A friend of mine lives in one of these fancy gated new apartment builds, one where you have to get buzzed in through a main gate and is like a small village inside. Anyway, I went to see his new flat the other day and then for a night out but there were no visitor spaces available and so I parked my car in front of a generator building on a raised bit of pavement, that wasn’t used as pedestrian access I hasten to add.
The next day I've got a ticket from 'New Generation Parking Management Ltd' who I presume are employed to carry out security on the site. Anyway, the ticket is £65 if paid within 7 days but if not then it jumps to £75. If its not paid within 14 days it jumps to £115. If its not paid within 28 days it jumps to £150(!) and they will then request my details from the dvla and pass to debt recovery agency where I will incur further costs.
Can this company actually do what they are threatening and should I ignore them or should I just suck it up and pay the 65 quid? I don’t really fancy my credit rating being affected by an outstanding fine.