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  1. Good evening, I have received a letter from MET Parking Services starting that a fine is now overdue, the problem is, no initial letter was sent. They are demanding payment within 14 days, what is the best way forward. I go to Stansted a lot and I'm not 100% sure the charge is genuine as it was from a few months ago. Date of incident is the first week of November and this is the first letter I have received regarding this (today).
  2. Exactly same situation. Starbucks Stansted refused to deal with my case.
  3. Hello, I had exactly the same problem. Parked at Southgate Park Stansted, went to McDonalds then got a parking charge letter. I stupidly appealed it and therefore revealed myself as the driver, and the appeal was of course rejected. However the PCN letter came well after 2 weeks from when I parked there. Is this good grounds to appeal to POPLA? Hello, I've been issued with a parking charge notice by MET for parking at Southgate Park Stansted. The parking bays looked like they were there for the adjacent restaurants (McDonalds and Starbucks) I went to M
  4. Good morning , wondered if any could assist. In November 2017 i called into what i believed was a service station - SOUTH GATE PARK, A120 Stansted Airport , CM24 1AA as tired and falling asleep. i parked the vehicle in a bay went into one of the outlets McDonalds visited bathroom etc and left. Thought nothing of it . In December received a NTK about parking and fine. Wrote in as the driver as thought there must be a mistake . Met parking said i was only allowed to use starbucks Not Mcdonalds as was off their site. Then sent off to polpa who said no - guilty. Been fighting for
  5. Hello all Just looking for a bit of advice please. I own and live in a house which I bought in 2003 on a 25 year mortgage. Since that time I have been paying a tiny ground rent (it’s about £4 semi-annually) to a property management company. I have received an inheritance recently and decided I would try to find out how much it would cost to obtain the freehold on the land my house is built on and how long is left on the lease. This weekend I sent two separate enquiry emails to the property management firm. The first reply I received contained a letter saying they want £90 t
  6. Hi All In May I visited Brighton and went to park at the MET College as I had done many time before. However, instead of the college managing the car park it was now managed by CPM. The essential difference being that you used to pay in cash but now you have to pay over the phone to Just Park (not that you could tell how much as no signs showed the tarrif). After parking in the half full car park I saw a number of people in discussion in the middle of the car park. I approached and asked what was going on and they advised that they were all trying to call Just Park t
  7. hi Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction. I received a penalty notice today as the registered keeper for "Vehicle left in Southgate car park and occupants left Southgate park premises." Basically a friend borrowed my car parked in this carpark but went to the Macdonald's which apparently is not on the premises! For PCN's received through the post [ANPR camera capture] please answer the following questions. 1 Date of the infringement 26th July 2018 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received withi
  8. 1 Date of the infringement 19th June 2018 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 12th July 2018 3 Date received 14th July 2018 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] N 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes, ANPR capture of rear VRM leaving car park and several CCTV stills of people walking out of the car park 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] No but have one planned, essentially confirming that without
  9. Good morning, I hope that you are able to assist with a parking charge issue notice that I believe has been unfairly issued. Apparently the reason for issue is that the driver left the premises (Code SPC) in that they walked 50 feet to a McDonalds on the same site. The signage is one of 4 that are used on the same site, all look the same except with different terms and conditions. The "evidence" in this case is still images from a CCTV system. The area referred to on the signage is not clear. [ANPR camera capture] please answer the fo
  10. Hi Received letter from DRP (Debt Recovery Plus) to pay £160 for unpaid PCN from 14.4.18. I've never received a PCN from UK Car Park Management Ltd before, so this is the 1st time I've seen anything! Just called DRP to get more info - they have photos, say I exceeded maximum stay (or may not have paid). I remember being surprised on the day that it has changed at Brighton Met College to the new system, lots of people that day had confusion, couldn't pay by phone (there's no cash option) or was told carpark full, which it clearly wasn't. I have phone record on that
  11. Hi, my post is relevant as its another MET PARKING CHARGE NOTICE debacle. This time at Mcdonalds, Gatwick As per the previous poster, my first correspondence from MET was a 'reminder' document. Please see the 2 files attached. I have two questions before I lodge my complaint / appeal with MET. First - I received this notification 25 working days after the alleged infraction - yes the car was there on that date however "the driver" was not aware of any parking restrictions, nor did "the driver" notice any signage - which seems a regular theme. Seco
  12. Just a preliminary enquiry at the moment, nothing yet received. On 7th feb, I went to a McD's in a SW town, went thru Drive in, parked up and ate. They have copious signs about a 90 min time limit. I went to go approx. 40 mins after entry (Couldn't see any cameras/physical presence but car had a flat battery ( removed) Called RAc who duly came and tested etc and gave jump start at about 2hrs from entry. Before this, I went into McD and saw duty Manager and gave reg no etc and brief explanation ( They said they would log to prevent any "Fine" - pointed out t
  13. Hi there, received a parking ticket from Met parking whilst i was unloading my car after doing a massive at Costco. I parked in the small 4 car car park in front of my flat to unload some shopping that i had done earlier in the morning from costco. I live on the 3rd floor with no lift, i tend to take my time as its just me unloading. I have a permit to park on the main road and yes i could have parked on the main road, but i would have taken me ages to unload and didn't want to risk my daughter running across the road, whilst i was doing this. I also have a visit
