Is there a time limit that a Private Parking Company can persue you for a penalty notice?
I got a pcn on my car in a Hospital car park (I'm a Service Engineer and was on an Emergency Call out at the time) on the 13th of May 09 and recieved a letter via my car's leasing company and my head office from a debt collection Agency stating I had not payed the Notice.
the problem is it had taken them 6 months to send this letter and I have heard nothing in the intervening months.
they want £60 quid off me and my company are going to deduct £17.25 which is the fee from the car leasing company that they are charging just to pass this on.
I did hear from somewhere that they have 3 months to do this or they have no further ground to chase payment. If so is there some legislation that quotes this?
ordinarily I wouldn't be that bothered but I only went to this hospital to cover for another engineer who was off sick and every time I'd been there previously I parked in the same place without any problem, I even had a sign in the car window stating who I was and where I'd be working.