DO COUNCILS HAVE A QUOTA SYSTEM FOR PARKING FINES?
That is a question we’re sure many people have asked. We often hear in the press or from friends about commissions being paid to attendants according to how many tickets they issue.
Whether this is true or not, it is undeniable that by 2010 councils in England made £1.3 billion from on- and off-street parking and in London alone over 6 million parking fines were issued generating a revenue of over £450 million for the year 2009/2010. Only 1% of these were appealed against. 70% of appeals were upheld by the adjudicator.
Penalty charges for parking is a fine example of something for nothing. We pay for MOT, Car Insurance & Road Tax. We are then expected to pay for parking permits to park where we live, so what is the point of Road Tax? Then to add insult to injury we will receive a parking ticket/penalty charge notice if we park where we live without displaying a valid permit or attempt to park elsewhere that says "Residents Only" while the 'Resident' is at work. If that's not enough, we then have to endure & be vigilant to the aggressive tactics performed by Parking Attendants. Hence our reason for this site.
BUT WHY US? (A word from our founder & Leading Correspondence Specialist, Mark)
I hate being exploited; and I knew I could do something about it. Several years ago I started challenging my own parking tickets.
Now, writing a complaint letter is a technique. How you write your letter depends on whom you are writing to, what you are writing about, what you hope to achieve by your letter & how you hope to achieve it.
Understanding this has enabled me – in conjunction with knowledge, persistence & the right approach - to write successful complaint letters for family & friends as well as myself, with a 80% success rate in achieving rejections of payment. I then decided to find like-minded people to help me to help you, the harrassed car owner. ParkingLetters.co.uk was born.We have included a few of our friends' & our own personal battles & successes with various parking services throughout the boroughs of London on our Testimonials link.
How many letters will it take?
In our experience we have found it takes at least 2 but rarely more than 3 letters to defeat a parking ticket.
How much time will it take?
See 'Service Guarantee & Contractual Obligations' Paragraph 2 in my Terms & Conditions.
There are a number of organisations we have found who place importance on the consumer and on customer service equal to our own. We have also included sites offering genuinely useful info to the budding entrepreneur.
To this end, we have included below both Affiliated & Unaffiliated Links to sites we believe have our/your best interests at heart.
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Consumer Action Group
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We will continue to add sites who we believe have the consumers' interest at heart and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting ParkingLetters.co.uk and I know you will appreciate the professional service we provide.