Monday, 4 November 2013

ParkingEye contract available all over the internet

ParkingEye are one of the most secretive parking companies. Getting sight of a contract from them is like getting blood out of a stone. In court cases, even though ParkingEye need to prove they have the right to operate car parking, they resist producing their contract, stating that they fear the defendant is a member of a 'forum' and that their contract will therefore be uploaded to the internet.

The Parking Prankster has searched high and low but has never seen a ParkingEye contract uploaded onto the internet on a forum. Perhaps he is just bad at search engines.

In contrast, he has found plenty of ParkingEye contracts uploaded onto the internet by ParkingEye's business partners.

Here is one, uploaded as a result of a Freedom of Information request by Cheshire Council.

Others are available too.

The Prankster does not consider that the contracts are particularly commercially sensitive. In any case, if they were, they certainly are not any more. There are some interesting clauses though. No wonder Aldi's ParkingEye team work so hard to avoid cancelling charges.

The Prankster considers that ParkingEye might as well produce contract documents in court from now on, seeing as the world and his wife already have access to them, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster


  1. Did you mean this FOI by any chance.

  2. For what is basically a contract dispute over payment and the legitimacy of said contract, how the hell can they expect to be taken seriously if they won't produce the basis for their claim? Anyone can produce a statement saying they have seen or know a contract exists, but unless they are a contract expert and are willing to attend Court for cross-examination, then the evidence is worthless.

  3. Note that clause 9 only gives the customer the right to cancel charges where the vehicle registration should have been on a white list of permit holders. There doesn't appear to be any right to have charges cancelled for 'genuine shoppers' or vehicle breakdowns or medical emergencies or any of the other perfectly valid reasons that a car park owner might not want to persecute their customers. PE's customer here is the owners of the retail park which bizarrely is Cheshire Council despite the park being in Kent so the actual retailers don't appear to have any way of cancelling unwarranted charges.

  4. "At least a thousand companies thousand companies per country," says founder Maarten Roelofs on his already international initiative.