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  1. The following is from the BBC News today: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4057088/Car-clampings-double-tax-discs-axed.html
  2. I thought vehicle clamping wasn't allowed in Scotland https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/about-the-scottish-court-service/scs-news/2016/11/24/fines-dodgers-pay-up-after-cars-clamped
  3. My wife took our car to her work today, parked in a bay that lets her stay for 3 hrs. S he works part time. Came back at dinnertime to find the car clamped with no note or stick left on the car and no identifying marks on the clamp apart from a "H" cut into it. She collared a warden who said it was nothing to do with him, and who checked with the local council, no record of them clamping the car. She checked with the police who checked the car was insured/taxed/MoT'd etc. They also contacted DVLA, and there was nothing outstanding, no warrants etc. (I'm sur
  4. Can a HCEA - Agent - clamp a car on my private drive?
  5. My husband is on dialysis 3 times a week and was in hospital with a chest infection at the time. I will be as succinct as I can. Our old car gave up the ghost and had a Exemption Car Tax attached to it. We bought a stop gap car which was a category 'C'. The garage gave us 2 forms, 1 to obtain a log book and 1 to apply for car tax. I switched the insurance from the old car but during all this my husband was ill ... panic to a certain degree. I tried to find a website on the DVLA to explain the fact our Tax was exempt and it needed to be switched to the new
  6. Nearly 100,000 cars have been clamped or towed away by the DVLA following the removal of paper tax discs last October, with some drivers facing fines of more than £800. In July, 10,554 vehicles were clamped, up by 87% compared with the same month in 2014. Release fees start at £100, but double within 24 hours, and errant motorists may also have to pay storage fees running into hundreds of pounds. Drivers must also pay a £160 surety, which is returned once they have correctly taxed their vehicle. What is catching out many motorists is that vehicle excise duty is automatica
  7. I hope someone can give me the advice I need. I have a broken arrangement with a bailiff and I received a second visit today. Obviously I did not answer the door and he put an Attendance Notice to Take Control of Goods through the letterbox. The debt is now for just under £1,100 and although my car is only worth about £200 I am concerned he will clamp it just for spite. If he does can he still return to attempt to get the rest, or does he have one attempt only? I am self employed and need the car to go to clients - does this make it exempt? How often do
  8. Ok, I'm maybe being a little naïve and probably more than a little thick (Not to mention coming from Scotland, who kicked clampers out years ago, so have no experience with this.) But aren't there laws over clamping? I got clamped for being 11 days into the month without tax. I'd just got the van out the garage (Which hadn't fixed the problem,) so was waiting for it to get picked up again. Next thing, I'm clamped. Fair do's I'm guilty, put me up against the wall and shoot me. Now, I've had tickets before (Parking mostly, and speeding) and I always get a formal notifica
  9. In n order to better understand the current position regarding the above, I thought I would put my understanding on here and then hopefully people will correct any misconceptions. The TCEA The immobilization of vehicles as part of the taking control of goods procedure, is covered by schedule 12 of the TCE. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2007/15/schedule/12 The power to take control of goods is given by section 13 of the schedule. 13(1)To take control of goods an enforcement agent must do one of the following— (a)secure the goods on the premises on which he finds them
  10. On 6th April 2014 significant changes were made to 'bailiff enforcement' and it is important for anyone viewing this forum to understand how the new regulations affect the 'clamping (or immobilisation) of a motor vehicles and the implications on debtors (or others) if a wheel clamp is removed. The following is a brief summary: 'Clamping' (Immobilsing) of a motor vehicle: The regulations clearly provide that an enforcement agent may immobilise a vehicle by fitting a wheel clamp. For those interested, the relevant legisation can be found under Section 1© of Regulation 16 of the Taking
  11. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/clampers-facing-full-regulation-115058608.html#Dw3mr1D A pet hate of motorists is to be fully regulated with all clampers forced to abide by a cap on fines and penalties. Under new rules operators targeting private car parks and property will be forced for the first time to follow the same restrictions and guidelines as companies policing public roads. Among the fees for illegal parking will be a maximum 100 euro charge for releasing a clamp and a 50 euro charge for releasing a car that has been towed away. But there is also a provision for
  12. Hello. 1st time poster. Had a bailiff from TASK enforcement ltd knocking on my front door at 6-40am on Tuesday 11th Feb, 2014. Not sure how he got in through the communial front door. Said that he had put a clamp on my Mercedes Vito van, which was parked "off road" on the driveway. He said that I had received a parking ticket in "September in Bromley". I have no knowledge of this. I have not seen a ticket or a photo identifing my vechicle. He said I have to pay £799-34 to release the clamp. I am a self employed carpet-fitter, and most of my tools are
  13. Hello all, need some help rather urgently please. A couple of weeks ago, I recieved a plain white envelope, un posted, pushed through my letterbox, stating that Newlyn PLC were chasing a debt for an outstanding PCN from the LA from april 2013. Demanding a sum i cannot remember (approx £300), for which I had tried conversing with the LA about this to find out the detail surrounding the PCN, but to no resolution other than the date and location, even more problematic as I had not recieved a NTO, Charge Cert, or any court documentation since the original PCN was issued. Fast forward to
  14. Right, in keeping with my confusing life, here's a confusing clamping / tax disk issue. I bought a pup of a van from a "reputable" dealer in November last year. That is another story, but is going to court due to the fact it was a wreck that was patched up. It has been in a garage (Mechanical workshop type of garage, not a lockup) since the 20th December last year, getting major repairs. I got it back last Saturday, but the repairs hadn't sorted the matter, so I phoned the garage to come back and pick it up. I also noted that the tax disc had expired while it was in t
  15. Just a thought that crossed my mind during some studies in the industry that Im doing at the mp, has there been anyone found themselves illegally clamped since the clamping ban came in? and what did you do about it if you did?
