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  1. n1ch3s - I'm in exactly the same position, and I felt uneasy but now I know (thanks to this forum) that they've gone into liquidation, I'm holding tight. Let's keep in touch on here.
  2. THANK YOU. This forum is superb. I've already donated but will again when I'm flush. sk1p
  3. Right hassle. and yes, it bothers me. renegadeimp - thank you! That's reassuring.
  4. Just posted elsewhere that I've had letters today saying that they - right hassle, that is - "anticipate" being instructed to take me to court. Carry on ignoring then? Advice welcome! (I love this forum).
  5. Hi all, and hopefully ericsbrother, as you've been so helpful before. It was ages and I thought I'd heard the last of them, but now they seem to have sold the debt on and I've a had few more letters - remember this is twice in the space of half an hour - that's how much I didn't see any signage. The letters continued to express that they "may" be asked to take me to court. This time, the wording has changed - to "we anticipate", and referring to CCJs and court costs. Advice? I've held out this long. Many thanks in advance for your help... Sk1p
  6. Just to keep you updated, I've just had yet ANOTHER letter from a solicitors, now acting for ZZPS, who say that if I don't pay up, they may take me to court. As long as they're using the word 'may' I'm resisting. If you have advice that I should be doing something else, please, please let me know.
  7. I had one of those letters too. The words of this forum ringing in my ear, I decided to ignore it. I assumed the debt had been sold on. This forum is brilliant though that recent Parking Eye ruling is very worrying. Those crooks NEED to be put out of business.
  8. They're not fines, you're right. My bad. I love the Parking Prankster strapline - putting the fun back into parking. Love him already.
  9. Hello good people Today's the day when I've become certain that I won't be hearing from Sussex Security Solutions again or their cousins, Debt Recovery Plus Ltd. The last letter was sent mid-July and I've not heard from them since. I'm amazed that these companies are still allowed to trade as they are utter crooks. I teach in a prison but these parking companies, they're the REAL crooks. Thank you so much for your support. This forum is brilliant. If I was able to buy a paper copy of your handbook I would definitely, as it'd make a great teaching resource. Thanks again. I just rang the charity shop opposite the spot, and the lovely lady told me that SSS had sold the unpaid fines to a debt recovery company in Cornwall - she didn't know the name - who are writing to people to say they've bought the debt and now owe them. She says they're actually not allowed to do this but that it's frightening people into paying up. Truly shocking stuff in my view.
  10. I was told I should pay but people on here said not to and so far, I'm holding out. I'm hoping that, come the end of the year, it'll be me 1, Nicolas Van Hoogstraten 0. #fingerscrossed
  11. The charity shop nearby told me they get on average 10 calls a day about tickets about that spot. I was a visitor to Lewes, I had no idea about the notorious parking situation. The last MP made some progress by banning clamping, I think.
  12. FWIW I got a ticket from PE on a Morrisons car park, paid, stupidly, then rang Morrisons to complain and they got in touch with PE and got it revoked and the money returned to my account. I'd try the same with the auction house. It's not good PR, especially given that picking stuff up is something their customers are always going to be doing.
  13. Since the "we may recommend to our client that he take you to court" letters, sent mid-July, I've heard nothing. Do please keep the new discussion on this thread as I'm very interested to see what happens to other people!
  14. Thank you so much for your encouragement, it's really appreciated, ericsbrother
  15. Before I found this excellent forum, I'd sent a message to (removed). He got back this morning. Worryingly, he said I should have appealed it , I should not have ignored it, and that now the deadline has passed, I should either pay up or ask the supermarket or whoever to cancel it as long as I was there for legitimate purposes. That's not an option as, according to the (removed). , it's a bit of a mystery as to who owns this piece of land. The Parking Enforcement Company does not appear to be acting on behalf of anyone except itself. The sign above the bay is 10 feet high and I did not see it. The word private on the tarmac is in a position where it looks like it does not include this bay. The charity shop next door said that they get ten phone calls a day. Apparently the staff at the Laura Ashley next to this bay put signs up telling people not to park there to avoid the fines and they were made to take them down. I read that on the (removed). My inclination is to stand firm but I thought I'd better let you know what (removed). said.
  16. Thanks, renegadeimp - Parking Prankster is superb. It's a shocking business. How does Government allow them to get away with this?
  17. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Have already donated to the CAG. I looked up the founder and learned about the fight he won against bank fees. One of my boys had his entire childhood birthday savings taken in overdraft fees from his bank and the FSA only got a bit of it back. You lot are heroes.
  18. Hi dx100uk - it was in Lewes in April 2016 - one period of around ten minutes and twenty mins later a period of around three or four if I remember right. The letters only indicate roughly as they start the clock from 0:00 - so a letter has a photo and says you were there from 0:00 to 8.25 for example. I know that they're speculative invoices but this test case thing is worrying me. I've fronted it out with Parking Eye before and won but when the courts find in favour of these extortionists, that's very concerning. What on earth were they thinking of?
  19. Ah yes. Debt Recovery Plus are owned by the same people as Sussex Security Solutions. Same address and everything. Honeybee13 I'm loving you right now. Truly.
  20. Thanks Renegadeimp - what's a PPC iirc? Also, the bit about the test case is true - I checked. http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/protect/2015/04/private-parking-fines-judges-rule-against-motorists
  21. Hello there - I did not appeal, I ignored. I had two fines for two very short periods in a period of under half an hour (around ten minutes and then a couple of minutes - no signage, the word PRIVATE on the tarmac does not make it clear that these bays are private - I did look for signs!). The letters do not indicate the time - the time period says 0:00 to ...8.25am or whatever. I got follow up letters, twice, and I've got a DR+ letter, which refers to the legally binding important test case which means that all courts have to abide by that ruling in favour of parking companies. I want to not pay this as it's legalised extortion and it's morally wrong. The charity shop nearby this spot says they get many calls every day about this. Rumour is, it's owned by Nicholas Van Hoogstraten. Please help with some advice!
  22. Oh boy am I relieved to find this thread. N1ch3s what happened in the end? I've just got the DP+ letter. What bothers me is the reference to the binding court test case. DP+ are the sister company to Sussex Security Solutions and Parking Enforcement. Rumour has it they're owned by Van Hoogstraten. Please, please, please tell me what the outcome was!
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