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  1. What I've done is to try engage with the residents and get them involved. As I said above, with 50%+ of the properties owned by absentee landlords, they don't give a toss. Of the remaining owner occupiers, the overwhelming majority don't care and can't be bothered with the hassle. The few tat do care are trying to do something but we need everyone to be engaged with the process, and despite repeated attempts to do that, they don't care. And I've complained to the owner of the factor company, who couldn't care less as long as they're getting paid. Didn't even bother to respond to my compla
  2. It's been going on for years and you've dragged the thread up from 5 months ago. You must have very little experience of property factors. They're all **** in my experience. Not as surprised as I was, though the police response of "it's a civil matter" seems to be standard for anything they can't be arsed getting involved in Most flats are owned by absentee landlords that don't give a toss as long as their rent is paid. The rest are apathetic. I've been happy enough with advice from here and Pepipoo. No need to cost myself money when I'm cap
  3. It's less of a faff than dealing with a car every time it parks on your land. Individual bollards are easy to install.
  4. Don't bring in a PPC. Speaking from personal experience here http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?160624-Enforcing-parking-in-private-residents-parking-spaces
  5. CROCDOC, do you have a link to this statement from the BPA. It would be very useful in a battle I'm having.
  6. Aaaaaargh. The saga continues. I decided to play the game and put the P4 parking pass on display in my windscreen. For some bizarre reason I'm randomly getting tickets saying my permit is a photocopy, which it's not. I first got one ages ago but I never received anything from P4 parking. Stupidly I assumed the parking company were telling the property management company about any tickets that were issued and the property manager was telling them to cancel them. So last week I get an email from the company I lease my car from telling me they've got £700 worth of "fines" (their words,
  7. Well the Central Ticketing signs all over my street disappeared a few weeks ago. However my unbridled joy was shortlived when they were replaced a couple of weeks later by P4 Parking signs... The factors have kindly been in touch to let us know Central Ticketing have gone into liquidation. I can't help but feel enormous joy at this news. I look forward to P4's similar demise.
  8. Hopefully this is the right forum to ask this but if not can someone point me in the right direction. Here's a brief run down of the saga... I live in a new build development which consists of two blocks of flats in a cul-de-sac. In total there are about 60-ish flats and 5 retail spaces. We're factored by a private company who take care of the communal areas of the development. Last month we received our quarterly bill from the factor and along with it was a letter stating several residents had not paid their bills and going forward the factors would send everyone in the development
  9. Before I go postal with the local council I thought I'd tap the fountain of CAG knowledge first. Just before the entrance to my street there is a layby with a bus stop in it. Buses could pull in, drop people off, pick people up, traffic could get past and everything was generally good. Now the bus stop has been removed from the layby and placed about 15 feet away from the entrance to my street. This now means that whenever a bus stops, traffic can't get past, and you cant enter or leave my street as the bus is blocking the entrance. I'm hoping someone knows the legalities of bus
  10. Legislation or not, Euro Car Parks are the mob at Silverburn and do they have any authority to enforce this new legislation?
  11. 30 caught in disabled parking bay area crackdown - Evening Times | News | Editor's Picks (ignore) fine penalty etc
  12. I've been having a think about this. The ruling in the bank charges case suggests to me that the Supreme Court has said that it's ok for a private company, in this case the banks, to levy penalty charges for breach of contract. That's basically what it boils down to. The bank charges in no way reflected the actual losses incurred by the bank when someone breached the contract by going overdrawn without authorisation etc. Therefore they are penalty charges. The supreme court have said these charges are fair. So this opens up the possibility of any private company charging pe
  13. So were you using the phone while driving? Of course the police can come to your door. They'd have a hard job doing their work if they couldn't!
  14. Thanks for that. I guess it ties in with the whole PPC stuff except in this case I do have a contract with the factors, and in that contract there is no clause stating they can levy a £20 penalty for late payment! Absolute jokers.
  15. Ricky, thanks so much for that link. I'll be in touch with those sites to get some help in my situation.
  16. Here's a question. Will the judge always find in someone's favour? I don't imagine a lot of the issues will be resolved at the hearing to can he dismiss the case entirely and tell us to resolve it between ourselves?
  17. Ricky, the factors are Charles White Limited, based in Edinburgh. I know factors are well known for taking people to the small claims court but their case is so badly prepared that either they haven't done it before or they have but they've only dealt with idiots and they think they can put in the bare minimum effort to get their money.
  18. Another update! I wrote to every single resident, giving them the background to the general situation with PPCs, and outlining why they had no authority to issue tickets on the public road, nor on their own parking space unless they'd given them their express permission as the landowner and a contract existed between them and the PPC. I told them to ignore anything the PPC sends them, not to pay anything, to make sure they challenge the factors and that we should consider sacking the factors and the PPC altogether. Out of the 64 people I sent letters to, maybe a dozen or so replied.
  19. Not sure if this is the right place to post this but if not can a mod move it please. Anyway, I've been involved in a long dispute with my property factors. Details of the dispute are here: http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/parking-traffic-offences/160624-enforcing-parking-private-residents.html We generally receive an annual bill from our factors around December each year. When we received last years bill there were a number of problems with it. They included charges for: A £250 "float" Charges to repair damage to the roof and fascias following storm damage
  20. To send in a bailiff they'd have to take you to court (not going to happen), win the case (not going to happen) then you refused to pay up. Continue to ignore everything.
  21. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/parking-traffic-offences/160624-enforcing-parking-private-residents.html
  22. Prolific, without giving too much info away, what city do you live in and who is the management company? I'm trying to build up info for my own case against CT and my management company.
  23. I'd say little chance. A couple of years ago I was called to the reception in my office. An elderly gentleman was there and he'd witnessed someone reversing into my car in the street outside the office, caving in the wing, then driving off. He had: The colour of the car A description of the cars bodystyle A description of the driver A note of the registration number The police were called and I gave them all the information. They tracked down the address of the RK using the reg number. They visited him and both he and the car matched the description given by the witne
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