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Park With Ease – Should You Pay or Appeal?

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· May 27th, 2024
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Have you got a parking fine from Park With Ease, and you’re not sure if you should pay or appeal? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Every month, over 130,000 people each month visit our website to clear up their doubts about fines and parking tickets. So, you’re not alone.

In this article, we’ll offer you simple and clear advice on:

  •  Understanding what Park With Ease is.
  •  Knowing if you must pay Park With Ease parking fines.
  •  Learning how to appeal a Park With Ease parking fine.
  •  Finding out how much a Park With Ease parking fine costs.
  •  Getting to know if Park With Ease can take you to court.

We know that getting a private parking fine can be quite upsetting. But don’t worry; we have lots of useful tips, examples, and steps to guide you through this process.

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.

Should I accept or appeal?

If you have a good reason to appeal with strong evidence, there is no reason not to appeal. But you should also consider that you will lose the discounted fine rate by appealing. For this reason, motorists may prefer to pay the reduced fine than make a weak appeal. It all comes down to your preferences and the facts around your parking ticket. 

Do I have to pay?

Even though a Parking Charge Notice isn’t considered a real fine, you may want to consider paying it. These invoices from Park With Ease can become legally enforceable if they take you to court and a judge orders you to pay. It’s likely that a judge will rule in Park With Ease’s favour if they have maintained their car park (signage etc.) as required. 

It’s true that some people don’t pay and get away with it. But this is a risk you probably don’t want to take. 

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Can they take you to court?

Park With Ease could take you to court if you refuse to pay the Parking Charge Notice. They will threaten litigation or pass the debt on to a debt collection agency, which may also threaten legal action.

Sometimes legal action is in their plans, and at other times, these threats are designed to make you worried enough that you’ll pay. The main problem is that you can never be sure of when they mean it and when they’re bluffing. So it’s best to assume you’ll be taken to court. 

Can you challenge a PCN?

Instead of paying or ignoring the fine and risking court action, you can always appeal against the PCN. Appeals must be made by the deadline, which is usually 28 days after the supposed parking contravention occurred. Any appeal lodged after the deadline doesn’t have to be accepted by Park With Ease. 

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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The appeals process

You must make an appeal in writing. The appeal should state your arguments against the parking ticket and it must include evidence, such as a photograph or a video. You can submit more creative evidence when suitable. 

Park With Ease will then write or email you to inform you of their decision. If they accept the appeal the parking fine will be cancelled and you won’t need to pay. 

Rejection – next steps

Park With Ease may reject your application, which is what happened to Rachel:

“I parked in the Malt Kiln car park on the 26th January, on returning to my car the machine was not working so I was unable to make a payment. It was pitch black absolutely no lighting in the car park at all, I had my daughter with me and it was raining. So I took a photo of the machine, in case I had any problems.

Well sure enough a parking fine arrived on the 10th Feb, I sent an appeal showing the photo of the machine etc explaining I couldn’t make payment. They refused my appeal and told me there were signs explaining how to pay online.”

  • Rachel Brown (Facebook post)

It’s not uncommon for private parking operators to reject appeals even when the payment machine is broken. Keep this in mind when appealing. You’re more likely to win an appeal due to medical emergencies or mechanical problems than an error with their payment machine. 

But if you think this isn’t fair, you can escalate the appeal to an independent tribunal. Park With Ease should provide information on how to do this when they reject your first appeal. 

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

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Park With Ease Contact Details

Address: Unit 15 Duttons Business Park, Dock Road, Northwich. CW9 5HJ
Phone: 0161 8206952
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.parkwithease.co.uk/

The most common parking ticket FAQs have been answered on our featured guide available to read for free here. Take a look if you’re currently locking horns with Park With Ease. it might just help you appeal or fight back more effectively.

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

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Scott Nelson MoneyNerd
Author
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.