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    • You will be subject to the same laws notice periods and protections as with any length of contract.    From my own and other’s personal experience I would treat it as an amber warning light to start putting out feelers into what’s out there on the market   A 6 month contract is great for people who might be waiting for a new build , or having renovations done on their own property. For someone like yourself who wants security it might well be time for you to consider moving on.
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    • A16 BYN is the plates that the car was advertised with, and obviously the plate which I checked the mot history with, I also thought the same that the website maybe hadn't been updated with the most recent mot that the dealer had got done, I asked for the original plate number whilst doing the logging in to my bank account, to pay both the dealer and the shiply transporter. Bearing in mind I had told the dealer around 6pm that I would get the deposit sorted out when I put my son to bed, that gave him every opportunity to send me any pre contract details etc. Just over an hour later (son still wasn't in bed) asked for the address of where the vehicle was to be picked up from as I couldn't accept the quote for the transporter without that information. Less than an hour after that he whatsapped me asking if I still want to buy the car because he's getting enquiries from other interested parties and is telling them that he's sold the car to me (no deposit  paid as yet). I then replied a few min later having finally got my son to sleep.    Anyway between me sorting out the details and where to pick the car up from, log into my banking to pay deposits etc he'd  messaged me the original plate no... which I didn't see until after I'd done all the aformentioned.    I decided to check the history on that plate as like yourself I had been confused about the mileage, low and behold there was the most recent mot containing 5 advisories which were never mentioned to me. Another thing I can't really understand is the expiry date of the mot before that either and I did query all of this with the dealer, only to be told that cars in Scotland are renowned for corrosion issues...and that if I had checked the mot history I would have seen them, I explained I had checked the history on the plate in the advert as I had no knowledge of what the original plate numbers were and he told me that the most recent mot was under the plate in the advert. Most certainly the mot certificate he then sent me on whatsapp had the advertised plate on the certificate,  however, it wasn't showing up on the dvla page.    By this stage I was irate with him for several reasons, for not notifying me of the advisories and telling me that he had checked the dvla and the most recent mot was showing up on the advertised plates, I then screenshot the page with the expiry and this car is not mot'd information, and 2 for telling me that cars in Scotland are renowned for corrosion issues!    Had he simply said, the car is 18 years old you're going to expect to have some corrosion at some point, I'd have been a bit more tolerant at that stage. Apon checking the history on the original plates, it transpired it passed the last MOT previous to the most recent one on the same day the advertised plates ran out, I still haven't quite fathomed out what is going on regards to this. However the previous mot showed no corrosion issues and as it hadn't failed on that basis, I would get the panel beater sprayer mentioned in an earlier post to have a look at it, and sort the issues out re that, also the main reason I had the car delivered to my dad's address as that's also the area where the panel beaters business is.  
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Just wanted to share some successes. I have had tickets for my own car on private property, been ticketed and ignored the letters, they stop very soon IF it is on private land. Please do follow the advice on this site and absolutely ignore every letter you receive, there is nothing these private companies can do to enforce the 'illegal' tickets. It has worked for me.


My company's delivery van has been targeted by Glasgow City council for parking in a loading bay. We are off loading but they say we are exceeding the time limit. The signage does not have any time limit shown and more importantly the lines are faint and no kerb markings are visible from the pavement. I have appealed 3 tickets to the Parking Adjudicator and won 3 so far. I will now send an invoice to Glasgow City Council for reasonable costs if they issue any more tickets as they know they aren't legally enforcable at this spot and will set a debt collection firm on them if they don't pay!

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This also points up the difference between a council and a PPC. In the latter case the "appeals" process is just a sham and very, very few "appeals" are allowed. At least with a council they seem more reasonable and if you have a good case you will win the appeal.

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I will now send an invoice to Glasgow City Council for reasonable costs if they issue any more tickets as they know they aren't legally enforcable at this spot and will set a debt collection firm on them if they don't pay!


I expect you will have about as much luck as the PPCs who send unenforceable invoices followed by debt collectors, lol!!

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You really need to do this via SPAS. Once I get the ticket cancelled, I ask for an expenses hearing which follows a few months later. GCC then have to provide evidence that their pursuit was competent and not vexatious. I'm currently awaiting a claim of £200 odd against them to be decided upon.


The way you want to approach it will not succeed, as they will ignore your invoice as incompetent, and when you take it to the Sheriff Court for collection, they will say this matter needs to be dealt with by SPAS as part of the Panking Enforcement rules.

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It was mostly for 'sport' I was sending them invoices because the council knew fine well the lines etc were not legal but forced me to go to appeal. I didn't know it was possible to claim expenses afterwards, they keep that quiet! I will be doing it that way as well, thanks for the tip.


The one thing I have learned from this site is not to enter into ANY discussion with the private companies, it is hard for them to threaten someone that doesn't reply to their fake letters.

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It might be sporting, but just confirms their belief that those getting parking tickets are 'marks' to be taken for as much as possible. As for expenses, it is actually in the SPAS appeal form GCC sends you. I was alerted to this when their letter to me had a paragraph outlining that if SPAS thought my appeal was vexatious I'd lose the appeal and be liable for costs. I then realised this was a two-way-street, and if their pursuit of me continued after they were provided with the facts, I was in a similar position. For a ticket issued in mid January, and representations that ran until April, they continued to enforce the PCN. I prepared my appeal to SPAS and a date in August arranged.


TWO weeks before the case called, they wrote out of the blue, referring to the Appeal Hearing and stating that they had cancelled the PCN and discontinued their pursuit, adding 'on this occasion'. Since they had the same information at the time of my Representation as they did concerning my appeal, I felt their pursuit WAS vexatious as they wanted to see who would blink first. They did, and I asked for SPAS to award expenses. This takes longer to process because 'normal' cases take priority, but I expect this to come to fruition in the next few weeks.

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That is interesting that they 'blinked first', they made me go the whole way even though they had all the facts. So either they though I would blink or the person employed by the council to do this doesn't know the law. The later I suspect; Public Sector Parasites! They even admitted in their appeal submission that the road markings were not correct but still maintained the tickets were valid! Maybe a complaint to the Council Omnbudsman about wasting resources is required or alternatively, I'll just go get on with my life. One more victory for the little guy.

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It sure is, is that wrong? Glasgow City Council, Penalty Charge Notice road Traffic Act 1991 (As amended).

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