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  1. Thanks but still not sure what my defence would be as I was actually parked over the time limit?
  2. what would my defence be?? I did actually stay over the time (even though the time limit has been increased by another hour). if they send me this form and I fill it in they can only then take me to court for £100. I won't let them know I was the driver either.
  3. are you telling me that they can only charge me the original £60 or the £100 cause I didn't pay within 2 weeks. Bearing in mind I was out of the country for these 2 weeks when it sat on my front door mat I missed the period to pay the £60 anyway! why does the sum go up every time with new letters? If they know that it can't stack up in court? Just to frighten us? I read on another forum that these car parking people have started taking people to court and they have had to pay fees of up to £600!? The letter states "Final settlement offer of £136 to avoid court action - As you didn't pay what you owe, we recommend to our client that they appoint their solicitor to start court action against you". I was actually thinking of sending in a cheque for the original £60 and telling them I would pay no more . Not a good idea????
  4. I read so many conflicting things. I've read that they have taken people to court and have won. I don't obviously want to go to court. A friend had this with another parking company and it went on for a year with threatening letters and even phone calls. She ended up with a letter from a Solicitor but she still ignored it and then it all just stopped! I'm tempted to just pay it so that it goes away, but then feel I'm giving up and letting them win! Nobody seems to be giving me sound advice...
  5. I have still been ignoring all my letters from the Debt Collection Agency with the fee now £160.00. The letter I received yesterday was that Britannia were offering a reduced fee of £136.00 if I paid in the next few weeks otherwise the DCA will advise of non payment and their client may start court proceedings! Is this likely? Should I just pay up now or carry on ignoring with a risk of going to court? Any advice much appreciated as I haven't got a clue what to do now.
  6. I also have a separate post about exactly the same thing and the same place with pictures of the signage but don't seem to have had much advise and help on this. I have ignored all the letters so far. It is now with a Debt Collection Agency and the fee has gone up to £160.00. The last letter I received yesterday was from them stating that Britannia have offered a reduced fee of £136.00 if I pay this fee now otherwise the DCA will advise their client of non payment and then court proceedings may start. Not sure what to do now?? Still ignore this or pay up??
  7. Thank you. It's quite worrying getting these letters but I will not do anything as yet. I have written to Costa HQ to ask about arbitrary parking time limit and if it is arbitrary then Britannia Parking have issued the charge unlawfully and Costa has the power to cancel the charge. Fingers crossed I sit and wait for a reply.
  8. 1 Date of the infringement 9/5/17 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 16/5/17 3 Date received Not sure. I came back from holiday on 25/5/17 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] N 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up you appeal] No Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up 7 Who is the parking company? Britannia Parking 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Lydiards Field, Swindon For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. BPA There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure, please check HERE If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here Final Reminder - Do Not Ignore This Notice [/size][/size]
  9. Hi, I need some advice please regarding the above. I went to Costa coffee on the 9.5.17 for a meeting. I was 2 hours 25 minutes. I have been there many times before and have never been charged for parking. I went away on holiday and came back to a Parking Charge Notice from Britannia with photographic evidence on my doormat! I had 14 days to pay £60.00, however I was away on holiday for all of these days. After this the charge would be £100.00. I read anotherThread on here for the same reason and the person posted pictures of the Parking signs of the car park. he was advised that the first picture wasn't a contract but an intent... so you could ignore the second parking sign actually in the car park. She was told to ignore the letters. I have done this but I have now received a Final Demand for payment threatening me with debt collection agencies and Solicitors. I am not sure what to do. I have been to speak to Costa and they told me that a lot of customers were now receiving these letters, some were paying and some were not. They have got Britannia to change the 1 hour stay to 2 hour stay. She said if my stay was under the 2 hours but over the 1 hour I shouldn't worry about it. I was over 2 hours. She told me there was nothing they could do about this. The person who I met at Costa was there before me and left the same time as me and he hasn't been sent a Parking Charge? is this not unfair that Britannia Parking are charging some people but seems to not be everyone? I've seen so many threads/posts etc to ignore the letters but also to not ignore them as they will keep hounding me and I'll end up in court anyway! Any advice would be grately appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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