Private parking tickets apparently incurred by drivers often cause lenders under motor finance agreements some practical issues.
In England and Wales, the Protection from Freedoms Act 2012 came into force on 1 October 2012. It effectively banned clamping vehicles on private land but allowed landowners to pursue a vehicle’s registered keeper for unpaid parking charges (subject to certain conditions).
The position in Scotland is, however, different: parking charges on private land are not recoverable from the vehicle’s owner. However, The Courier has today claimed the Transport (Scotland) Bill (which is currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament) could change the position. It’s one for lenders to keep an eye on.