On Saturday I parked my car for 24hrs in a privately owned carpark in Brighton, paid the required amount due the duration of my intended stay and left the ticket on the dash and walked away. A couple of hours later i had to collect something form the car and it would seem that in my hurry to get back to the hotel i was staying in i neglected to check the ticket was still on display. You guess it, when i closed the door the ticket slipped off the Dashboard.
The next morning when i collected the car it had been clamped and a lovely yellow notice was left on the windscreen stating that in order for the clamp to be removed i would have to pay £120. I phoned the expensive 0844 number, explained the situation and contested my innocence but was told tough, pay to have the clamp removed of the car will be towed away. I paid the £120 by CC under duress by Credit card as I had to be somewhere else and the clamp was removed. When the “Parking Enforcement Officer” arrived some 2 hours later i expressed my frustration using some choice words, I’m not proud of what i called him!
I could appeal the charge but know the chance of success is pretty much nonexistent so am I correct in thinking the only way I can reclaim the £120 paid to release the clamp is to request a chargeback from my CC company?
Sign a few metres away from the car.