It therefore came as a surprise to The Prankster to find they had been issuing tickets on land where they had no authority. Although they have signage in the vicinity and have been issuing tickets since 2012, this week they started to trespass on private property and issue one resident multiple tickets on his own driveway.
Thankfully a robust letter sorted the problem out and UKPC have cancelled the charges and promised never to issue tickets there again.
The landowner is now happy. Happier than his neighbours in fact, some of who have paid up for these bogus charges in the past as this was the only way to stop the threatening letters.
Issuing parking charges without authority is a breach of the code of practice.
7.1 If you do not own the land on which you are carrying out parking management, you must have the written authorisation of the landowner (or their appointed agent). The written confirmation must be given before you can start operating on the land in question and give you the authority to carry out all the aspects of car park management for the site that you are responsible for. In particular, it must say that the landowner (or their appointed agent) requires you to keep to the Code of Practice and that you have the authority to pursue outstanding parking charges
The Parking Prankster