Can I hold a private car park liable for my stolen tow bar?

We were parked at a local theme park when our car’s tow bar was stolen. We have reported it to the police, but the theme park is refusing to cover the replacement costs as they say it has nothing to do with them. Is this right?

Asked on 20 November 2018 by Lucy

Answered by Tim Kelly
Your insurance has to cover it, It does not matter where your car was parked, you could argue that the theme park has a duty of care as "bailee" over your property whilst parked, the extent of that care is dependent on the contract you entered into with them whilst parked. Did you pay a parking fee? If not, there is no liability on them.
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