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    • There were a number of matters that concern me in Judge Saffman's verdict. The first is  that you cannot form a contract with a forbidding  rule. This was not the case in PE v Beavis as it was within the bounds of a carpark where motorists were allowed to park their cars.  Also if a motorist who does stop when apparently they shouldn't is therefore a trespasser and as such VCS cannot sue for trespass only the landowner can do that. Secondly and the Judges in the Beavis case alluded to the fact that while the amount charged -£85- was not a penalty, that had he offence been one of secondary importance then the charge would have been a penalty.To pull off the road for 30 seconds would in most people's view be of secondary importance and therefore a penalty. It is interesting to note that the new Appeals charter for motorists will include mitigating reasons and a tiered system to differentiate between major and minor offences.  On top of that what does a driver do if a pedestrian walks out on to the road. At the moment it looks as if the driver has to run them over since to stop would bring on a fine. That would be ridiculous. And what about a tyre burst or a collision between two vehicles? The Law for the latter  is that you have to stop and exchange details. And there are several other reasons why a motorist may have to stop and none of them would be mitigating. And for every case where a "no stopping" rule has been upheld by a Judge, there have been about  five where the decision has gone the other way.   The Judge paid too much attention to the Beavis case and took its arguments into consideration to justify his reasons when the Beavis case had little similarity to the no stopping case which was confirmed by the District Judge who staed that the two cases "were substantially different on the facts".  
    • Ok I sent off my letter to Gladstone and MB, now the waiting game. I showed MSE and National Consumer Service my letter before claim response and the majority people were not impressed with my letter.   But after reading this quote on CAG, it feels like the next best approach regardless: ''No, it is not a joke reply. The more you show these con artists respect the more they will try to fleece you. Don't fill in their Section D. Treat them with contempt. They're not the police or the council, they have no right to this money and they know it.''   I still feel I've made the right decision but I feel doubtful at times with the wide amount of different opinions people have approaching this situation on the MSE and National Consumer Service forums.   (When I put in p.e.p.i.p.o.o it auto corrects to National Consumer Service)  
    • Exactly which is the core issue for the dispute they have estimated an annual usage in excess of 100,000 kWh of gas. Not only estimate it but they have attempted to bill for it as well.   This is again why I move to make a case for fraud. Their action is so egriegous it must be known to be dishonest and potentially a deliberate move to prevent switching supplier.   Therefore any corrective action does not hinge on my input, notwithstanding it is not required in their terms and conditions.
    • Recently visited the site.   Driver browsed in one store and purchased food items to consume inside another store. Walked to green space attached to site. Returned to site cleaned vehicle of waste and left site.  A few days later NTK has arrived in post with requests stating overstaying of 13 minutes . . images clocked show 16 minutes. . company has history of "doctoring timestamps" - will upload as soon as scanner is accessible and image can be "cleared".   any assistance will be greatly appreciated.   TowedgeornottoWedge   1 Date of the infringement 07/10/2020   2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 13/10/2020 (Having trouble with the scanner at the moment and will upload images as soon as is possible)   [scan up BOTHSIDES as ONE PDF- follow the upload guide]   3 Date received 17/10/2020   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? Image of entry and exit provided   6 Have you appealed? [Y/N?] post up your appeal] Not yet seeking further suggestion and support   Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up N/A   7 Who is the parking company? UKPC LTD (UK PARKING CONTROL LTD)   8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Friern Barnet Retail Park N11 3PW   For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. POPLA
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help! god these lot do my head in i pay my mortgage on time every month by bankers draft and every month they fone me say they avnt got it then i tell them they av becoz i sent it recorded delivery.any way this month they rang me 2 say not enough funds in ma account i reminded them after speaking 2 2 different people i send a bankers draft oh they said could i check 2 c if they had cashed it ha ha i dont think so check your selfs!:rolleyes:

today i get the same fone call saying i am in arrears i dont think so i have already told ur workmates i av paid check my account i always pay on time oh yes u do woz the reply so why the hassle!!:rolleyes: i feel they want me to default on ma account they are tryin very tactic but they aint gonna beat me i only have 14 months left with them then i am out :D has anyone else ad same probs?

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In my experience the majority of lender's administration is woeful and cumbersome - hence the constant aggravation over redemption totals. Why not save time and expense and pay by direct debit?

 

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ok taken me four weeks of constant calls to kensington telling me it would be sorted, my cheque had been returned which was a lie :-x but yes today they have found and prossessed my cheque this after only 20 mins after i told them i had sought legal advice and was put through to a manager!:rolleyes: now i need to know if they can charge me £9 a month because i dont do direct debit i now put the money in their account not that i dont trust them to take the right amount out of my account on direct debit:rolleyes:

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