It’s a bit sneaky, but the last time I needed legal advice, I paid £5 for a trial to chat with an online solicitor called JustAnswer.

Not only did I save £50 on solicitor feeds, I also won my case and didn’t have to pay my £271 fine.

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*According to Martin Lewis, 56% of people who try to appeal their ticket are successful and get the charge overturned, so it’s well worth a try.

Europ Car Parks – appeal or pay?

Most people don’t want to ignore a Euro Car Parks fine because they could be taken to court.

But the decision between paying and appealing is a little more difficult to make. 

You see, it’s free to make an appeal with Euro Car Parks and POPLA. However, keep in mind that appealing will stop you from taking advantage of the potential 40% discount. 

Only you can make the best decision for you, based on the strength of your appeal and its evidence. 

Can you pay by card at Euro Car Parks?

Euro Car Parks allows motorists to pay for their parking using debit or credit cards.

They also accept cash and allow you to pay over the phone. 

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Situation

Initial Fine £100
Additional Fees £171
Total Fine £271

The Appeal Process

Scott used JustAnswer, online legal service to enhance his appeal. The trial of this cost him just £5.

Total Fine £271
Cost of legal advice £5

JustAnswer helped Scott craft the best appeal possible and he was able to win his case.

Scott’s fine was cancelled and he only paid £5 for the legal help.

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What happens if you don’t pay for parking?

You’ll be given a parking fine If you don’t pay to park at a private car park owned by Euro Car Parks.

The parking fine is known as a Parking Charge Notice.

It could be left on your vehicle by a parking warden patrolling Euro Car Parks or it could be sent to you in the post. 

It’s important to note that a private parking fine isn’t the same as a council parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice).

The way to deal with each of these types of parking tickets is different. 

What happens if you refuse to pay a Euro Car Parks fine?

If you ignore a Euro Car Parks Parking Charge Notice, the company is likely to send you payment reminders and threaten you with court action.

The latter is done with a letter known as a Letter Before Action (LBA).

Sometimes legal threats are real, and other times they are just empty threats trying to scare you into paying.

But there’s no way of knowing for sure. If they take you to court and win, you’ll have to pay the fine. 

You could also be contacted by a debt collection agency.

Getting the support of a Solicitor can take a huge weight off your mind.

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What grounds do you have to appeal?

If you feel the parking fine is unfair or don’t deserve it, you have the right to dispute unfair parking fines.

I’ve listed some reasons why you could have grounds to appeal the fine here:

  • You parked correctly and paid the correct fee
  • You couldn’t get back to your vehicle for a valid reason
  • You got the parking fine in the post, yet there were no signs saying CCTV was in operation in the car park
  • There was no way for you to pay because the machines were out of order
  • You received the fine in the post over 14 days after you used the car park

You could have grounds to challenge the Parking Charge Notice if any of the above apply. But if you committed a parking violation, you may have to pay.

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Euro Car Parks appeal process

Euro Car Parks appeals involve a five-step parking fine dispute procedure on their website.

To appeal you’ll need to:

  1. Verify you and your parking fine
  2. Add your personal details
  3. Give the reason(s) for your appeal
  4. Provide evidence to support your reasons
  5. Submit the Euro Car Parks appeal

Here’s a quick table that explains each step you should take to appeal a parking ticket. If you want to learn more, please read our detailed guide.

Process: Steps you should take:
When you receive the ticket… You should gather as much evidence as you can to support your appeal claim and prove that the ticket was unfairly issued.
If you were given the ticket in person/attached to your car… You must make an informal appeal (sent to the local authority/council that issued the PCN) within 14 days. This should be a letter with the evidence proving why the ticket was incorrectly given.
If it was posted to you… You will be given 21 days to submit an informal appeal (from the day you received the letter). Your informal appeal should be a letter with the evidence proving why the ticket was incorrectly given.
If the informal appeal is rejected… You will receive a Notice to Owner and will have 28 days to respond to this with a formal appeal. You can conduct the formal appeal online or via paper form. The Traffic Penalty Tribunal can send you one of these forms.
If the formal appeal is rejected… You will receive a Notice of Rejection. From here, you are free to challenge the council’s verdict at an independent tribunal.
If the independent tribunal disagrees with your appeal… You should pay the ticket within 28 days of the tribunal rejecting your appeal. If you don’t, the fine will be increased by 50%.
If you don’t have the money to pay the fine, you should contact Citizens Advice or another debt charity.

Remember that if you make a good argument against the parking fine, there is a chance that Euro Car Parks could cancel the parking ticket and you may not have to pay.

However, your appeal could be rejected and you’ll also lose the chance to pay the discounted rate

But it doesn’t have to be the end of your appeal just because Euro Car Parks wasn’t convinced.

If you want to save time and write an effective appeal, you can download MoneyNerd’s free parking ticket appeal letter template. This free resource gives you a fantastic starting point to launch your appeal.

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Euro Car Parks fine appeal was rejected!

Euro Car Parks is a member of the British Parking Association (BPA) they must allow motorists to escalate their parking fine appeals to an independent parking appeals service.

Anyone unhappy with the outcome of their Euro Car Parks appeal can take their appeal to Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA).

POPLA will independently assess your appeal and make a decision to which Euro Car Parks must agree. 

Euro Car Parks contact details

I’ve listed how to contact Euro Car Parks in the table below.

Address: UNITED KINGDOM
30 Dorset Square
London
NW1 6QJ
T: 020 7563 3000
E: [email protected]

IRELAND
ECP House,
Swords Business Park, Swords
Co. Dublin
T: 00 353 (0)1 890 8320
E: [email protected]

MAINLAND EUROPE
Agnes-Miegel Strasse 9
81927 München
Deutschland
T: 0049 89285795
E: [email protected]

NEW BUSINESS
11 Southern Street
Manchester
M3 4NJ
T: 0161 832 9777
E: [email protected]

SEASON TICKETS, PERMITS & CONTRACT PARKING
30 Dorset Square
London
NW1 6QJ
T: 020 7563 3000
E: [email protected]

LONDON
Euro Car Parks, 30 Dorset Sq, London NW1 6QJ
T: 020 7563 3000
E: [email protected]

IRELAND
Euro House, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland
T: 00353 (0)1 890 8320
E: [email protected]

MAINLAND EUROPE
9 Agnes-Miegel Strasse, 81927 München, Deutschland
T: 0049 89285 795
E: [email protected]
Website: https://www.eurocarparks.com/

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References

  1. Which? – The rise of private parking fines
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Scott Nelson MoneyNerd
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Scott Nelson is a renowned debt expert who supports people in debt with debt management and debt solution resources.
Janine Marsh MoneyNerd
Appeals Expert
Janine is a financial expert who supports individuals with debt management, cost-saving resources, and navigating parking tickets.