By Candice Krieger, July 4, 2008
A retired property manager is fighting Barnet Council, in North London, over a parking ticket he was given for putting a for-sale note on his car.
Victor Abrahams, 67, was shocked when he returned to his parked Ford Escort Cabriolet on Bibsworth Road, Finchley, North London, to find a penalty notice. “There was a £100 fine on the window screen. When I called the council, they said I was ‘offering goods for sale in a parking place’, which is illegal. I had no idea that I couldn’t advertise my own car for sale. Loads of people do it.