File a Havering Penalty Charge Notice Appeal Easily
Comprising 54 councillors and 18 wards, the Havering London Borough Council oversees a number of municipal functions, including housing, social services, waste disposal, and traffic tickets. If you have received a Havering penalty charge notice, an appeal is the only way to avoid paying. Fortunately, DoNotPay can show you how to challenge a Havering PCN.
A Havering PCN Can Cost a Small Fortune
In October 2018, the Romford Reporter published the news that the Havering Council was preparing to raise the price of a parking ticket from £110 to £130 throughout the borough. This uptick in ticket fees affects everyone who violates parking codes or commits a moving contravention within every ward and district overseen by the council.
The Havering council explained that the price hike was enacted to discourage illegal parking and free up kerb space. If you find yourself stuck with a parking ticket, the best way to get out of it is to file a challenge by way of a Havering penalty charge notice appeal.
Parking Violations and Moving Contraventions
There are a number of reasons a motorist can be given a PCN in Havering and required to pay. Some infractions are considered higher than others, and each violation comes with its own code. Here are a few examples as provided by Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL):
Moving contraventions such as driving in a dedicated bus lane, stopping in a yellow box, or failing to heed a "no right turn" sign can also net you a hefty ticket and a Havering penalty charge.
What to Do If You Get a Havering Penalty Charge Notice
If you are certain that you deserved the penalty charge, you may as well go ahead and pay it. As long as you can provide the ten-digit PCN reference number, you may pay the ticket online. If you cannot pay all at once, you can request to pay in instalments. Alternatively, you can call 0300 456 0630 to use the automated payment line.
How to Appeal a Havering Penalty Charge Notice
There are 10 different grounds for appealing a penalty charge notice in Havering:
- G1 - The alleged contravention did not occur
- G2 - The ticketed vehicle was not owned at the time of the infraction
- G3 - The ticketed vehicle was parked without the consent of the owner
- G4 - The ticketed vehicle was hired at the time of the traffic or parking violation
- G5 - The penalty charge exceeds the legal applicable limit
- G6 - Procedural impropriety on the part of the parking or traffic enforcement authority
- G7 - The alleged contravened in relation to the vehicle concerned is invalid
- G8 - The PCN was served by post in lieu of fixing it to the vehicle or handing it to the owner
- G9 - The penalty charge was previously paid
- G10 - Other information that the motorist / vehicle owner wants considered by the council
If you are sure that one of the above grounds for appeal applies to you, you can make an appeal against the PCN online. If your appeal is accepted, the penalty charge will be cancelled.
A Much Simpler Way to Appeal a Havering Penalty Charge Notice
Here’s how it works:
- Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the Parking Ticket product.
- Upload a photo of your citation.
- Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.
- That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains the best argument to win your case.
Believe it or not, that's all there is to it! With a DoNotPay robot-written letter, you will be able to present your best challenge to the parking or moving violation ticket and associated fines.
DoNotPay Helps on Both Sides of the Pond
DoNotPay can dispute PCNs and parking tickets both in the UK and in the US. Get help in appealing PCNs/parking tickets in the following and more:
No matter what sort of civil issue you need to deal with, DoNotPay can simplify the process. If you need us to appeal a Havering penalty charge notice, we can do that today. If there are any other issues with which you require assistance, contact us and let us know.