So you have received a fixed charge notice from Capital2Coast? This site provides information on how to get that fixed charge notice withdrawn. Capital2Coast were initially members of the British Parking Association (BPA), but apparently were booted out in late 2012. Later they became members of the IPC in November 2013, the month after the IPC was established created. Between those two dates, they were not able to receive the details of registered keepers from the DVLA.
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Capital2Coast – My Story
In mid 2012, Angela received a notice to keeper from Captial2Coast for parking her car in her friends apartment parking spot. She displayed her friends parking permit on her windscreen. The fixed charge notice said that she had exceeded the 96 hours parking limit, and that after that she had to not return to the site for 5 days. However, there were not terms and conditions on display at the site. She emailed Capital2Coast and they said the terms and conditions were in a document signed by her friend as part of her lease. Of course, if that were the case, they could not hold Angela responsible for a contract that she (Angela) was not part of. Angela decide to ignore further correspondence from Capitalt2Coast. Angela also contact the DVLA who stated that Capital2Coast were not members of the BPA, even though the Capital2Coast website said they were.
Jonathan received a Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from Capital2Coast in 2014. He had parked in the parking provided by a block of flats and went inside to pick up an item. A week later he received a notice to keeper in the mail. On close examination, the following was revealed:
1) The notice to keeper said the FCN was issued for “contravention Failure to display a valid permit”. The word “contravention” indicates they are claiming breach of contract, rather than a contractual charge.
2) After Jonathan appealed to the Operator, he received a letter back from the company stating “your vehicle was in contravention of the agreed terms and conditions of all users of this site”. Again, another indication the company was making a claim for breach of contract.
3) The sign outside the block of flats on the surface appeared to be claiming a contractual charge (as opposed to a claim for breach of contract). At first glance it appears this sign my be indicating a contractual charge rather than a breach charge. However, on closer analysis, and after reading the two letters from Capital2Coast, it appears that what you agreeing to is not a contractual charge at all, but you are in fact agreeing to be issued with a fixed charge notice.
A contractual charge is the only model allowed by the IPC. A logo on the bottom of the sign said Capital2Coast were members of the IPC.