Hi please can someone help.
I recently got a letter from a debt collecting agency on the 4th dec
acting on behalf of PCM UK LTD (parking control management uk ltd) for £160.
they say they used a tracing service to find the address we currently live at
and that parking control management representing a private landowner
had sent a PCN dated the 19 October to my old address for the original amount.
(we cannot find this original PCN at the old address even though we regularly retrieve our old mail)
We contacted the debt collection agency who say our chance to appeal is now gone
as we did not respond to the original notice at the time.
PCM have a website where you can put in the claim reference number and car reg.
it shows photographic evidence of my car not parked strictly within the confines of the parking bay
(i.e outside of the white line potentially causing obstruction) I was only there for 3 minutes max.
There are no charges for parking there as your allowed 20 minutes.
First question is- what can I do if I did not receive the original notice?
how can they prove they sent it to me?
after viewing the photographic evidence online and reading the parking notice on the lamppost
it says that the fine will be £50 if paid within 14 days going up to £100 after. (now its £160 via the debt agency)
Can you only appeal in the first 28 days ?
Is the fee they are asking excessive ?
The car is registered in my name but I was not the driver of the vehicle my partner was.
Many thanks for your help