  14. Hi, I just wanted to see where people feel I stand on this matter as now have threatening letters from Zenith Collections, having previously received them from DRPL (which I see are actually the same company, a nice tactic to scare you that the claim has been escalated, I really can't understand why this kind of approach is still allowed). I allowed my father in law to use a car I owned and he got a parking charge on 20th April 2017. When I received the charge I passed it to him and he said he would sort it out. I did not however notify MET Parking that he was the driver as th
  15. I had been with Natwest for 22 years and had a black account with the Gold Advantage Charge card. I was advised to become a company as I would be delivering a service through several agencies. Unfortunately, due to exceptional circumstances and include a bad personal relationship left me in debt and I am about £8 -9k in mortgage arrears on a house I rent out and a personal overdraft that was £12k. In 6 months that OD was cleared and both business and personal accounts were in the black. The difficulty in meeting the mortgage department for an arrangement to be put in place
  16. Hi there. My mum parked at the riverside leisure centre in Norwich to attend a swimming class, and was later told about a membership to attend the centre. This followed by significant delays to the application process pushed her stay over the two and a half hour limit on the parking. I have attempted to contact the manager of said facility who basically says "its not our fault, its yours" and is basically refusing to do anything until he's looked into the delays that I feel he thinks I'm making up. My question is where should we go from here? I can see that the overwhelming feel
  17. Hi , I received a charge from MET parking, apparently my charge was observed for 20 minutes. The reason my car was parked at the front was because i had just returned from the school run, unfortunately for me, where i live they are building the Royal Wharf. which means that every day for the past 18 months if you move your car from 7.am and after, your space will be taken, and all the other roads have no space due to amount of contractors they have working on the site. ive seen some people arrive as early as 5am and sleep in their cars until they have to star
  18. Hi - i'd be very interested in hearing the views of some of the forum regarding an issue i've been looking into for around 2 years. It involves a piece of land that used to be free to park in, but a few years ago was changed to a Met Parking enforced zone, free, but for 2 hours. The legality of how it was originally voted for is sketchy, but a supposed consultation with 5 local shops suggested it was a good idea - no residents were consulted, and with parking terrible on the main roads, this has meant sometimes there is no option but to park and leave the car there, resulting in tickets.
  19. Hi guys, my daughter had my car on holiday and overstayed her allotted 60 mins in a McD's car park, South Hayes by 25 mins. Because of this I received a parking charge notice for £100, discounted to £50 if I pay within 14 days. I live in Scotland and I am not too familiar with English Law so can someone please tell me if I have to inform them legally who was driving the vehicle? They quote paragraphs 9(2)(b) and 9(2)(f) of Schedule 4 of The Protection of Freedoms Act telling me that the driver of the vehicle has to pay this charge and that if I don't tell them who was driving then the
  20. This weekend my daughter received a parking charge notice from MET Parking Services that her vehicle was parked for 71 minutes , oversstaying the free parking time of 60 minutes. Although she is the registered keeper, she was not driving, I was. We stopped at the restaurant, and had a lot of trouble parking. The car park was full and there were many taxis there. After we found somewhere, we queued for food and we waited about 25 minutes in all to pay and for it to be cooked. After we had eaten, we used the washroom facilities and went back to the car. We h
  21. Of course they did, that is how they operate, see one person use it twice in the same day and they ditch the first leave and the second arrival. It's done purposely to rip-off motorist and make illegal fat profits. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/grandad-fined-for-staying-too-long-at-mcdonalds-despite-spending-less-than-30-minutes-there/ar-AAihXWy
  22. Hi, in March my wife parked at Macthedonald at Gatwick and overstayed by 19 minutes. I suggested she ignore the subsequent demand from MET parking following advice I'd read online. We've kept to this approach but we are both now worried as a demand for £150 from DR+, to be paid today, was waiting for us after our recent holiday. They quote the Supreme Court decision of 4th November 2015 as being a clear ruling that their client has to the legal right to make this claim and payment should now be made or court action will be recommended by them to the creditor. I know n
  23. Britain’s most senior police officer has been accused of attempting to shift blame on to victims of online fraud after he suggested consumers should not be refunded by banks if they fail to protect themselves from cybercrime. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, said customers who had fallen foul of online fraudsters were being “rewarded for bad behaviour” instead of incentivised to update anti-virus software and improve passwords. His comments in the Times come as police brace themselves for an expected surge in overall crime figures when cybercrim
  24. Received a £100 charge from MET parking for overstaying a restaurant car park by 19 mins ANPR cameras from what I can tell. Signage is all there, just didn't realise I'd been there so long (we were looking after a friends daughter whilst their other daughter was taken to hospital ill, so were trying to keep her occupied - on top of our own kids) Tried appealing to the company in question directly via their customer services, but got a copy & paste reply about the restrictions being there to stop taxi drivers. I've seen the stock appeal / reply - should I send that, or s
  25. I got a MET Parking Fine for spending too long in McDonald's back in June. I rang McDonald's who said they'd sort it. Heard nothing back so rang them again and claimed the conversation never happened. I appealed with POPLA because I felt £100 was excessive for a free car park especially at midnight when my car was the only one in the car park so there were no losses. This was rejected. And now I've just got a letter from the Debt Collectors. Should I just ignore?
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