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  1. I didn't realise that. They are still pursuing him. Attached is the most recent letter. Letter from Gladstones Solicitors.pdf
  2. Attached is the Car park signage. The blue car is parked near the area where my son parked his car originally. Car park pictures - CUP Enforcement.pdf
  3. Sorry, if I am lacking understanding a bit, just to clarify, if the letter states ' Please accept this letter as official notification that Zenith Collections are now responsible for the recovery of this debt', this just means that they have passed it on for the debt to be recovered', is this the same as debt assignment and if so, are they allowed to do this?
  4. I located this on the internet, can anyone tell me whether it is true and has any bearing on my sons parking charge situation. The Bald Eagle Administrator Follower Posts: 4371 THE lowest common denominator DVLA clarify that parking companies cannot sell on debt to debt collectors. « on: 16 April, 2018, 11:14:50 AM » The timing of this announcement is significant in my opinion. The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come in on 25th May 2018. Under this legislation anyone caught breaching it can receive a hefty fine. Looks like the DVLA are finally getting their house in order as a result. ======================================================== DVLA clarify that parking companies cannot sell on debt to debt collectors. Parking companies obtain keeper data from the DVLA by way of the KADOE contract. Copies are available under FOI, such as here ( https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/kadoe_system#incoming-882991 ). This contract allows parking companies to engage debt collectors to pursue debts, but it does not allow them to sell the debt on to another party. Despite this a number of parking companies have ignored their contract with the DVLA and have been selling their data to rogue debt collector MIL Collections for as little as £1 per parking charge. MIL are well known for their aggressive practices which include blatantly lying on the telephone, using false and misleading information in letters, and pursuing debts despite not having in any known case a valid letter of assignment (MIL use an undated 'deed' which has no references to any actual parking charge and in some cases has provably been in existence before the assignment occurred as a recycled deed has been used). The DVLA initially took no action to protect motorists despite being informed of this practice many years ago, when MIL first started to buy up parking charges. Since then, MIL have caused misery and essentially 'robbed' large numbers of motorists by claiming charges which are not valid. The DVLA has now finally taken action. DVLA Statement The DVLA has issued a statement to the Trade Associations on the matter of Debt Assignment You will be aware that DVLA has been considering whether to permit private parking companies passing on DVLA vehicle keeper data to third parties as part of the assignment of unpaid alleged private parking charges. The term used in this context to describe this activity is "debt assignment." The KADOE contract does not provide for the onward disclosure of vehicle keeper data by parking companies for debt assignment, and any proposals to do so require the parking company to seek written authorisation from DVLA. However, following representations from the sector, DVLA agreed to consider its position further. I can now advise that the Agency has concluded that it will not be changing its position on this matter. As was the case with previous requests from parking companies, DVLA will not allow vehicle keeper data originating from DVLA records to be provided to third parties as part of a debt assignment arrangement. The Agency will consider disclosure of data obtained from DVLA to third parties as part of a debt assignment arrangement as a breach of contract which could result in suspension. British Parking Association Statement The British Parking Association has stated they will fully support the DVLA in this matter, and that this is a serious breach which could result in the award of 10 sanction points. 12 sanction points results in an immediate ban. The International Parking Community The IPC have not made any public statement on this matter. However, their code of practice states: 5.2 You must not pass any Personal Data to any third party company who is not a member of an Accredited Operator Scheme (or similar scheme of a different name) with an Accredited Trade Association or a firm entitled to carry on reserved legal activities According to their sanction scheme, misuse of personal data can result in 6-12 sanction points, with a starting point of 10. Factors indicating higher degree of harm 1. Personal Keeper’s Data compromised or used or obtained inappropriately. MIL Collections MIL Collections are run by failed businessman Alan Davies. Any motorists whose keeper data was purchased from the DVLA by a parking company and then sold on to MIL should raise a complaint with the DVLA and the appropriate trade association, the BPA or IPC. Misuse of personal data is an offence against the Data Protection Act 1999, so you may also have a valid claim against MIL Collections and the parking company. As the DVLA allowed this practice to carry on for some considerable time despite being notified, you may also have a claim against the DVLA, as they have a legal responsibility to keep keeper data free from misuse. If you provided your data directly to the parking company, without the DVLA being involved, then this does not apply. Happy Parking The Parking Prankster http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/dvla-clarify-that-parking-companies.html
  5. I think initially she wanted to take some action against her but after speaking to her today, she realises that as she has only been there for a short period of time and had decided to just leave things as they are. Thanks for all your responses.
  6. The incidents she believed were on race but also on the manager throwing her weight around because yes, she could.
  7. I am trying to find out some information for a friend. She was employed but left her job after 7 weeks after experiencing bullying and harassment from her employer. She has witnesses to the false accusations made about her and treatment by her employer. Is there anything she can do?
  8. After thinking that they CUP had left well alone, they have now passed the fine to a debt collector. My son is becoming increasingly worried but I have informed him that he should do nothing unless he receives an official letter from court regarding this. I am correct? Zenith Collections - CUP.pdf
  9. Sorry I did not manage to get the pictures as yet but just following on from the letters, my son received a few more requesting payment from Debt Recovery Plus Ltd. One dated 20th September and the other 7th October. As my son does not stay here often he only opened these recently. They are now requesting payment of £160 in the first letter in the second, they state they will appoint a solicitor to commence court action if he does not pay the £160. He is getting a bit worried about the threat I have told him that there is no such traffic contravention that they have stated, therefore he should not worry. The letters are attached.
  10. Yes she is in a very tough position. I have been trying to advice her. I have told her to speak to social services for advice regarding the impact on her children, but as my sister is a senior social worker, she is going to speak to her. She has already spoken to her GP as she seems to be falling into depression...although her GP has never seen her husband, he describes him as displaying 'narcissistic behaviour' . I think she is afraid of what others think, not upsetting her children and keeping a sense of normality but doing all this is taking a toll on her. She says that she feels sorry for her husband as he is estranged from his family but in the process she is not helping herself. Its just advice that I need but I am guessing that solicitors is the best way to go right now.
  11. Thank you for you reply honeybee. My cousin seems so demotivated and down trodden. He father told her to get a divorce before he died nearly 10 years ago but she 'felt guilty' and listened to others who said that they should never divorce even though they did not know exactly what she was going through. As far as I am aware, he has never been physical with her, although he chased the younger daughter who was 12 at the time, out of the house shouting that 'she was the cause of their marriage ending'. I told my cousin that she should have called the police when this was going on as their daughter is now scared of her father. Yes brassnecked I do believe this is where he headed and I have told my cousin to be prepared for further deterioration as he seems to he determined to blame her for his deterioration. Thank you for this information but in terms of his share of the property and when it was purchase, it was only purchased by my cousin and remortgaged by her. Her husband has never had any input into the property.
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