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Hi, I am a new member and this is my first post.

 

There is something that is bugging me for few days.

 

 

I am studying in London Middlesex University, and free parking is very limited.

There are only 3 short streets half a mile away from the university, which are unmarked.

 

 

As the parking space is limited, sometimes many park outside the pavement,

on the grass and the platform I marked in the street view outputs below.

 

 

2 days ago when i was looking for a parking, I saw a guy with an unmarked vehicle writing ticket to all the vehicles in the platform and the grass. But ignored the vehicle parked on the pavement.

 

 

Also I saw a no parking sign on the wall,which was not there before.

I can understand that the platform can be a private land (which I doubt),

but can a company issue a private ticket to vehicles parked on the grass.

Isn't the grass a council land?

 

Would you be able to advice me whether it is unlawful or not, as every day tens of students are getting ticket at this area.

 

I have uploaded and marked the points in question.

 

 

As i am a new member, I cannot upload links, but you can see the exact location on Google map by copying and pasting the following coordinates: 51°35'07.3N 0°13'21.0"W

 

 

Thanks for your time spend.

 

Kind Regards

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Would you be able to advice me whether it is unlawful or not, as every day tens of students are getting ticket at this area.

 

 

 

You need to find out from the council whose land it is.

 

You're either trespassing or will be in danger of obtaining real PCNs from the council when you bring it to their attention.

 

In the meantime I'd advise not parking there.

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a picture of the no parking sign would be useful.


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Chances are it was council land now passed over to a housing association.

 

 

If the sign just says no parking then there is no contract offe4red to consider so any ticket is worthless.

 

 

However, more worrying was a High Court decision taken about 3 years ago that decided that land privately owned abutting a public highway is covered by the Traffic Regulations for that public highway when there is no defined boundary between the two.

 

 

This means in extremis the concil can legally ticket every car that is parked on a driveway

that is part of private property but in practice will certainly get the interest of the CEO's

in a place like the one you show if they get a number of complaints.

 

However, having siad that you can sefely ignore any private parking ticket as there is no contractual obligation

so the LL would have to take measures themselves to sue for trespass

and then a real schedule of loss for the damage to the grass etc would need to be done.

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