Hi, we have permit parking in our estate which was brought in to deal with residents who weren't paying their management fees - which is fine. When you pay you are given 2 permits with the vehicle reg on them. Last week my car had an engine fault and was towed to the garage. I did without the car for a few days then rented one as I needed to travel for work. I got home around 11pm after a long drive and didn't even think of the clamping. So yes sure enough went to go to work next morning and I was clamped. I pay my fees, I just forgot about sending a text with the rental car reg on it. Management company says appeal has to go through the clamping company and just didn't want to know. I had to pay to get the clamp released - which took 2 hours! €125 on top of what it cost to get my car fixed. Would I be better of issueing a chargeback on the credit card payment rather than appeal? Or take that amount off the next management fee? I am here 11 years and have always paid my management fees even when nobody else seemed to be - hence the clamping.