Hi, (I hope i am posting this in the correct space and apologies to admins if im not)
I appreciate any help this forum/users can offer in advance.
I live in a new development (I rent been here for 4/5 years), I have an allocated space as per my tenancy agreement.
Recently (September) the management company introduced a new scheme by appointmenting P&P Management Ltd to regulate the parking of our development.
However the problem here is, instead of regulating the cars that park outside of bays (they don't have the legal right because the road is owned by the council) they now ticket cars in the private bays that don't display a permit issued by P&P Management Ltd.
We received a letter informing us that unless we send back the display permit and send an email to opt out we would be accepting any rules set by P&P. Like most, work, life etc got in the way and i forgot to send back the permit and write an email.
Low and behold i eventually received a ticket. I explained that I posted the permit back (must of got lost in the post....) and explained I didnt realise had to email as well. Nevertheless i also explained that I didnt give the management company nor the P&P to regulate my space, neither did my landlady. I followed their appeals process and they have written back to say in short, I owe them £60 going up to £100 if its not paid by a certain date.
Ultimately what im trying to understand is can they chase me, if they can what are the chance of the courts finding this case in their favour.
I've read that a Penalty Charge Notice is different from a Parking Charge Notice (Which is what they issued me with).
I'm happy to tell them with a few choice words where they can go and see them in court, but I also want to know if its worth just suffering the £60 and them now understanding and knowing I no longer participate in the scheme (not that I did anyways) and the situation being done with.
Appreciate this is long winded but thanks again in advance for your help.