Hi ok then here goes.
about 2 years ago i was stoped in a car that is owned by a relatyives garage, the car is registered at that business address under trade, it was in for work to be done to it, after the work had been done it was road tested,by me straight into a huge police road check, pulled over, no road tax, £60 fixed penalty notice given, off i go.
send of the part 3 form at bottom of yellow FP ticket to ask for court hearing to argue that it was under trade and was road tested with a currant MOT.(i would prob still get done but hey ho)
i heard nothing, after a year almost to the day i got a letter from the court i think, saying that there is now a county court bailif going to chase for the money, i rang the court, didnt want to help, so rang the ticket office and spoke to a woman and asked why i hadnt had a court date in a year, she said cause we havent had the part 3 form, i said well i sent it,she asked do you have proof, i said no and were on the form does it say i need to keep proof, send it recorded delivery or chase the courts if i dont hear from them, she said it doesnt, so i asked if they would sort it, she said she would look into it and i should write a letter to say i sent the form off, i said i wont send a letter as it doesnt say anywhere i have to or i have to chase the courts(unlike DVLA), so please get back to me with an answer....... almost a year later(3 days ago) a bailif is outside my friends house where the car is kept saying he is here to seize it, so my friend calls me and i call the bailiff on his mobile and tell him i would be there asap, he said how long or ill charge to wait.
so i get there and start to ask him why he is taking it and that its not my car, he said he didnt care and he will clamp it anyway, so i warned him not to or the owner will not be happy, he didnt clamp it, i then asked to see the warrant and paperwork 8 times he refused and said NO, your being awkward so im not showing it to you????
he then just kept hanging around and being a pain, not answering questions, or giving us 30mins-1hour to go and get the V5 to proov its not mine, he said no ill clamp it. so i rang the police, they PCN checked the car and said yes it registered as trade so he cant touch it and left, so did the bailiff.
the car has now been removed elsewhere.
ive called the ticket office and the court and all say its too late i must pay the bailiffs £300 odd including the £90 for the ticket..... its not going to happen even if i have to go inside, i will ou5t of principal.
i sent my part 3 off in good faith, its not my fault the court never got it, and there is no law that says i have to.
so the bailiff gave my friend on his arrival a notice of distress giving 6 days to pay and also a final notice filled out on the same day as the distress but saying he would be removing the car one day the same week, less than the six days???? is that ok to do ??
so if you could help out here i would be very gratefull as i dont like the sound of the site we found having to pay over £100 without an invoice, seems a bit risky to me??
ive not lived at this address for years so would never have got any paperwork anyhow, my friend lives there but not me, i gave that address for the fixed penalty notice though.
dont want to say too much on here to show who i am, so i can PM anyone who can help the finer details if needed.