Carrying out a removal is never easy. From start to finish, there are hundreds of minute details which if ignored can easily cause a proverbial train-wreck to head on a collision course towards a roller-coaster ride of disaster. Having a checklist handy makes it easier to keep track of things and really have a hold of the procedure involved. To eliminate potential hassle, our experts at Super Man With A Van Removal Services advise you to start planning at least 4 weeks prior to the move date to allow for plenty of time to execute and wrap up everything that needs to be accomplished.This article focuses on expanding your view on parking suspensions, why they’re beneficial, and how to apply for one.
Controlled Parking Zones (or CPZs) are specific areas where a parking bay can be suspended for removal or works. Since you’ve hired a man and van in Watford to facilitate the removal process in your home, they’ll need a spot where they can safely park for a certain period of time without violating any local parking regulations. Applying for a parking suspension is beneficial to a homeowner for a variety of reasons, some of which we’ll be covering below.
Why Apply For A Parking Suspension?
Here are some of the reasons why it’s in your best interest to apply for a parking suspension a couple of weeks prior to the move:
- Less Hassle For The Removal Team – Since they’ll be in one spot for any number of hours during the loading/unloading process, it is logical that the parking spot should be in a strategic location wherein it is has easy entry/exit points towards the house.
- Less Hassle For You – You’ll be working intimately with the removal team during the entire process, and you may want to observe as they load your items into the van. If the vehicle is parked too far away from the house, you’ll hard time going to and from, as you’ll no doubt want to continue checking on the movers who are inside the house as well.
- Save Time – By not having a reserved parking bay available, a team of movers may have to park a few blocks away, depending on your location. Applying for a parking suspension means you can reserve a closer spot which will save on travel time as the movers carry boxes back and forth.
- Save Money – If your removal company parks further away it will take them longer to load, and since you’re paying them by the hour, this translates into not only a longer move time and delays in the schedule, but also a higher overall price on the bill. If parked in an illegal area without a suspension in place, a fine may even be incurred which you will be obliged to pay!
- Peace Of Mind – Even though there is a cost associated with parking suspensions, no cost can make up for the reduction of hassle. Knowing that you have a dedicated area for your man and van in Watfordto park their vehiclewill take a weight off your shoulders and allow you to focus your attention on other areas of the move.
How To Apply For A Parking Suspension?
Applying for a parking suspension is easy but has some requirements, and rules differ depending on the area. Do thorough research on your local parking suspension rules if you’re located in Richmond, Westminster, Ealing, Camden, or Lambeth.Here are some general application tips to keep in mind when applying for a parking suspension:
- Provide Prior Notice – Depending on the area, city councils have a notice period for parking suspension anywhere from 2 days to 10 days. Note: bank holidays are not counted, so you’ll have to give an extra day’s notice.
- Prepare Suspension Fees – Fees can vary by day or period of days. For example, the parking bay suspension fee in Ealing for a permit holder within a CPZ is £30 per bay per day. Suspension will normally not take place unless payment has been received by the council in full. A premium service is also available in some areas which will cost an additional £10 and the application may be submitted as little as three working days prior to the suspension.
- Submit Application – You can submit an application for a parking bay suspension either online or through email, and it must be during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm). It should be received at least seven working days before the suspension takes place. Here are links to the websites of some of the main city councils in London:
Kensington & Chelsea
Once a suspension has been approved, signs will be placed at the reserved location to indicate that a suspension is/will be taking place. If a vehicle parks in the suspended area once the suspension has begun, they’ll be issued with a parking ticket or penalty charge notice (PCN).
In summary, applying for a parking suspension if done correctly and ahead of time can save time, money, and hassle for you and the removal company that you’ve hired. Hopefully, you find the information contained within this article helpful to you. We at Super Man With A Van Removal Services wish you luck with your parking suspension application and with your future moves.