If you have been issued a parking and I’m guessing if you’re reading this page you have, then please see below the reasons you are legally allowed to argue your ticket.
1. The Contravention did not occur.
Basically this means that you shouldn’t have been given a ticket, for example there were no signs around the area you parked, or if you were allowed to park there at a particular time, you can use this complaint if the warden has made an error when issuing the parking ticket, so always check the times dates car details, because even if it’s a small typo then the ticket is wrong.
2. The penalty exceeds the relevant amount.
The is very uncommon but always check the amount the fine is and if it seems very high then double check with you council how much the fine should be. If the ticket is over that fine then you could get away without any fine at all.
3. The traffic regulation order is invalid.
If there is incorrect information on the ticket, eg. The wrong number plate wrong car type or colour, wrong times or dates then use this properly. Also check with your council if you have been issued any other tickets because they will be put on the system, because sometimes the traffic warden will make a mistake on the ticket and cancel it to correct the changes, therefore if he has made a mistake on the first ticket then he can not change it the second time so you will be able to have the ticket cancelled.
4. I was not the owner of the vehicle when the alleged contravention occurred.
This happens quite often and you will need evidence and details of the person you sold the car to.
5. The vehicle had been taken without my consent when the alleged contravention occurred
You will need to have reported your car lost or stolen if this has happened, so you wont we able to blame it on a friend. If your car has been reported lost or stolen then provide details of the crime number when you are arguing your ticket.