Successful judgements obtained by NGP
Supreme Court rules that Private Parking Charges are fully enforceable.
04/11/15 - Judgement was made today on Supreme court reference UKSC 2013/0280. Whereby the highest Court in this country decided that a parking company's parking charge is enforceable on the basis that it protected a legitimate interest (to deter parking overstays) and was not extravagant, exorbitant nor unconscionable. The parking charge is not an unenforceable penalty and does not breach the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. The Supreme Court full judgement can be found here.
October the 1st 2012 heralded an important change in the industry. Legislation was introduced banning clamping & towing on private land in England & Wales. We have welcomed & campaigned for this change as it will encourage true professionalism in the industry whilst removing unwanted contractors.
In order to ensure that land owners and car park operators can still control their car parks fairly the government has made an important change; It is now the registered keeper who can be held accountable for payment thus ensuring that notices issued cannot simply be ignored.
Clear informative signage is always the key and we champion the use of plain, simple English and clear recognisable visuals.
In order to ensure quality throughout the industry operators are required to undergo rigorous accreditation & audit as well as investing significantly in software and appeals process.