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    • No you're not doomed. It's a shame you covered up the dates and times on your PCN since they can possibly help your case when they don't comply with the requirements of the rules in private car parks. Could you please therefore include the arrival and departure times as well as the date of the offence and the date on which they alleged they sent you the PCN. The PCN does not comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4.since the wording should invite the keeper to pay the outstanding amount. Also I cannot see on the PCN that UKPO are the Creditor though I may have missed it since it is so unusual not to include it. The upshot is that you as keeper are no longer liable to pay the charge if the driver fails to pay within 28 days-0nly the driver is now liable. As Courts [assuming it gets that far ] do not accept that the driver and the keeper are not the same these rogues will have a hard job who was driving unless you appeal or have appealed and revealed who was driving. You did say that you weren't parked there long and had that been correct you have perhaps 15 minutes where you might have had a further. argument. As it judging by the confusing times mentioned in the wording or the PCN you were there for almost an hour? However as the light was not good and I presume the signs were not illuminated that is a reason that you could not see the sign. And did you have your blue badge showing ? Interestingly the post code quoted does not agree with the Post office one in West houghton= BL5 3JS Are there two different Tesco  car parks in Bolton. You obviously could not be in two places at the same time...............
    • Especially because you have bought the car on finance, there is probably quite a lot that you can do although it sounds as if you are maybe taking the appropriate steps anyway. However you need to give as much more information. We need to know – the name of the dealer details of the vehicle, make, model, mileage, age, price paid – 70 8K? The name of the finance company – and some dates. Date purchased, the date that you have logged this with the FOS and I'm sure there will be other questions. I suppose that you don't understand your consumer rights very well because issues like the sunroof et cetera should have been repaired by the dealership and there was no need for you to spend your own money on this. On the basis of what you have told us, I would suggest that eventually should be up to recover all of your money plus the expenses you have incurred in carrying out repairs. And in fact – you could also list out the faults which have manifested themselves so far and the money you have spent on correcting those. You are entitled to purchase a vehicle which is of satisfactory quality remains that way for a reasonable period of time. At £78,000 I wouldn't expect any serious issues to manifest themselves in this vehicle for quite a few years. Tell us also about the £2400 inspection that you have had carried out. Were you advised to do this? To do this of your own initiative? Who carried it out? That lot for a start
    • Hi Dx, I am hoping you have had an opportunity to skim through this thread. Please may I give it a humble bump for your consideration. My last date to present a WS is Wednesday the 17th. Many thanks and kind regards 🙏  
    • Hello I've got a parking ticket, see here... https://ibb.co/DfHqg9F https://ibb.co/QvqH52m https://ibb.co/pbPPdDg https://ibb.co/X2F1X25 I've been parking at a particular corner in a small Tesco car park for years. Recently they put two electric charging plugs, one where that spot is and one at the bay next door, so I stopped using them out of courtesy in case they need to be used (I use that Tesco every day and drive past every day but have yet to see anyone use them). Recently I went back to Tesco when it was reasonably dark. All the bays were full, including the three blue badge bays. I have one but none of the cars parked in the bays did, I noticed as I walked past them (nobody ever gets pulled for that because Tesco have never policed this small car park before). Since there was two free electric bay spaces, and since I wasn't going to be long (just one product), I parked into my former 'regular' spot. There was a notice on the wall but if I'm honest I didn't read it because (a) I'm thick, and (b) I honestly thought it was just telling people how to use the device (like I said, I'm thick) rather than this being a parking fine. I went back during daylight and the sign is very obvious (as you can see from the picture), although not so obvious at night, although probably still obvious enough for you to tell me "tough luck, pal". Now they want £100 or £60 if I pay quickly. Am I doomed?
    • Hi All   After a bit of advice to see where I stand. Bought a car in Sept 2022 on pcp. Been told it had a big inspection and was good to go. Had many issues with it throughout the year including trims coming off the car and sunroof not closing.   While getting the sunroof repaired at month 12, in Sept 2023, the bodyshop guy said your cars been in a bad accident. Garage said it hasn't but offered to take the car back at half of what I paid for it as long as I buy a replacement from them before inspecting it (probably damage control) (car was £78k, said they'd offer £40k "trade in value" as if doing me a favour).   Ended up getting a forensic inspection done for £2400 in Dec 2023, confirmed car was in a bad smash (write off level but unrecorded on hpi) and potentially unsafe to drive - front end is slightly bent towards 1 side, what looks like a hairline crack on the chasis, overspray, bonner with patches of filler all over it, damaged rubbers etc   Raised complaint to finance company and few weeks ago to FOS... just wondering what people's experiences have been like going through the FOS, main thing that concerns me is that it was 12-13 months after I bought the car that I realised what caused these issues and raised the issue to the garage/ finance co but the damage/ misaligned panels are actually visible in the advert photos which I saved thankfully.    Dealership has had my car for 4 weeks to let a few bodyshops look at it (without giving me a courtesy car!!!) Not giving me any updates either because I went to the FOS about it and didnt want to speak to them over the phone anymore as opposed to emails. Note: hanging trim was reported within 3 months but due to part delays it didn't come until like July 2023, within 2 months the piece came off again, claimed under repairers warranty for another replacement 6 weeks ago and within 2 weeks this time the trim is coming off AGAIN (assuming it won't stay on due to the car being actually bent out of shape slightly)   Any idea if I have a good case or if there's anything else I can do?   Thanks
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Notice to owner with no prior PCN, the street name is also wrong!


