How to Appeal a Haringey PCN and Win

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The Easy Way to Avoid Paying a Haringey PCN

The Haringey Council issues parking PCNs for traffic and parking offenses. The most common traffic offense resulting in a PCN is driving in a bus lane. Other contraventions include parking wrongly and failure to pay a road toll by the set deadline.

However, there are instances where overzealous enforcement officers issue a PCN erroneously. If you believe you have received a unfairly, don't pay. DoNotPay can help you avoid paying the fine. DoNotPay will craft an appeal letter to serve as your argument when you challenge your ticket.

What Is the Cost of a Parking Fine in Haringey?

A will cost you between £80 and £130, depending on the severity of your parking offense.

Less serious parking contraventions£80Reduced to £40 if you pay within 14 days
More serious offenses£130Reduced to £65 if you pay within 14 days

Do You Have to Pay a PCN?

You should not ignore a PCN and hope it goes away on its own. Many people have accumulated debts running into thousands of pounds by ignoring small PCN fines. Unless you are planning to challenge the PCN, pay the fine within 28 days of being served.

What Are the Consequences of Not Paying a Haringey Parking Fine?

If you don't pay or appeal the PCN within 28 days, the amount will increase by 50%. The local authority sends a document known as a charge certificate to increase the fine. Once you receive the charge certificate, you must pay the new fine amount within 14 days.

If you ignore the charge certificate, the following will happen:

  • The money you owe will be registered as a debt, and the fine will increase substantially
  • The council will ask a court for an order that makes you responsible for paying.
  • The council will use a bailiff to make you pay, including seizing your property
  • You will have to pay the bailiff charges.

How to Pay a Haringey PCN

You can either pay a Haringey parking fine with cash, by phone or online. The easiest and quickest way to settle the fine is to pay through the council's website. The website has options to locate your PCN and make payment online using a debit or credit card. You will need the following to make the payment:

  • Vehicle details
  • Your email address
  • PCN reference number

How to Challenge a Haringey PCN?

You can challenge a PCN from the Haringey council by lodging the right type of appeal within 28 days. The correct type of appeal is based on how you received the PCN. If you found the PCN stuck on your vehicle, make an informal appeal first. If you were caught on camera and received the PCN in the post, make a formal appeal. If the informal appeal is rejected, you can make a formal appeal.

Here are the steps to make a formal appeal:

  1. Send the council a letter or statement via email or online submission with reasons why you think the PCN should not stand to
  2. Attach all evidence to support your arguments, including photos and videos.
  3. Wait for the council to give a response.

What If My Haringey Appeal Is Rejected?

If you have appealed and it gets rejected, don't pay the fine just yet. You have a right to escalate the appeal to a body not connected to the local authority for a final decision. You will make an appeal to an independent tribunal that might overturn the council's rejection and rule in your favor.

What to Do If You Receive Pressure Letters to Pay a PCN After Appealing

You don't have to pay for a parking ticket if you have appealed and are waiting for an answer. If you have been sent letters putting pressure on you to pay, call or write to the person chasing you to stop. Under section 40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 and section 2 of the protection from Harassment Act 1997, the council or parking company should stop sending you letters until a decision on your appeal is made.

Can DoNotPay Appeal Private Parking Tickets?

The DIY method to appeal to a is long and tedious. DoNotPay can help appeal private parking tickets. The service has contested and won hundreds of thousands of parking tickets before.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the Parking Ticket product.
  2. Upload a photo of your citation.
  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
  4. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.

It's really that simple! When you challenge your ticket, you can use the carefully crafted appeal letter to serve as your argument.

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If you believe you have received a PCN unfairly, consider challenging it as soon as possible. Don't ignore a PCN because it won't go away. DoNotPay can help you appeal a by submitting a statement of why you want the PCN canceled. We will launch a strong appeal supported by solid evidence that supports your arguments. Contact us today to learn more.

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