I've been reading a lot on the forum about parking charges and what is advisable to do in the situation you get a ticket.
However because everybody's story is slightly different I feel its probably appropriate I post mine.
So here's my story:
I parked my car in a visitor spot in my friends apartment car park.
It is a private gated car park and has signs everywhere warning about parking without a permit.
I was visiting my friend who lived there at the time and he gave me a visitor permit.
However due to the permit being quite small it slipped underneath the black area of my windscreen and thus was quite hard to see.
I then received a ticket from Vehicle control services for a sum of £60.
Being a student I thought this was ridiculous and unfair as I had made a simple mistake and I did have a permit all be it difficult to see. I was driving my brothers car at the time.
I was advised by a few people to just ignore it as they are people who just try and take as much money off people as possible and so after researching online I decided to save my money and not pay.
I then received a lot of threatening letters directed at my brother who is the registered keeper of the car. I received the ticket at the start of April 2016.
After receiving quite a few letters I decided to email them in August hoping they would understand the situation and forgive the parking charge.
I then received a reply completely ignoring my reasoning and instead asking me to pay in instalments to pay back the £160 I now owed.
I then ignored it and didn't hear back.
Now I have received a letter from BW Legal for a balance of £160, 100 for the PCN and 60 for 'initial legal costs'.
I will attach the letter to this post and also attach my email I sent in august, and the reply I got in august.
They are still sending it to my brother even though I told them in the email that he wasn't driving at the time.
My brother is now quite worried as they mentioned a CCJ.
My thoughts are to carry on ignoring them as I have no intention of paying them £160!
What is the advice in this situation?
My only worry is I don't think I have a leg to stand on as they do have signs everywhere in the car park?
Thank you so much for any help in advance!