Hello guys, I am looking for a bit of advice. I have read quite a few threads here and my problem seems to be quite a frequent one, however I think I have a unique circumstance which may change the outcome so I felt I needed to make my own thread.
today I received a letter in the post from a company called 'Collectica enforcement services'
stating that they have been instructed by 'South East London' to execute the warrant with immediate effect,
the amount due is almost £400 for the offence of 'Vehicle - Fail to Notify of alteration to particul'
(I assume it means particular and was cut off).
There is no other information on this letter, no registration number, no date of the offence, nothing.
I have contacted the company and they informed me that it was the DVLA for the reason stated.
I asked for more information on this matter such as time and registration number
and she told me that she would email the client and get back to me at some point today.
(I assume it was my last vehicle which was a motorbike and sold over 7 months ago)
I was living with my parents at Address A,
I had the bike at this point,
then they split and
I moved to my Mums address B and
lived there with the bike for about 6 months,
then moved to my girlfriends house at address C and
was there for around another 8 months but
I sold the bike around 6 months into living there.
I am now at address D with my father.
I completely forgot to tell the DVLA my new address
and its still set as Address A (all my insurance for the bike etc was changed over).
this is where all of the fine letters have gone to and obviously I have not seen them.
Apparently it was taken to court on the 2nd Sept and I was found guilty obviously because I didn't attend.
When I sold the bike it was put into my friends name by myself and then he sold it for me.
He definitely sent off all of the log books because I was with him when he did it.
do I have a leg to stand on at all guys?
I know I'm in the wrong for not changing my address
is there anything I can do.
As a student this £400 is going to kill me.
Thanks for any help guys I really appreciate it.
Any more information you need please let me know.