Reply To: Self Employed expense – parking fine

Peter Barker

Maybe a bit less clear when it’s a penalty charge for parking on private land, as opposed to the highway or an LA car park? As I understand it, the “fines” for unauthorised parking or overstaying on a private car park are only enforceable as a contractual liability, i.e. “this is the fee for parking here when you don’t buy a ticket or stay longer than your ticket allows, you accepted the terms when you drove onto the site and saw the notice board”. It’s an invoice from a service provider for use of a service.