Parking Charge Notices (PCNs)

"You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.'"Tommy Cooper 

Fight Unfair Parking Fines with Aurora Assist: Your Ultimate Appeal Solution

At Aurora Assist, we understand how frustrating it can be to receive a parking charge notice. Many people find the appeals process to be confusing and time-consuming, which is why we offer our Parking Charge Notice Appeal Assistance to help you challenge these unfair charges.

Our team of experts is highly knowledgeable in the British Parking Association (BPA) Code of Practice, as well as the appeals processes for different types of parking charge notices. We have successfully appealed many cases on behalf of our clients, and have a high success rate in getting charges overturned or reduced.

Aurora Assist offers such services for a minimum fee, which is significantly less than the cost of paying the full charge particularly if you have got multiple charges. Our aim is to help our clients save money and time, while also reducing the stress associated with dealing with parking charge notices. Because of our experience, we understand the errors that parking companies can make with these charges and can construct reliable appeals based on our knowledge. We are particularly experienced in dealing with cases where our client has received multiple contraventions from the car park.

If you have received a parking charge notice and want to challenge it, don't hesitate to contact us. We'll take care of the entire process, from reviewing the notice to submitting an appeal on your behalf. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Why you must never ever ignore a private parking charge in England & Wales

This is so very important and yet despite being over a decade ago, every week or so we see people who have followed the old advice to ignore private parking charges. Yes, in the past the keeper could not be compelled to reveal who was driving their car at the time of a private parking charge. This meant that private parking companies were unable to pursue the debt as all the keeper had to do was refuse to say who was driving.

However the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 brought about significant changes to private parking charges in the England & Wales. One of the main changes was the introduction of keeper liability, which means that the registered keeper of a vehicle is now responsible for paying the parking charge if they cannot identify the driver at the time of the contravention. This was a significant shift from the previous position, where the driver of the vehicle was responsible for paying the charge.

Moreover, the Beavis v Parking Eye case, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2015, also had a significant impact on private parking charges. The case involved a motorist who had been issued with a parking charge notice by Parking Eye for overstaying in a car park. The motorist argued that the charge was unenforceable as it was a penalty rather than a genuine pre-estimate of loss incurred by the car park operator.

The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favour of Parking Eye, stating that the charge was reasonable and that the motorist had entered into a contractual agreement by parking in the car park. This decision established a legal precedent and made it easier for private parking companies to enforce their charges.

At Aurora Assist, we are well-versed in the changes to private parking charges brought about by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the Beavis v Parking Eye case. Despite the strengthened legislation, we have successfully challenged many private parking charges on behalf of our clients. We are committed to helping our clients understand their rights and ensuring that they are not unfairly penalised by private parking companies.