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About Housefish

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  1. I don't think it's ridiculous to claim that your car has been damaged by a clamper - if the clamper is an idiot.
  2. It is HMO; the parking area is supposed to be for all the tenants as part of their tenancy. But I'm not sure why the landlord employed the clampers either, except that we had problems with neighbours abusing the parking spaces. Nobody, as far as I know, asked for the clamping scheme. I'm worried enough about the clampers to let my landlord know that I'm "opting" out of the clamping scheme. As I said in a previous post, I wasn't concerned until the firm hired by the landlord clamped all the cars belonging to tenants. It doesn't bode well and it's made me feel victimised by the clampers and th
  3. Well then a little common sense goes a long way. Don't clamp tenants' cars on a site you're being employed to patrol on behalf of the tenants or you're just shooting yourself in the foot. PCS are supposed to be patrolling the site for us (the tenants) not working against us, otherwise what's the point? Exercise a little discretion. By the way, I don't believe the post is from anybody at PCS.
  4. I have no idea if they made the landlord pay to release the clamps. All I know is, we all (the tenants) complained to the landlord and the clamps were released within about three hours. The landlord set up the parking restriction to stop neighbours and neighbours' visitors parking in our spaces overnight and at weekends. If the clampers end up clamping and towing us (the tenants) then the landlord will cancel the contract with them.
  5. Thanks so much for this. I'll copy your post to a text doc on my desktop for reference.
  6. PCS claim to have clients such as Network Rail, NHS, Texaco ... others. Is there any way to find out if this is false? And how do you check if they really are SIA registered?
  7. Thanks. I found this: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090506052615AAsR9ok If anybody has links on them, please post. Cheers.
  8. Just read this long thread : http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/parking-traffic-offences/148878-parking-control-services.html Looks like the same dodgy company.
  9. Please see this post:http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/parking-traffic-offences/223487-tenant-car-clamping-private.html Is this the same company?
  10. The company's website looks authentic, until you visit other clamping companies and discover that all of the wording used is identical. It's as if they have cut and pasted the wording from other sites. Perhaps they have. Car Park Security Solutions - F & M Security Ltd - Uk Parking Management City Watch Parking Enforcement Parking Control Services - Solutions To Your Parking Problems All the above sites, and many more like them, contain identical wording (not just the dubious legalities but the entire site text!). .
  11. Thanks; that's what I thought. Mmm, I wonder if worrying constantly that your car is going to be towed away from the property whenever you're there means you're not enjoying the tenancy in peace! Postggj, I think the firm is SIA registered. They are called parkingcontrolservices.co.uk. Their signs are pretty basic: a phone number, a threat, a fee (more than £75) for clamp removal, but no address. Also mentions that blue badge holders can be clamped/towed - surely that isn't legal. Since they already clamped without reason, I have reason not to trust them.
  12. Thanks for the responses. There is nothing specific in the agreement about permits. Although I don't think the contract will be amended. Just one further question. Isn't it true that a landowner cannot have 'trespass to land' against their own tenant living under tenancy agreement at the property? Surely this means the landowner is liable if the tenant's car is clamped/towed on the property as the tenant has not committed an offence, regardless of permits?
  13. Does anyone know where a tenant stands legally if her car is towed from parking space that is part of the property in which she is living as a tenant? Our landlord recently decided to contract out a car clamping company but already they clamped our car even though we live here. They released the clamp, but now it's got me worried. Private clampers are not regulated as far as I know and could clamp or tow the car any time they like. I have a permit from the landowner but judging by what I've read about private land/car clamping, the permit doesn't mean anything - these clampers can still do wha
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