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About LMW1990

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  1. Hi, thanks for replying. As I said in my previous post I did receive the PCN. Things at that time were a little all over the shop to say the least and I wasn't dealing with general life very well at all. I do have a vague recollection that I wrote back to the council that I was unable to pay for a ticket at the machine due to a man sitting underneath it and I felt intimidated. I can't be sure, I have no records and I am willing to pay the charge. My issue is I can't afford to pay the whole thing in one go. I've spoken to Manchester Council today regarding this and they advised me to speak to TEC and to file an appeal (which I have) . I don't recall receiving anything from the initial letter to Equita writing to me about a warrant (which I requested a copy of). That aside, I feel that Equita may not have acted lawfully in clamping my car without a Notice of Immobilisation, a Seizure Notice or a CGA? I believe the council should now have been informed of my appeal and the lady said they would inform Equita. I'm hoping they will then come back to remove the clamp until the TEC appeal is decided?
  2. Hi All, My first post - please be gentle this is a very stressful and difficult time! Back in Feb I received a PCN from Manchester CC. I can't recall why I was even in Manchester or anything about the circumstances. I was pregnant at the time and unfortunately lost my baby in April. From there everything went to pot. I couldn't cope with day-to-day life, I left my job and things that should have been sorted just, well, weren't. Fast forward a few months and I received a letter from Equita stating that they had a court warrant to deal with this. Having had nothing from the court myself, I wrote back asking for a certified copy. Nothing materialised and I forgot all about the matter - still not quite back to myself in terms of organisation! Last Tuesday a bailiff from Equita attended my property. I explained the situation to him but he clamped my car giving me one week to sort something out. I offered a payment plan but this was refused. I was NOT given a Notice of Immobilisation nor was one placed on the car. I did NOT sign a Controlled Goods Agreement. The only paperwork left for me was a notice which would have been posted if I had not been in (informing me they had been and would return on X time etc.) I emailed Equita that day again requesting copies of the warrant and a copy of the Notice of Enforcement giving me 7 days notice of attendance. On Thursday I received a letter from Equita, a Notice of Intention, which stated it may still be possible to make a payment plan. It was dated the Monday, one day prior to the bailiff turning up. I called Equita and the chap was extremely rude and talked over me constantly. He said the letter said 'may be possible' and that it was not possible. I argued it was unfair to send a letter out on one day then send a bailiff before I had chance to even receive it, let alone respond. I also received another letter on Tuesday this week stating they enclosed copies of what I asked for - but with nothing enclosed. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and have been quite poorly over the last week with a severe chest infection. Today I contacted the National Debt Helpline and they helped me to draft a vulnerability letter which I have emailed to the bailiffs and Manchester Council. I called the council to let them know the situation. The lady was lovely and asked me to phone the TEC to make an appeal (which I have done and sent after speaking with them and explaining the situation). In my letter to the bailiff by email I put them on notice that I have appealed to the TEC. Should they now remove the clamp whilst this is going on? Without a Notice of Immobilisation or CGA is the clamp there legally? I would appreciate any advice! TIA
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