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I'm not sure how to use this site but here goes,

I'm trying to find some information on tickets being issued in macdonalds,

I received one for the alleged offense of staying 10 minutes too long.

what happened is I arranged to meet a colleague there to discuss business back in May( I am field based so use these sites to meet up with colleagues) I also drive a company car, I waited 10 minutes for my colleague to arrive, we then went to get a coffee from an adjacent restaurant with is part of the same site,

I still have the till receipt with time stamp on it, y

esterday I received the notice from the leasing company informing me of this alleged offense.

The notice had my name on so I assume that Met Parking Services have been in touch with the DVLA, the address was the leasing company to whom the car belongs to.

I have been in touch with Macdonalds head office who didn't appear to know very, I have also written to the DVLA to find out if it was them they gave them my name.

My company do not pay parking tickets of any description, they are sent to the leasing company

they locate the driver and the details are then sent to the driver,

the leasing company do not pass personal details of drivers to any company private or otherwise,

now it is £100 for 10 minutes

£10 per minute,

surely this is extortion.

Please can anyone advise me as to what to do now.


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Do not respond to them in any way whatsoever it is almost certain that they will not take it any further. They will try it on and try and frighten you into paying though, once they have the address from the DVLA You will get two letters from PPC, two from DCA(next desk) then two from supposed solicitor (next but one desk).



You haven’t committed any traffic offence. Any dispute with a private parking firm is contractual only.



They can’t ‘fine’ you in legal terms. They can only go to court, under contract law, to reclaim any money they have LOST as a result of you parking on their land (they don't own the land) – and they can only do that if there is a valid contract( fat chance) in place first.




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Thanks for the replys

So to get this clear I am to do nothing about the notice except ignore it?

I have seen some of the templates letters on here and wondered if I should send one of those.

There seems to be conflicting answers on here so I am a bit confused.




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It used to be advised that you could send template letters, but it became apparent that no type of "appeal" or any letter you send had any effect.


Totally ignore them now is generally the best advice.

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Thanks everyone I will get back onto the leasing company and advise accordingly.


I also noticed that the DVLA are only suppose to supply details of the registered keeper, what I don't understand is how or why have met parking services obtained my name, if the DVLA are at fault where do I go to take the matter further.

I am waiting for a reply from the letter I wrote to the DVLA asking them if it was them that gave my name out, not sure how quickly they will reply if at all.




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woodys157, are you possession of your V5 or does the leasing company retain it.


Some leasing companies retain them and issue a letter of authorisation for the car. In such cases, it is likely the car is registered in your name, but the address is the lease companies. The reason lease companies like to retain the V5 is the simple fact that the owner is not stated on the document and it would be simple for you to sell the car on, before anybody realised.


The DVLA will have given out your details under a V888x3 request for reasonable cause, but should supply you with a copy of that request. I don't recall if they charge you for this or not, but it would be £2.50 if they did.


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