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  1. Hi again Armadillo, Yes I have only received one letter regarding this charge and this one letter was from DR+. I have received nothing prior to that from G24, hence why I was oblivious of the alleged offence. I will contact the DVLA as you suggested and report back once they have replied. Thanks again for your continuing support and I hope this thread helps others in future who have had the misfortune to cross paths with these glorified [problematic]
  2. Hi armadillo, Thanks for your replies. I am new to all this so forgive me if I do not fully understand your meanings. So I need to contact the DVLA to ask why they gave my personal details to DRP ? Is the POFA the Protection of Freedoms Act ? Why do I need to mention this ? Sorry, I just need to be clear what I am asking them and why. I've never had to reference the POFA before. You say you think there is no keeper liability. So basically because they do not know who the driver was at the time, they have no place to demand payment from the registered keeper ? Sorry for all the questions !
  3. PDF attached I hope......It refused to stay portrait ! sign.pdf
  4. Oh right. I can zoom in on it ok. Must differ depending on what device you're using. I'm on a laptop viewing with Firefox. I will try to get it into PDF and re-attached.....
  5. Oh, it seems to have attached even though it said it couldn't !
  6. Thanks for the replies. I will try to attach the image of the signage to this post. So if I now ignore any correspondence from DRP, should I seek contact details for G24 directly or just wait from them to contact me ? With regards to being honest about what I have and haven't received.... There was no correspondence received by G24 at all, so I was completely oblivious to the charge until I received a letter from DRP asking for £160. Regardless if the legal system deems the letters to have been served correctly, I will not be paying an inflated sum when I have had no opportunity to appeal or at least pay the reduced rate. I think it's disgraceful that a recorded service isn't required to prove receipt. If, for example, I send my driving license to the DVLA and they say they didn't receive it, then I have to pay for a replacement. Doesn't seem to work both ways. It seems I cannot post the image of the sign here due to me being a new member. How can I do it ?
  7. Thanks for the reply. I have not moved house since the incident however, we owe 2 properties and the vehicle is registered at one address and my driving licence is registered at my more regular (and newest) address, so I don't see any problem with that. They reckon they sent the initial PCN to the address that vehicle is registered too, however nothing has ever arrived. I will be visiting the site later this afternoon so I will take a photo of the sign and post here. Thanks again
  8. Hi guys. This is my first post here and so be gentle !! Last week I received a demand letter from Debt Recovery Plus (DRP) stating they are writing to me of behalf of their creditor (G24 Ltd). It states they are writing to me due to no response received to their previous correspondence and are demanding I pay £160 parking charge ! The thing is, this is the first I've heard of the parking charge/fine (dated 5th Nov 2015). There has been no correspondence received. I have also revisited the site (England) to inspect the disclaimer sign, which states the fine is £100, or £40 if paid within 14 days. Naturally, I rang DRP and explained I have had no previous correspondence and as such was completely oblivious to the parking fine. He then said "Well you're now outside the 28 day appeals window" !!. I then questioned him as to how I can appeal a situation I had no knowledge it existed !! To which he had no answer, obviously. At this point I also had no evidence of the offence I had allegedly commited so I asked for this, which they emailed me at the weekend (two images of my car parked outside the lined bays). I replied to the email thanking them for the evidence but also stating that I will not be paying £160 because I received no initial paperwork and was not given the opportunity to settle the matter at the reduced rate. I then received a reply which I will copy below, which says they still want the £160.... Start of letter........ Thank you for youremail regarding the above Parking Charge Notice (PCN). The time to challenge the charge has now expired and therefore access to the Independent Appeals Service (if applicable) is no longer available. However, in order to resolve this matter, I will offer the following comments as to why this PCN was correctly issued and is still payable. My findings The site in question is subject to terms and conditions, which are stated on signs throughout the area. Those signs state that all vehicles must be parked in authorised areas. On the date in question, the vehicle was parked in an unauthorised area and a PCN was correctly and legitimately issued as a result. Correspondence Please note that a PCN was sent to the vehicle’s registered address for notification purposes. If there has been a problem regarding the delivery of this document, this is a matter to raise with your postal service. Under The Interpretations Act 1978: Where an Act authorises or requires any document to be served by post (whether the expression “serve” or the expression “give” or “send” or any other expression is used) then, unless the contrary intention appears, the service is deemed to be effected by properly addressing, pre-paying and posting a letter containing the document and, unless the contrary is proved, to have been effected at the time at which the letter would be delivered in the ordinary course of post. Your obligation to notify the DVLA of a change of circumstance Regarding your details, I must stress that it is your obligation to ensure any of your details held at the DVLA are correct. If a delay in communication has resulted from a failure to do so, our company cannot be held accountable. What you need to do now Please ensure that £160.00 is paid by 24th March 2016. Payment can be made online or by phone. Go to 'link removed' or phone 0208 234 6775. You can find full details of how to pay on the reverse of the letter(s) sent. What will happen if you do not pay what you owe If the amount is not paid by the date shown above, we will recommend to our client that court action be taken by them to recover the outstanding balance. What if you do not agree Although any correspondence that does not provide further evidence will be noted and retained, I cannot guarantee that we will reply to it. End of letter...... Surely they cannot force me to pay £160 when they cannot prove I received the initial PCN ? It also rages me that they say if I haven't received the initial PCN, then I need to contact my local postal service ! They're the sender, it's not my duty to ensure delivery and how can I query unsolicited mail ? Any help/comments guys would be much appreciated. Kind regards
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