News

landmark case heard in the Court of Appeal

This case ‘Parking Eye -v- Beavis’ raised the question of the legality and level of charges levied on private land. On all counts the case was found in the parking companies favour. Please find a reaction below.

“Three judges at the Court of Appeal have dismissed a case brought by a driver against the private parking firm Parking Eye. The case was brought by Mr Beavis, from Chelmsford, on the basis that the £85 charge levied against him after he overstayed at a car park was disproportionate and hence unlawful. But in their ruling the Judges unanimously decided that the charge was “not extravagant.” Source RAC Foundation, 23rd April 2015.

“Parking on someone else’s land is a privilege and not a right to be abused. Today the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case ‘Parking Eye -v- Beavis’. The judgment confirms that parking charges which are issued are legally enforceable and do provide landowners with the much needed protection for their land. It goes against recent high profile releases which caused confusion for motorists at a time when clarity was required, such confusion will have no doubt caused many trusting motorists to refuse to pay their parking charges and who will now be faced with a higher bill as a result”. Source IPC, 23rd April 2015.

The full Judgment can be found below:

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/parkingeye-v-beavis-judgment.pdf

Parkex 2015 – Thanks for visiting us

Thanks to all those who visited us at Parkex and enjoyed a coffee with us, hope to see you all again next year if not before!

New tablet based parking Kiosk app launched – March 2015.

Kiosk at Parkex

Parking is changing and our customers are always challenging us to come up with new solutions to make life easier when parking.  Our most recent innovation is a vehicle registration app that can be used on touchscreen monitors, but more importantly on tablets and mobile phones on the android and IOS operating systems.

The app means that wireless or data sim can be used to send the vehicle registration information to our back office system from anywhere in a building or similar in real time.

It has many uses but due to its flexibility, can be used to offer complimentary parking, perhaps if a hospital appointment has overrun or to sell a parking space at an event.