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105Right to recover from hirer

(1)If—

(a)the creditor is by virtue of section 104(2) unable to exercise the right to recover from the keeper any unpaid parking charges mentioned in the notice to keeper, and

(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) are met,

the creditor may recover those charges (so far as they remain unpaid) from the hirer.

(2)The conditions are that—

(a)the creditor has within the relevant period given the hirer a notice in accordance with subsection (5) (a “notice to hirer”), together with a copy of the documents mentioned in section 104(2) and the notice to keeper,

(b)a period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice to hirer was given has elapsed, and

(c)the vehicle was not a stolen vehicle at the beginning of the period of parking to which the unpaid parking charges relate.

(3)In subsection (2)(a), “the relevant period” is the period of 21 days beginning with the day after that on which the documents required by section 104(2) are given to the creditor.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (2)(c) a vehicle is presumed not to be a stolen vehicle at the material time, unless the contrary is proved.

(5)The notice to hirer must contain such information as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe.

(6)The giving of documents referred to in subsection (2)(a) must be by such means as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe.

(7)In this section, “the hirer” means the person who is the hirer in relation to the vehicle as referred to in section 104.

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