Update – October 2012

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Schedule 4) is now law in England & Wales and this affects all charges issued by Combined Parking Solutions on or after 1st October 2012.

The new law places a responsibility of the registered keeper to supply a serviceable name & address of the driver if they wish to transfer liability of the charge – This in essence stops the excuses such as “I was not the driver and I am under no obligation to name them”, and whilst Combined Parking Solutions regularly took keepers to court and won on the ‘balance of probabilities’ argument this welcome change in legislation closes any potential loopholes that people would try and use to avoid payment.

If the registered keeper is unable or unwilling to name the driver then liability for the unpaid parking charge will remain with the keeper.

It is also a criminal offence under Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 (Fraud by misrepresentation) if a keeper dishonestly gives an incorrect name or address of a driver which is publishable by a term on upto 10yrs and a fine upon conviction upon indictment.

Combined Parking Solutions has been busy replacing all tickets and signage to comply with the requirements of the act and we are now 100% compliant and ready – We are pleased to announce that we are the first company to be 100% compliant with all live sites having new signage and tickets.

We are confident that this change in legislation, together with our updated signage will ensure that we continue to be the most successful UK company when it comes to enforcing unpaid parking charges via the courts, much to the annoyance of various online anti-parking consumer forums who continue to supply worthless defences to assist people in avoiding payment – Combined Parking Solutions are pleased to have a 100% success rate in court actions where these defences have been submitted.