What is the Protection of Freedoms Act ?

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, in particular Schedule 4 came into effect on 1st October 2012 and relates to all tickets issued on or after this date in England & Wales.

This allows us to hold the registered keeper liable for an unpaid charge if we are unable to take steps to enforce against the driver because we do not know both the name of the driver and a current address for service for the driver – Section 5 (1) (b).

The act also states that a parking company can hold a contract with a driver in respect of parking charges due, this legislation will end any uncertainty over the rights of parking companies after a ruling in the upper tax tribunal as this legislation is of a higher legal standing.

Combined Parking Solutions are members of the IPC (Independent Parking Committee) and comply with their AOS (Approved Operator Scheme) and therefore we are able to take advantage of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

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