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BVRLA and parking operators work on practical solutions for PCNs

The International Parking Community (IPC) and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have signed a new agreement that will aid the processing of private parking tickets.

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The new BVRLA–IPC agreement is expected to improve payment recovery from drivers responsible for parking contraventions.

Building on existing cooperation, the agreement will see the IPC and BVRLA develop joint initiatives to provide additional information and guidance to parking operators and vehicle rental and leasing companies. This will help to consolidate the growing co-operation between the two sectors and deliver practical solutions for reducing the costs of processing and securing payment of PCNs.

The BVRLA will now take steps to improve the understanding of the legalities associated with parking on private land among its members. It will also encourage its members to support the efforts of IPC members when rental or lease drivers fail to respond to PCN payment notifications for which they are liable. The association will also work in tandem with the IPC to ensure all legislative advice for members is up to date and will promote prompt and consistent PCN resolutions in accordance with the Protection of Freedoms Act.

“The IPC has been in positive dialogue with the BVRLA for some time and we’re delighted that the very constructive discussions have culminated with a formal agreement that will benefit the members of both trade associations,” said Will Hurley, director of the parking trade association. “Significantly, the new agreement will reinforce best practice and compliance with all operational matters related to the parking of vehicles on private land. It will also foster much more effective processes for the transfer of liabilities to any driver with a rental or lease agreement who has breached regulations in a private car park.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.