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Letter to challenge a parking ticket: parking on private land - you broke the rules but had a good reason

Introduction

You can use this letter to challenge a ticket you've been given for parking on private land. This letter covers situations where you accept that you broke the car parking rules, but think you had a good reason for doing so.

You can explain the circumstances in more detail and ask the parking company to use its discretion to waive the car parking charge.

For example, you may want to explain that your hospital appointment overran, causing you to leave your car in the car park for longer than the rules allowed.

This letter does not cover parking tickets issued by the police or a local authority for parking on public land. For more information about when to use this letter, see Parking tickets on private land.

It is important to include as much evidence as you can to explain what happened and why you think you shouldn’t have to pay the charge, for example a photo of the ticket machine displaying an 'out of order' message.

This template is to be used for guidance and may not suit your specific situation. If you require more detailed advice and guidance, you can get more help.