  16. Being new here, I will do my best to get the detail to you. I have no debts, judgements, or other oustanding items. I named my first born after me, some 27 years ago. He moved out of my home in Sept this year. I found a flyer in my letter box "REMOVAL 5pm TODAY" dated 20th Nov. The bailiffs buzzed on my garden entrance intercom on 21st Nov.(3pm) He said he had clamped my car and wanted £495ish or would remove it. I told him that it was my car and I was not the person he was looking for. He was rude, beligerant and somewhat threatening because he thought I was lying. I c
  17. Ive recied a late notice today for not taxing my car for £80 or £40 if paid within 14 days but was not given chance to pay this penelty as my car was clamped and inpounded today.My car was insured and was going to pay penelty and tax car which I explained to the clamping firm but they said I still had to pay the penelty aswell as the release fees.I believed and understood from the late penelty letter that I had 28 days to pay and no clamp would be put on my car but ive now been told ive got this wrong and the penelty was just for tax backdated I owed .This seems harsh please can anybody tell
  18. Just a quick question........ I am aware that clamping on private land has now been outlawed, but what are the rules on signage? My local Homebase store has a large sign up in the car park stating that illegally parked vehicles will be clamped and a release fee will be charged. As clamping is now illegal I assume this is just a scare tactic and they will not clamp anyone, but is it legal? Thanks
  19. Hi all. Ive just got a notice from MARSTON full of all kinds of crap designed to scare people into paying extorionate fees. It states that it is a removal notice under the terms of a warrant issued on behalf of the council. Its a parking ticket which I thought I had paid. The amount is 374.16 which ofcourse is outrageous for this visit. I contacted the above mentioned ******* who will only accept the full amount. I was bankrupt last year and am now unemployed. i spent the whole day on the phone yesterday which only resulted in him becoming abiusive and me threatening him. I have contacted th
  20. [ATTACH=CONFIG]38349[/ATTACH]I am currently on crutches following a broken leg. My wife took me out to the cinema, & parked in a disabled bay, which is on private land. We checked the parking sign, & there was no stipulaton that a blue badge must be displayed. The only stipulation was that vehicles could be immobilised if "improperly parked in a designated disabled parking bay". See attached photo we took of the parking sign. We asked members of staff at the cinema complex if it was ok to park there, & no one seemed to know. When we returned to the vehicle, it had been clamped
  21. My local Gp's have a brand spanking new Medicine Factory. They used to be called surgeries. At the gate is a sign saying that the car park is monitored , and anybody they don't like will be clamped . They claim that it is Trust Property. My take is that if the property belongs to a trust then within the meaning of the 2012 act it is private land. whether or not they can hide behind Crown Immunity and clamp without lawful authority I do not know. But I don't like practice managers , who seem to have more say than Doctors these days, chucking their weight about. We units of illness (It'
  22. Hi all, I didn’t post my situation here but did follow the advice and ignored a Parking Eye notice; I received the expected two letters and since have heard nothing. So firstly thanks to CAG My Query The next time I was back at the services, I checked the signage and it warns that non-payment may result in your car being clamped at that service station or other Parking Eye managed service stations. How likely is that? Secondly I yesterday found that my local ASDA is managed by Parking Eye so became even so worried that clampers might turn up there? Any experienc
  23. A friend of mine was parked up whilst on his mobile as he didn't have his blue tooth, a private clamper put a parking ticket on his car, didn't ask him to move, my friend reacted by getting out and asking him what he was doing but was ignored. He then continued with his phone call as it was important, the clamper then tried to box him in with his van, so he could put a clamp on. The clamper left enough room so he could squeeze out, he felt angry and threaten. I was informed that the parking ticket was invalid as it wasn't issued by the local council or Police,
  24. Can any one summarise what will be happening regarding parking on private land, i.e. supermarket car park etc? Will PPC be able to enforce their "tickets" as from October? Will clamping be totally outlawed except for councils? If you are parked on a NHS car park and exceed your time, can a "ticket" be enforced through the courts? Many NHS car parks now require a BB holder to pay a parking charge so what happens if they don't pay for a ticket or exceed the time after October?
  25. Hello Everyone, I need your advise, my car was clamped in April 2012 (under duress I was forced to pay £475 for the release of my car) and after my appeal was rejected by the clamping company I have filed a claim in small claims court. I have received a Notice from the court that a defence and counter claim (for £150, for time spent dealing with this case and also a day at the court) has been filed. I would like to defend the counter claim, can you please advise what options I have for defending the counter claim. Thanks in advance. Regards Bill
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