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    • If you are absolutely certain* that you were parked OK, write a letter of complaint to the Headteacher and copy in the Chair of the school governors.   If you or the car were identifiable in any way from the photo (eg visible registration number, driver's face etc) I would very politely write that you resent the untrue suggestion that you had parked/had stopped/were waiting in a way that contravened any traffic regulations, and that you are sure that the school will understand that you would like an apology and a correction to be printed in the next newsletter.  (You can also clearly state that you were identifiable from the photo because other parents have mentioned it to you).   See if that works.   You don't want to go to court for defamation as you'll need access to about £10k in fees before you get out of bed.  You just want an apology and a correction.  If what you've told us is accurate, I don't see any reasonable school failing to say sorry.     *My wife is a former school governor and my experience listening to her is that very very few parents actually understand the meaning of the no stopping/no waiting signs and road markings outside schools.  Don't complain unless you are sure you weren't stopped where you shouldn't have been.
    • And they haven't offered a speed awareness course either?  (Have you done one in the last three years or is this in Scotland?)   And is one of the notices for 34 in a 30?  As Man in the Middle says, that ought to be below the level at which they take action.   (And sorry - I don't want to appear preachy - but...  there don't have to be any warnings or signs or lines on the road to advise you of the presence of speed cameras.  If you get away with an exceptional hardship argument you will need to stick to speed limits in future - whether you know there are cameras there or not.  NB Don't know if this applies to you, but most 30 mph limits are restricted roads with a system of streetlighting and don't even need speed limit signs - you are assumed to know this from the Highway Code).
    • It's up to you if you want to pay £300 you don't owe plus whatever Unicorn Food Tax with no basis in law whatsoever that they will have made up in the Letter Before Claim.   We'd prefer you didn't.   But you have received a LBC so it's make your mind up time.   So please    - post up photos of the signage in the dark that you'll have taken two months ago (post 14)    - post up details of planning permission for their signs you'll have found out after you got onto the council, again two months ago (again post 14)    - also let us know if you agree with Brassnecked's excellent letter or if you'd like to tweak bits depending on what you've found out    - upload the LBC.  Some of them are appallingly drafted and invariably contain Unicorn Food Tax which is all useful extra ammo    - also, where are you living now (post 35) and are you comfortable with legal communications arriving at your parents'?   If you look in our PPC Successes thread at the top of the page, you will see 275 times these cheats have been seen off with their tails between their legs (and all had the same "well known legal companies" (ho! ho!) on hand).  In reality 275 times is a massive underestimate, in all 275 cases there was a "moment of victory" IYSWIM where the PPC were thrashed in court or discontinued a claim or were called off by a supermarket chain, etc., etc.  There will have been at least that number again where they were told to Foxtrot Oscar and then crawled back under their stone.  They are eminently beatable but logically when you're in legal dispute you have to put some graft in to beat the other party.
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hi this is the first time i have posted on the forum

i have been reading the posts and trying hard to grasp the information i took a lbl out last year break up of marriage desperation anyway all was ok till dec startred suffering with depression had to cease work monthly payments where 39.20 somehow through charges i accrued 240 arrears paying 40.00 per week now cant cope strugglin on my own living on ssp paying mortgage etc went to cab they are too busy didint seem to know anything bout lbl or how to advise was shocked.

i dont want to lose my car its my lifeline at minute cant afford 40.00 per week having letters and txts from lbl reminding me (as if i need reminding every day) of arrears and my default please someone help advise needed not coping this is taking over my life !!!!!

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If you get no joy try the National Debt Line they are very helpful, if you are really struggling try CCCS they offer advice and can help to get payments reduced. There are letters you can send to help stop the phone calls. I am sure someone soon will come along with lots more knowledge than I have. I know you feel helpless but you will get loads of help from the people on this forum. I have. DG:)

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CCCS is the Consumer Credit Counselling Service you can find them on the web check out their website. If you ring them they will make an appointment to ring you back at a convenient time and date. It may just be worth your while having a chat with them. In most cases creditors accept their offers. As everyone will tell you what you haven't got they can't have. Please try to cheer up - everyone is here to help and we have all been in the same situation - in debt - and still are. You will get plenty of advice from this forum - the advice is from everyones own experiences.:) DG

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Thank you i have been reading this forum for a couple of weeks only there is such a lot to read its hard to take it all in and not knowing where to start this advice will help me to now move forward i hope and try to resolve this , i have read where they just come sometimes early ie 5 am and take the car is this still happening if so how do i prevent this ? Do lbl accept offers when i have tried to negotiate they just said if i could not afford the payments i should consider letting them take my car i originally had 1300 the settlement is 8000 they said if i pay now they would reduce this to 1900 i cant believe i have been so silly

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just trying to get you back onto first page DG

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browneydgirl

 

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dont panic, we are all aware on log book loans, they are becomming as bad as welcome finance,

 

ill dig out some threads and post a links for you to know how these muppetts operate,

they can be beaten as they are nothing but legal loan sharks,

 

back soon

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Please don't worry we are all in the same boat or were that's why the help from this forum is great because people have been through and are going through exactly the same emotions as you are. Try to keep your chin up. DG:)

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Thank you DG have been reading some more threads from postggj trying to wade through the information have registered with national debt line via email maybe hear something tomorrow and contact lbl again with another offer ?

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Please do not sell your car. We had a car took of us because the owner before us took a lbl on it then stopped paying. We lost a lot of money as we have no rights to the car. We now fighting to get money back.

 

If you sell the car it can be took from the new owner, they don't have a leg to stand on other than taking you to court for fraud.

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Have spoken to cccs they have made an appointment for me to speak to one of their counsellors on 28th april who hopefully will be able to help me further with this nightmare thank you for all your advice.

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Please keep reading the threads they are very useful. If you get letters etc., anything that you need help with post them on your thread everyone will take a look and help. Only sorry I don't know anything as such on this subject. DG:)

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you can go to your local court and obtain an injunction which will prevent them from being able to take your car....at the same time ask the judge for a time order which will give you more time to pay. Its not difficult but if they arrive at your door they will take ur ar so get the order NOW.

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If you knlow someone with an empty garage put it in there when you don't need it. DG:)

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browneyedgirl...you need to go to your local court and fill in a form number N1 it will cost you 150 pounds but will stop them in their tracks. you apply for an injunction on the basis that they have threatened to take your car and you are disputing their bill of sale which you believe was not executed properly..ie if you did not sign it in front of an attesting solicitor then in terms of the bills of sale act 1878 ammendement act it is void. also tel him you are having difficulties financially and ask him to freeze the intrest and ask him for and extended time order. Also tell the judge they are a company of ill repute and that the oft are minded to revoke their license. you can verify this by looking at other threads on this site that refer to log book loans...im sure this will help if you do it.

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i havnt got 150 pounds i did not sign in front of a solicitor just their rep who signed as witness i have got telephone appointment with cccs on the 28th april just hope by keep paying the 40 a week it will keep the wolves at bay go without heating on my pr payment meter rather than lose my car !!!!!

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