Parking companies will misstate your legal position for a number of reasons. The main one is given their own weak legal position, the can persuade more people to pay our without a fight. For example, they send their demand papers out earlier or later than the law allows. ANPR Ltd often did this and despite it being pointed out to them by the DVLA, they continued. The DVLA stopped supplying them keeper details after that but it took a long time.  We'll collect some of the more common misleading parking company statements here.