I moved into a block of flats and was given a parking token by the previous resident. The token has the date of the issue, the name of the block of flats, but no expiry date and no registration. The land around the flat is private with marked areas for parking in.
I parked in one of these areas and was given a ticket for 'parking in a restricted area'. I clearly wasn't, so I appealed but after 2 weeks was told the fine was upheld because the token was 'non-transferable'. I have 2 issues with this, firstly; is the ticket valid if it was issued for the wrong reason? it was originally issued for 'parking in a restricted area', now they're saying it was issued for using a token issued to someone else. Secondly there's no indication that the token is 'not transferable', as a resident I'm entitled to park in the area and I used the token in good faith. If it's not transferable there's no reason it couldn't be written on the back.
I'm taking this to the IAS (Independent Appeals Service), but in the meantime what's the law on this?