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How to Appeal Britannia Parking Fine? Should You Pay or Not?

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Have you been handed a Britannia Parking Fine? You might be wondering why you have it and what to do next.

You’re not alone. Each month, over 32,000 people like you visit our website to understand their tickets and fines. 

In this simple guide, we’ll look at:

  •  Who Britannia Parking is, and why they might give you a fine.
  •  If you must pay a Britannia Parking charge.
  •  How to avoid paying Britannia parking tickets.
  •  The steps to appeal a Britannia Parking fine.
  •  What happens after you appeal a Britannia Parking fine.

I understand how confusing and scary getting a parking fine can be. It brings up worries about money and even about being in trouble with the law.

But remember, we’re here to help you understand how to handle your Britannia Parking Fine.

Do I have to pay a Britannia parking charge?

First, check the parking ticket was issued correctly before you pay a Britannia Parking charge. If you find the operator served the fine incorrectly, you could have grounds to appeal the charge. But you may have to pay if the operator did everything right.

Should you pay a Britannia Parking fine straight away?

No. Not without first checking the following:

  • Was the parking ticket served correctly
  • Did you get a grace period
  • Were you parked correctly
  • Did you own the vehicle when the ticket was issued
  • Are the details on the ticket correct
  • Did you get the ticket well after the two weeks allowed for an operator to serve it

Only pay a Britannia Parking fine when you’re happy the operator did everything according to the Code of Practice!

Should you appeal a Britannia Parking fine?

Every motorist has the right to dispute a parking fine when they feel it’s unjust. So, if you think you have a good excuse to challenge the ticket, there’s a process to follow.

Plus, you must challenge the ticket within 28 days because you’ll run out of time any later. 

You’ll have to complete an appeal form and send it back to the address found on the form. Once the operator gets your appeal, everything stops. In short, the operator can’t take further action until they decide.

This can take up to 35 days!

Make sure you have a good excuse when you appeal the ticket, and you must provide the following information:

  • Vehicle registration number
  • Parking charge reference number

How to avoid paying Britannia parking tickets

If you want to avoid paying a Britannia parking ticket then you’ll need an airtight appeal.

The best way to perfect your appeal is getting a little advice from a Solicitor. I’d 100% recommend spending a fiver to get a trial of JustAnswer.

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What happens after you appeal a Britannia Parking fine?

You’ll get a letter or an email from the operator telling you whether your appeal is accepted or rejected. If you send in your appeal within 14 days and Britannia rejects it, the operator could let you pay the reduced fine.

But if you appeal later than that, you’ll have to pay the original amount.

Also, the operator must provide details on how to escalate an appeal to POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals).

On the other hand, if Britannia Parking upholds your appeal, the operator cancels the ticket.

Can they make you pay a Britannia Parking fine?

Yes, but only with a court order. A private car park management company cannot lawfully demand you pay their parking charge. It’s up to a judge to decide whether you pay or not.

You have two options when you get a parking ticket from an operator. First, you can appeal the ticket. Or you can pay it preferably within two weeks, so you only pay the reduced fine.

Never ignore a parking ticket an operator gives you. For example, Britannia Parking could ask a debt collector to chase you for the payment. Or court proceedings could be issued against you! In short, it’s best to sort things out before it gets to that stage.

I hope the information in my post helps you save time, money, and stress when dealing with a Britannia Parking fine.


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Scott Nelson is a renowned debt expert who supports people in debt with debt management and debt solution resources.