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I parked in a motorbike bay, were the sign stated that the last 12 meters of the bay is suspended. Now the end of the bay is taken over by contrusction and a makeshift bridge for pedestrain, but the rest of the bay is open . There is no clear demarcation where the 12 meter mark is or anything! even the parking warden said they don't know where exactly they are suposed to start charging from. Well scince my usual parking place was suspended and this was the only available place, I parked my bike here between other already parked bikes assumeing it was within the limit and not part of the suspension (still being and always being used by bikes!). Well I went for my vacations, and when i came back i went to move my bike back to its usual spot. I went a week later and regreted not moving it immidiatly. THere were two PCN stuck on it (and a third not belonging to my bike, I presume someone thought they would shove theres and hope i pay!). Well I was furious due to the ambiquity of the signs but payed the charges as i just wanted it all to go away, this was on the 20.09. I recieved my first NTO a week ago for non payment of a PCN that was not one of those stuck on my bike!! I did not know i could challege this and just paid the £120. Now i have paid a total of £240 for parking in a suspended bay. The parking warden informed me that they are not suposed to put more than 2 fines on a vehicle!!! someone abviously thought it was funny to keep ripping and tossing mine so i kept getting tickets. Now this week i have gotten another NTO. This time I called the council on suggestion of my friend, tellign them that I did not recive a PCN, they asked me to write this on the blank page supplied, and request that i only pay the original £60 and not hte £120 they were now charging due to no PCN.

As I was about to do that i noticed that the street name was wrong on my NTO!!! I never parked in Winsland street [b5], i had parked in london street! on questioning a warden (i went and did some detective work), he assured me that the street name was indeed wrong and that there had been no parking suspension for the date in question (sunday, 29.08.10 at 18:19--- who gives out tickets at that time!!) or any suspension there in the last month! Also I should not have recived more that 2 PCN.

Here comes my question, how do i go about writing that the ticket has the wrong street on it? How do i prove that that street had no parking suspension as proof that if i were parked there i would not have been charged ! (I have searched through the city of westminister site but cant find a list of their bay suspensions!)

Also, the warden informs me that i should not have gotten more than 2 tickets! (I have already paid 3, this is the fourth one i have now. The fellow i spoke to at the city of westminster office also informed me that there are still 3 other tickets to which they will be sending me my NTO's once the 14 days expires at which time i can put a letter saying I did not recive the PCN and only pay £60, but only once the letters arrive, he would not give me info over the phone!)

Please any help would be great. I have to sell my bike to meet these costs!

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Appeal them. Don't wait for NTOs - call back and insist they provide you with the PCN numbers. Try not to get into an argument! Just insist and if they won't, ask to speak to a manager. Try and stay calm and polite - you should get what you want.

 

Then appeal, citing the PCN numbers. Explain that you were away. Cite the two PCN rule. Say that the combined charges are "not proportional".

 

Write separately regarding the third paid, saying you paid in error and that you understand it should not have been enforced.

 

Regarding the one with the wrong street - this is definite grounds for cancellation. Write in, separately again, and point out that the bike was not in that street on that day, and that if they have photographs of the contravention it will confirm that the PCN was issued in a different street. This renders the PCN invalid and they should cancel it.

 

Don't pay anything further until you have exhausted all the appeals options. I predict you will not have to pay them all!

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