Having read a few horror stories, I just wanted to see if anyone could provide some advice to prevent some unwanted Bailiffs turning up.
I used the Dartford crossing and did not pay the £2.50 Dart charge until the day after the following day (c.12 hours of of time)
I received a PCN c.2 months later which I admittedly did not do a huge amount with having believed I had paid it and, on a cursory glance, had actually believed was a receipt (...I know...)
I then received a charge certificate in October which I did nothing with straight away as I received it whilst out of the country and it didn't get looked at for a while
I then received an Order for Recovery which required action by the 27/11/2018
I submitted TE7 and TE9 in the evening of the 26/11/2018 so within time frame
Not withstanding the fact I believe I have a reasonable case for the fine being dropped given I did pay, albeit late, and the amount of charge is incorrect, it is now the 18th December, some 22 days after I submitted the TE7 and TE9 and I have heard no further word on the matter. If I need to pay up then so be it but I would like to avoid huge extra costs being lumped on because I have missed some nuance in the process etc.
I have my entire family round for Christmas and the last thing I want is bailiffs turning up and distraining the turkey.
Are there any preventative measures I can take now? All advice appreciated.
Many thanks in advance