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Car towed from private property = £430!!! Please help

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I parked on private property which my friend parked on previously (with no punishment) and my car was towed costing me £430 to get it back. I know I was stupid but I think this is extortinate, these guys are crooks!!! I parked my car up around 9pm and my car was towed at 10:58pm. I am pregnant and was doing my friends a favour by giving them a lift to Leeds for a birthday night out. I was charged £100 clamping, £240 towing, £45 storage for storage sat night (which would have been less than an hour) and then £45 storage sunday - wasnt able to get my car until 12pm because thats when they were available to give it back. So I paid £90 storage for approx 12 hours not 2 days!!!! I had to meet a guy in a white van, follow him to the pound and pay in cash. The night before I had to get a taxi back to Halifax for £50 also. I am currently unemployed and taking a break from training to be a nurse whilst I am pregnant. The money I used to pay this was my savings for the baby. I am absolutely devastated. Please help!!!!!!!!!!

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I am appealing on unfair grounds how does this letter look.........

 

My vehicle was towed away from Riverside Court, Leeds on Saturday 25th September 2010 at 10:58pm and I have already paid the fee of £430 under protest to have my car released. I believe the fee was unreasonable and I am now writing to demand a refund for the following as according to the Unfair Consumer Contract Regulations the fine is disproportionate to the cost to the landowner during the period the vehicle was parked there. I was charged for clamping of which I have no evidence this ever occurred, towing and 2 days storage for a maximum of 12.5 hours. Immobilising and towing a vehicle within a 3 hour period and charging for both is seen as unreasonable by the British Parking Association’s Code of Practice.

I am a law abiding citizen and I made an honest mistake and paying for this has had detrimental effects as I am unemployed and pregnant. If you do not refund me this fee I will be left with no choice but to take further action in the small claims court as I believe the charges I have paid are unfair and the courts will therefore rule in my favour.

I look forward for a full response to this letter within 14 days.

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I would title the letter as:

 

LETTER BEFORE ACTION

 

I would leave out the bit about being a law abiding citizen, I would also leave out the bit about the court ruling in your favour, just stick to the basics and you will be fine.

They will in all probality ignore your letter make sure you carry out your threat of legal action.

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exactly the same thing happened to me last sat/ sun morning 28/11/10, they still have my car but i have a very good solicitor who is making case and taking them to the court, what was the outcome of your claim?

do you remember where you went to get your car?

 

appreciate any help

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Are there any signs at the location?

 

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Hi,

 

I parked on private property which my friend parked on previously (with no punishment) and my car was towed costing me £430 to get it back. I know I was stupid but I think this is extortinate, these guys are crooks!!! I parked my car up around 9pm and my car was towed at 10:58pm. I am pregnant and was doing my friends a favour by giving them a lift to Leeds for a birthday night out. I was charged £100 clamping, £240 towing, £45 storage for storage sat night (which would have been less than an hour) and then £45 storage sunday - wasnt able to get my car until 12pm because thats when they were available to give it back. So I paid £90 storage for approx 12 hours not 2 days!!!! I had to meet a guy in a white van, follow him to the pound and pay in cash. The night before I had to get a taxi back to Halifax for £50 also. I am currently unemployed and taking a break from training to be a nurse whilst I am pregnant. The money I used to pay this was my savings for the baby. I am absolutely devastated. Please help!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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I was clamped and then towed in less than 2 hours in Leeds city centre by a company called JD Parking Consultants Ltd. I called them immediately and they were already adding a charge for 1 days storage! A grand total of £385! While I know charges can be levied, charging for clamping and then towing AND storage in under 2 hours is excessive.

 

I've issued a claim against them and managed to get my car back but the issue of charges will be dealt with in court in January. I've met these guys and seen how their operation works and it really isn't justifiable that they charge such unreasonable fees!

 

I was hoping that there might be others out there with similar experiences??? Anyone who feels that they paid but wish they hadn't or anyone who's been through a claim process?? I could be able to help with free legal advice and claim your money back. If other people show that they've also been charged out of proportion amounts then it will really help our case but also show these guys that they can't do this to people and be so smug about it.

 

Thanks in advance for any help or advice guys!

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Hi

 

I was clamped and then towed in less than 2 hours in Leeds city centre by a company called JD Parking Consultants Ltd. I called them immediately and they were already adding a charge for 1 days storage! A grand total of £385! While I know charges can be levied, charging for clamping and then towing AND storage in under 2 hours is excessive.

 

I've issued a claim against them and managed to get my car back but the issue of charges will be dealt with in court in January. I've met these guys and seen how their operation works and it really isn't justifiable that they charge such unreasonable fees!

 

I was hoping that there might be others out there with similar experiences??? Anyone who feels that they paid but wish they hadn't or anyone who's been through a claim process?? I could be able to help with free legal advice and claim your money back. If other people show that they've also been charged out of proportion amounts then it will really help our case but also show these guys that they can't do this to people and be so smug about it.

 

Thanks in advance for any help or advice guys!

 

Well I have asked a fairly basic question (post #7) which hasn't been answered either by yourself or the OP of the thread. We can only give advice if we get the full picture. it would also be interesting to know if the OP was clamped by the same firm at the same location as all she stated was 'in Leeds'.

 

Anyway, i've had a look on street view of Riverside Court and it appears to be a cul-de-sac with DYLs along it's entire length on both sides. The actual road appears to be adopted (public highway) and I can see an arch-way entrance into a buliding which appears to be flats. Either side of the entrance are 2 signs which are quite prominant and state that its a 24 hour clamping zone with a release fee of £100. Unfortunately I cannot make out the small print on the signs or see any mention of towing. In any event, if the road iteslf is where you were parked and I am right in thinking that the road is not private, then not only were you illegally clamped, but illegally towed as well. IF however, you were parked beyond the signs (through the archway) then unlerss it states 'towing' on the signs, all they are 'entitled' to do is clamp.

 

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The advice I offer will be based on the information given by the person needing it. All my advice is based on my experiences and knowledge gained in working in the motor and passenger transport industries in various capacities. Although my advice will always be sincere, it should be used as guidence only.

 

 

I would always urge to seek professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.


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I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.

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