I was fined £100 for overstaying in a short stay car park - do I have to pay?

I received a parking ticket on the on 4 January 2018 while sitting in my car for 36 minutes, waiting to pick up a friend from the Mayflower Terminal short stay car park. Parking Eye say the fine is £100, or £60 if paid before the 13 February 2018. Do I have to pay?

Asked on 6 February 2018 by Danny Lane

Answered by Honest John
The Supreme Court Ruling in Beavis v Parking Eye November 2015 gives them the right to impose a reasonable contractual penalty for any breach of their terms and conditions. Sir Greg Knight's private members bill, which got its second reading on Friday, will eventually impose a new code of practice on private parking enforcers. But, as things stand, the law is on their side and you will save yourself £40 by paying up now.
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