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  1. This topic was closed on 10 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. Thanks for the quick response DX. Stirling DC appear to be an International DCA, specializing in business debt recovery, from the UK and overseas, with contact numbers for the US, UK and Poland, and with a registered office in Krakow, Poland (this is according to their website). If I read lookingforinfo's reply correctly, instead of paying the DCA the so could service fees of £40, plus interest, I should pay Thompson Local that amount instead, who in turn, then pay the DCA for their work. If that is the case, when I make the final payment on Friday of £60, could I say that this is the full and final payment for the account and that it will be closed, and that no more monies is due, as Thompson Local believe I should be paying the charges to Stirling DC direct, and not to them. Any advice will be gratefully received Cheers, Bloke199
  3. Thanks guys for the response so far. I'm a little confused as to whether the Late Payments of Commercial Debts Act covers England, as that is where I live, or whether Stirling DC do have any powers to make charges under the Commercial Debts Act. If either of you could confirm which is which, that would be great. Many thanks again for your contributions to this thread. Cheers, Bloke199
  4. Hi all, This is a query for me, regards to a couple of outstanding invoices that have now been paid. I received an email from Stirling Debt Recovery on behalf of their client Thompson Local for two invoices for £162 each and another invoice for £60. I have contacted Thompson Local direct and have paid £324 to them this morning, and will pay the final £60 for end of contract fee next Friday. Thompson Local stated at first that I needed to contact Stirling DC, I said absolutely not, I don't do any correspondence with a DCA whatsoever, and asked if Thompson Local were refusing to take payment that was owed to them. Of course they said no, but needed to contact Stirling as to what to do. I get a phone call a couple minutes later back from Thompson, they are quite happy to take £324 today and £60 next Friday, but have said additional charges by Stirling will need to be paid directly to them. These charges are listed as reasonable debt collection cost under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998, of 10% of the total outstanding debt, plus late fees of £40. Now I know the general instructions about DCA's is to just ignore them, especially when they don't actually own the debt themselves, as in this case, but as it is a commercial debt, can they still chase me for these additional charges ? Any advice would be gratefully received. Cheers, Bloke199
  5. Hi all, Just another update, received another letter, this time from Zenith, urging my brother to act now to take advantage of their discounted settlement offer of £99.99, it also has in the top right corner, a black box stating 'NOTICE OF INTENTION TO COMMENCE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS', however, it turns out that Zenith is another name for DR+, the cheeky buggers, just as well my brother didn't pay the original overinflated charge in their first letter after all !!! Told him this isn't the Letter Before Action, so not to reply to this one. Cheers, Bloke199
  6. Hi all, Seems ages since the last post, hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year, etc, etc DR+ have sent another letter to my brother, this time with a reduced rate to pay, as a goodwill gesture to £129. They also 'threatened' in the letter, that they'll recommend their client to take court proceedings if this generous offer was not accepted. My brother asked if this meant he'll be taken to court if he didn't pay the reduced amount. I pointed out to him the words 'recommend to their client' to go to court, not actually do it. I have advised him to ignore, but hold on to the letter, and to wait to see what comes in the post next. Any further updates, I will post here. Cheers, Bloke199
  7. Hi Silverfox, That was a good guess !! Yep, same old spiel, recommend court action, Supreme Court case back in 2015, blah blah blah. We shall wait to see what letter arrives next. Bloke199
  8. Hi all, Just an update from the last time I posted, my brother received a Debt Collectors Agency letter today demanding payment on behalf of Euro Car Parks for £145, I have told him to ignore but hold onto the letter. Any further updates I get, I'll let you all know. Cheers, Bloke199
  9. Hi everyone, My brother received another letter this morning from Euro Car Parks, stating the charge is now £85. I have told him to ignore it for the time being, but to hold onto it. I've also asked him to take additional photos of all the signs around the car park, a close up view of the one by the entrance, as well as if he was driving into the car park, and also a close up of the pay and display sign on the machine. I will update you all when I've heard from him. Many thanks for the help and information so far. Bloke199
  10. Hi all, I've attached some photos that my brother got earlier on today, including the sign by the entrance, pay and display machine, and the sign above it, the parking bays, and entrances to the pub itself. Hopefully, these will give you some of the information that you needed. Hi Silverfox, He received the parking charge for not showing a valid permit/pay and display ticket. As you can see in the photo's, there is only 2 disabled parking bays, although it does say on the sign above the pay and display machine that there is no concessions for disabled badge holders. I'll wait to hear from you guys as to what the next plan of action should be. Many thanks, Bloke199 photos.pdf
  11. Hi DX, Many thanks for changing that, I see it mentioned so many times, then did the exact same myself, what a womble !! Hi EB, I will ask him to get photos of the entrance, all the signs and payment machine, and send them to me, as soon as he can. As to why he didn't check to see if he had to pay, I can only assume he thought that he didn't need to while having a blue badge. I'll update as soon as I hear anything. Many thanks again. Bloke199
  12. Hi DX, Thanks for the quick reply, I've only got copies of the letters as Jpegs, so were unable to do as one PDF, but both sides have been attached to this post as individual PDF's. Hope that is ok. Hi Renegadeimp, They are claiming for £85 because a valid pay and display/permit was not shown. Many thanks for your help so far Bloke199 ECP PCN.pdf
  13. Hi all, I'm doing this for my brother, who is registered disabled, so assumes that because he had a blue disabled badge on display, he didn't need to pay for a ticket to park here. The following details are the information so far: 1 Date of the infringement 18th Oct, 2017 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 24th Oct, 2017 3 Date received 26th Oct, 2017 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] Yes 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Two small photos showing vehicle registration number plate on entry to, and then exit from, the car park 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up you appeal] no Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up no 7 Who is the parking company? Euro Car Parks 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] M & B, Toby Carvery, Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook, London, E11 1PE For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. Yes, BPA POPLA There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure, please check HERE I have told him to hang tight about either appealing, or paying the parking charge, until you guys can give us the next directions on what to do Many thanks for your help. Bloke199
  14. Hi Eric's Brother, Thanks for the hints of what to do so far, especially not mentioning who the driver was and for not admitting liability. I've asked the customer to read this thread, hopefully they will get back to me with the additional info required, or even post it themselves. Will advise them to appeal as the keeper, but not to admit who was driving the vehicle. Thanks so far, will keep you updated. Cheers, Bloke199
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