Vehicle Control Services Ltd v Mackie

Contract – Parking – Parking scheme on private property– Liability to pay parking charges. Sheriff Court: In an action in which the pursuers, who had been engaged by factors appointed by the owners of private property to provide a parking control scheme, sought payment of £24,500 from the defender in respect of parking charges, the court held that the proprietors had the right to collectively protect their private property and to delegate that function to managers or factors; the factors had the power to engage the pursuers; the defender was aware of the pursuers' signs stating that all those who sought to park on the property but did not display a permit agreed to pay a parking charge; the parking charges flowed from a valid contract between the pursuers and the defender; and she was in breach of contract and liable for the charges.

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