well, they say that the driver is liable and then switch to driver/keeper at pint 4. Usual VCS attempt to bamboozle the courts as they know there is no keeper liability as their paperwork doesnt comply with POFA to create one.
You already know that no stopping isnt an offer of a contract to aprk so claim is an unlawful penalty not a contractual sum
you know about byelaws,
you know about grace periods of at least 10 minutes
you know that if they are pursuing the keeper then the £60 unicorn food tax is unlawful
Scotland doesnt have the POFA to allow the parking co's to create keeper liability and they also dont have the laws of trespass so basically you cant owe them anything.
That is the simple version, the parking co is still entitled to offer and create contracts to park and that menas they are entitled to chase the driver for payment if that contract is broken
Where that goes wronmg for them is they dont know the name and address of the driver at the time so they ask the DVLA. this is unlawful as it is a fishing expedition, not a reasonable cause and they know it but the DVLA doesnt care and the parking co's are greedy liars so you end up where you are now.
Now despite the fact they ahve no right to ask for anything from you as the keeper I would still recommend that you follow our normal routine fo getting pictures of the entrance to the car aprk and any signage there, any signs inside the car aprk that are different to the entrance sign and also a piccie of the blurb on the ticket machine if different to the wording on the signs. Post up here and we will advise you on whether they can create a contract in the first place, VCS dont bother trying to get the wording of the NTK right to create a keeper liability, they just lie on their court forms and other paperwork, aided and abetted by the owners of the IPC
now you mention a concierge at the block- now this can be a deciding matter because if the concierce gave you permission or even failed to tell you that you couldnt park then that creates a new contract between you and the landowner that overrides the one the landowner has with the parking co. If they didnt intend to create now conditions the man on the door should have told you " you cant park there mate" and that would have been that so even silence is permissive.
I would also bet that the wording of the siognage is very limited as to creating contract and big on prohibition so we need to see pictures of the signs so we are able to confirm y suspicion that this demand has no legs whatsoever..
Adding my tuppence worth on the merits of using other sites or not- The advice given on different sites will often clash and that can cause problems whe trying to follow a procedure. I feel we do pretty well here and follow a path that suits most cases and our general advice on not appealing is correct in most cases and definitely true in all cases involving the IPC. If you want to shop around that is your choice but stick with one forum when you decide to ask for help or you will get confused as to what to do and when. Coupon-mad is an excellent poster and is a good lay rep to boot but I find the rest of the forum where she posts is a bit slower on the uptake. Some of the facebook groups deal with POPLA appeals only and others try and get you to buy the services of their star posters to write for you when that shouldnt be necessary.