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Do You Have to Pay Parking Eye Fines? 

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· Apr 4th, 2024
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Pay Parking Eye Fines

Have you received a Parking Eye fine and feel unsure about paying or appealing? Welcome to the right place. 

Each month, over 130,000 people visit our website for help with fines and parking tickets. You are not alone in this – in fact, over 19,000 parking fines are issued each day in the UK.1

This article provides simple and clear information about:

  •  What Parking Eye is.
  •  Whether you need to pay Parking Eye fines.
  •  How to appeal a Parking Eye fine.
  •  Tips to avoid Parking Eye fines.
  •  The process if you don’t pay a Parking Eye fine.

We know how annoying a private parking fine can be. But don’t worry; we’re here to share lots of helpful advice and examples to guide you through the process. 

Let’s get started!

Most Ticket Appeals Succeed

In some circumstances, you might have a legitimate reason not to pay your Parking Eye 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.

Do I have to pay Parking Eye?

Parking Eye is a private company, so you don’t initially or automatically have to pay their parking fines. But you might be forced to pay if the company takes you to court and a judge sides with Parking Eye. 

Thus, there isn’t a straight answer to this question. 

Do you have to pay private parking fines in the UK?

Your responsibility to pay private parking fines isn’t straightforward. On the one hand, these aren’t real penalties, but the company could potentially take you to court, and a judge may request that you pay

The real question is, how likely will the private company take you to court? 

Successful Appeal Case Study

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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Do you need to pay Parking Eye fines in Scotland?

Parking Eye fines in Scotland are the same as in other places. Although these aren’t real penalties like the parking fines handed out by the police or the council, they can become enforceable if Parking Eye takes you to court. So, you might have to pay them

Parking Eye fine – Should I pay or appeal?

Whereas appealing is free and could get you off the hook, paying could be less stressful, and you’ll be able to take advantage of the 40% (minimum discount). The decision should only be made based on your preferences and the perceived strength of your appeal (and evidence!). 

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Parking Eye 10 minutes grace period

The latest rules state that private car park operators must provide you with a 10-minute grace period to get to your car and leave the car park.

This means that any Parking Charge Notice issued within ten minutes after your paid-for parking runs out would be withdrawn. 

If applicable, you could use this as an excuse to appeal the parking fine. But there are other good excuses you can use as well.

In summary, parking Eye fines aren’t considered real fines like a council parking ticket, but the company can still take you to court if you don’t pay. If a judge decides you should pay, you’ll be given a court order to pay the money or face further (more expensive!) action.

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

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What happens if you don’t pay Parking Eye tickets?

Anybody who ignores a Parking Eye ticket should expect to receive reminders and legal threats. Any threat of court action could be legitimate, but it could also be a tactic to try and get you to pay, especially when the amount you owe is small. 

Parking Eye might use the services of a debt collection agency to hassle you for payment. Note that these companies are not bailiffs and don’t have any additional legal rights

Having said that, continuous non-payment could escalate the situation to involve bailiffs in the future.

Do you have to pay Parkingeye fines?
Source: MSE Forum.

If you feel Parking Eye fine is unfair, I suggest you do (always) complain to the store management/landowner first before taking it up with Parking Eye.

Can Parking Eye give you a CCJ?

Parking Eye can take you to court and have an order put against you to pay the fine. If you’ve received the court paperwork but don’t reply, they could ask for a default CCJ against you. This is possible if you moved home recently. 

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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Hire a Parking Solicitor for less than a coffee.

If you’re thinking about appealing your Parking Eye ticket then getting some professional advice is a good idea.

Getting the support of a Solicitor can make your appeal much more likely to win.

For a £5 trial, Solicitors from JustAnswer can look at your case and help you create an airtight appeal.

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References

  1. Sky News — Parking Tickets Statistics
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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.