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Offline scalyback

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Getting them back?
« on: 12 August, 2017, 12:31:06 PM »
I have just had an idea for my vehicle, signs that say, "By allowing me to park here, you agree to pay a charge of £200 in the event of this vehicle receiving a PCN from this parking event."

It's contract law isn't it? I just have to stick them inside all the windows just before I enter. Even better if they appear in one of those 'evidence' photos.

If I park somewhere and they have (good) signs, it forms a contract whether or not I bother to read them. If I park there with my signs, it forms a contract whether or not they bother to read them. Has to work both ways doesn't it?

Come on guys... have I cracked it?  :idea:
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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #1 on: 12 August, 2017, 01:32:31 PM »
I have just had an idea for my vehicle, signs that say, "By allowing me to park here, you agree to pay a charge of £200 in the event of this vehicle receiving a PCN from this parking event."

It's contract law isn't it? I just have to stick them inside all the windows just before I enter. Even better if they appear in one of those 'evidence' photos.

If I park somewhere and they have (good) signs, it forms a contract whether or not I bother to read them. If I park there with my signs, it forms a contract whether or not they bother to read them. Has to work both ways doesn't it?

Come on guys... have I cracked it?  :idea:hey just

I think you've been reading too many "Freeman on the Land" type websites - the only way to find out is to take it to Court, which could prove expensive.
The FotL brigade don't "do" Court - they either string it out in the hope that the PPC will decide it's not worth the effort which they then trumpet it as a "win" or just pay up and keep quiet.

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #2 on: 12 August, 2017, 07:58:26 PM »
Well, I was just thinking that if they take me to court for non-payment they have a choice, either argue that as I didn't read their sign, that their charge is valid in which case, as they didn't read my signs, my contract is valid... OR they can say that as I didn't read their signs then the contract is invalid... Either way I win. Either I pay their charge and they pay mine, OR they agree that their charge is invalid by not reading the signs then so is mine.....

What is 'freeman on the land'? I not think I been reading that (Live in France most the time.)

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #3 on: 13 August, 2017, 08:18:55 AM »
An interesting concept that could prove expensive if it went wrong.

On the one hand, rather than issue your own proceedings you could wait until they issue proceedings against you and then counterclaim based on your own "contract". However, if you got it wrong you could well find yourself facing a sizeable claim for costs if  the District Judge thought you were a chancer trying to buck the system.

On the other hand, he/she may allow your counterclaim, but it would set a very dangerous precedent that an industry with extremely deep pockets could not allow to stand. Consequently it would be appealed all the way. And we all know what happened to Barry Beavis when the Lords got hold of it. And if you thought the costs of a small claim were significant...

You would be well advised to get a legal professional's opinion before testing what may prove to be an expensive jape.

I know it's unfair, but that's the system we have to work with. It seems it's only those with deep pockets that have a real shot at justice.
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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #4 on: 13 August, 2017, 08:44:33 AM »
Also, how would it work if you were in an ANPR controlled car park?
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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #5 on: 13 August, 2017, 10:16:05 AM »


What is 'freeman on the land'? I not think I been reading that (Live in France most the time.)

My understanding is that these "Freemen" think that Acts of Parliament are a contract, which they have to agree to - unsurprisingly, they only agree with the ones that suit them at the time, with most of them liking the ones that give them our Tax money for sitting around doing sod all. There are a few "gurus" around, who do very nicely out of selling this nonsense to desperate, vulnerable people, the main one being Robert Menard from Canada although he's been quiet recently as he (allegedly) has a Canada-wide warrant out for his arrest on fraud charges!


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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #6 on: 14 August, 2017, 07:17:41 PM »
Well, in an Anpr car park, if they don't bother to provide a way to check for a provision of contract from a visitor, then how can they expect to make their own contract with the same visitor? A contract is between two parties. They do it by signs. I would do it by signs. It's up to me to read their signs and it's also up to them to have somebody or something available to read my signs.

I think......

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #7 on: 15 August, 2017, 05:07:19 PM »
Well, in an Anpr car park, if they don't bother to provide a way to check for a provision of contract from a visitor, then how can they expect to make their own contract with the same visitor? A contract is between two parties. They do it by signs. I would do it by signs. It's up to me to read their signs and it's also up to them to have somebody or something available to read my signs.

I think......

I think the learned Mr Eagle has it right - you need to seek professional legal advice from someone who specialises in this area of Law.

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #8 on: 15 August, 2017, 10:01:03 PM »
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I think the learned Mr Eagle has it right - you need to seek professional legal advice from someone who specialises in this area of Law.

Well, it was just a thought, but do we know anybody that could take a look at the idea?

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #9 on: 17 August, 2017, 07:02:20 PM »
Wouldn't it be invalid to try form a contract on land you have no jurisdiction over....?
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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #10 on: 17 August, 2017, 10:36:53 PM »
If the contract involved use of the land then yes, but as it only involved a payment resulting from the issuing of a PCN, then no. Bit like making a contract with somebody in the pub. You don't have to own the pub!

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Re: Getting them back?
« Reply #11 on: 18 August, 2017, 11:18:10 AM »
But you are using the land - to park on.
I'm sure somebody will correct me, but until Beavis, I believe it was held that a notice could not form a Contract.

 


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