I went to Manchester airport to pick the family up from holiday, and parked 5 mins away from the arrival terminal (literally, their plane flew over me as i parked), on a road called Shadowmoss road, by the tram stop, where i always park to pick them up when they are shopping in town.
There is a parking bay clearly laid out on one side of the road opposite the houses (google earth it if you need to see more) and they each have off road parking for a minimum of 1 car.
So between my visit before picking the family up, signs have been put up saying 'residents parking permit only' on posts by aside the long parking bay. I didnt see them.
In fact the first i knew of it was the parking enforcement chap knocking on my window saying that 'this was residents parking and would i mind moving'. No problem there, he was polite and once pointed out to me i moved away.
Today i got a ticket in the post for £70, which equates as £30 per minute i was there in the bay i always park in.
If i complain, i have to pay 50% extra.
No ticket was given to me, no notice of being booked given verbally, just a polite 'this is residents parking and would i mind moving'
Anyway, as it stands i did park there for a couple of minutes, i moved on without stress or words exchanged apart from me saying 'yes, sorry i didn't know , and i'll move now'.
we had a new fridge freezer delivered 2 weeks ago. The deal was to deliver, install and remove the old one.
the new and old went through the double patio doors, but the old fridge freezer and the new fridge freezer were dragged on their wheels out fo the tiled floor kitched, onto our engineered wood oak flooring in the hall and living room.
subsequently both left marks across our flooring, the heavier one making tram tracks like a tank has rolled across the floor. both fridges here jiggled on their corners to negoriate both doorways they had to go through leaving zig zag indentations and various scrapes across the floors in the hall and living room.
To be fair, there were existing marks on the floor as its been down 10 years, but this has controbuted those marks 300% as all our furniture have felt pads on the bottom to keep potential damage down.
The transport company has just been out and told us that they think the floor will sand out, and that they will get a quote. Fine, no problems there.
However he then said we will get a quote for this but you will have to meet us on the price as otherwise we will be paying for the whole floor to be refinished.
Its not been our intention to sand our floors, and i have asked him why i should pay for their damage to be repaired........ he said, 'well thats the way the industry works, why should i pay to put your damage right'?
on the face of it a reasonable question, but if he only put his damage right i'd have a top layer of my oak floor 1/2mm lower all over my floor and different colouring if he just repaired and sanded and sealed their damage.