A lady who was ticketed for parking in a personal spot allotted to her pal’s house in 2016 is “determined to fight” the $533 fine.
A livid British mum is locked in a five-year parking row after refusing to pay a $533 fine for leaving her automotive in a pal’s spot.
Sarah Quinn, 35, has accused parking enforcers of “a campaign of harassment” after she was threatened with court docket motion for leaving her automotive exterior her pal’s flat in Huddersfield in June 2016.
And the saga might drag on for one more 12 months, with native parking authorities Vehicle Control Services insisting they’ve up to “six years in which to commence court proceedings”.
The parking spot is allotted to her pal’s house – however tenants should embody a allow within the windscreen exhibiting the suitable to occupy the realm.
When her pal Holly was unable to discover the allow, the ladies put a be aware within the automotive with the unit quantity so the attendant might buzz up to affirm they have been there.
But Sarah’s automotive was ticketed anyway, with Vehicle Control Services now demanding a $533 fine – and sending a court docket motion letter.
“It states in Holly’s tenancy agreement that it’s her land and as long as she doesn’t obstruct anyone then she is free to use it as she wishes,” Sarah instructed Yorkshire Live.
“It’s putting a big strain on me mentally. It’s a frightening thing to be threatened on and off for this long.”
Sarah stated she’s been threatened with bailiffs and the potential influence of a low credit score rating over the fine, which has now lead to court docket motion.
The mum-of-two added: “I can’t believe that I have to deal with this harassment for parking at my friend’s apartment in her space, not bothering anyone and it wouldn’t be of any hardship financial or otherwise to the company because only my friend Holly can use the space.
“I am determined to fight them. These people need to be stopped.”
But the parking enforcers have hit again, claiming Sarah wanted to show the legitimate allow.
A spokesman for Vehicle Control Services Ltd stated: “Ms Quinn did not appeal the parking charge nor respond to any further reminders, (she ignored all correspondence), and, consequently, matters proceeded to court.
“In accordance with the relevant legal limitation period, we have up to six years in which to commence court proceedings.
“We are satisfied that the parking charge was issued correctly as there had been a clear breach of the terms and conditions of the car park which were clearly set out on prominent signs on site.”
This article initially appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission