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I am after some advice as i have tried to read threw these posts and every bit of advice i see seems to be to ignore these letters threatening court action and to pay the fine.

 

I stupidly parked in a disabled bay when i am not disabled. However I had two young children with me 2.9yrs and 9months both of whom were a sleep at the time in the car. The shop i needed to go in was 100 yards from the parent and child bays. Which at the time were full, one of which had a blue badge holder in. Since the large amount of disabled bays were free including several right outside the shop i needed were empty i parked there. I was no longer than 2 minutes from entering to exiting. But enough time for the ticket man to be standing there fixing a ticket to my car and then taking a photo of the said ticket.

 

I had planned to pay this seeing the pay in 14 days and the charge of £100 is dropped to £60 incentive. However the ticket has now gone missing with it the ticket number so i can no longer pay it online. I have searched for this company UKCPS and found their website and entered my details including my vehicle reg and home address details for them to send me the ticket number.

 

I believe that they will not send me the ticket reference number in time to pay the reduced amount and may have me over a barrel. Can anyone offer any advice on what to do.

 

many thanks

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The first mistake was to contact them

 

parking in a disabled space is wrong

 

Ignore them


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just remember

 

ANY road markings in PRIVATE CARPARKS are purely GRAFFITTI

 

bays as well

 

they have NO LEGAL STANDING.

 

and there is no such thing as a disabled driver either..again on Private Land

 

a badge holder has no more or less rights than you.

 

ok it's anoying, but on private land - the blue badge has no standing either

 

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thanks for the replies. I shall await their first response. Although now they don't have to spend £2.50 getting my details from the DVLA will i be entitled to a discount?

 

Plus i spoke to trading standards. they thought that some new legislation came in (2010) to stop people ignoring these things. The person i spoke too wasn't well informed as they don't deal with this

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thanks for the replies. I shall await their first response. Although now they don't have to spend £2.50 getting my details from the DVLA will i be entitled to a discount?

 

You want a discount off not paying them anything in the first place? wow you drive a hard bargain!! :lol:

 

Plus i spoke to trading standards. they thought that some new legislation came in (2010) to stop people ignoring these things.

did it really? I don't think so

 

The person i spoke too wasn't well informed as they don't deal with this

obviously :)

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There are several bodies who have very few employee's who can give useful advice about private parking.

 

They are; Trading Standards, Police, Judges, Lawyers, DVLA, CAB, and of course, debt collectors, bailiffs, and the parking companies themselves, the last three will simply lie through their eye teeth, of course.

 

The best advice is to stick with what you get from this site.

 

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NatWest - Written off!

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They're on The Sherrif's are coming today.


Frederickson - CCA Sent 11/4/07 - Lost - Claiming back from post office

Connaught Collections - CCA Sent 11/4/07 - No Agreement - returned to client

Lowell - CCA sent 11/4/07 - No agreement - returned to client

Moorcroft - CCA Sent 11/4/07 - No Agreement - returned to client

Red Castle - CCA Sent 11/4/07 - Copy returned but no T&C's

Robinson Way - CCA Sent 16/5/07

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The bailiffs where after UKCPS for over £7,000 owed to a former employee. They called at their premises , got paid half the amount and seized four of their vehicles until they paid the rest. Such sweet vengeance!

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I thought it was UKPC on the program? Are they are different mob from UKCPs? :???:

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Definitely UKCPS.It's on IPlayer if you want to watch it. 7 minutes in on yesterday's programme.

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Yep, You are right. I watched it again and it was UKCPS. Funny how they have such similar company names.

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I was looking at the UKCPS website and noticed a new section under the heading COURT.

 

It lists some victories are these real cases??

 

www ukcps net

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They have won a few, but it's believed that these are default cases , or one where a very weak defence was put forward. Juts lately they have been dropping the cases like hot bricks when somebody has said "see you in court" and has a good defence.

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most of these cases were won by default

the defendant knew nothing about the case

as the documents were cleverly sent to old addresses.

 

or the defendents were disabled [could not defend themselves]

 

or they were STOOGES [family/friends/relations/ex worker]

they were paid to 'take a hit' to give these these companies 'publicity fodder'

 

i think if you look on the other mentioned site

 

it gives a breakdown of each one. and how they did it

 

there is even an 'exposure' in one of the local newspapers that

found out sev mths later the defendant was an ex employee !

 

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They have won a few, but it's believed that these are default cases , or one where a very weak defence was put forward. Juts lately they have been dropping the cases like hot bricks when somebody has said "see you in court" and has a good defence.

Which is why simply ignore may not be the best thing to do.


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Ignore until you receive proper court papers, then you become pro-active and put in a strong defence.

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Ignore is not good advice. It makes you look bad in the unlikely event of going to court and it leaves you open to a string of harrassing letters from PPC, Debt Collectors and Rogue Solicitors. Follow the POPLA route then when or if that fails, send a cease and desist letter and tell them you want it in court. Take control of the situation, or as much as you can at least.

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I think the Ignore route is one of the choices you have, it has worked very well for me. Ignoring the begging letters is very easy to do and takes very little effort.Your way is also a good route to take.

I think it is personal choice.


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hi all ive seen the many threads regarding UKCPS , and myself and partner have the same problem with them.

went to the Odeon in Cardiff on 5/1/13 we seen that there was knowwhere else to park but then we found a space up this side bit there were four other cars parked up there to, its still on the odeon complex so we just put ther car there , we did see some sort of sign but didnt really pay attention to it as we had pre booked tickets and were like 10mins late for the film as it was, plus it was dark, anyway when we returned to the car there was a yellow sealed bag on the window with UKCPS on it with a parking charge notice, the car details and "without a valid permit or authority" box had been ticked.

i came on here seen that it should be ignored which we did , then received a letter asking for payment at a reduced amount of £60 instead of £100, we didnt pay just ignored , then another letter on 9th feb saying" the reduced amount of £60 has not been paid and £100 is now due" , ignorged again now today we have received another letter dated 12 march saying" the charge has not been paid in full and that the amount shown here now due is, this figure includes an increase for debt recovery action and it is too late to pay a lower amount" £120

on our return to the car we noticed aswell that all four of the other cars had the same yellow charge notice on them aswell.

so am i right in saying ignore as usual and dont acknowledge the suposed debt? or do we need to use one of the template letters on here you have provided?

thanks xx

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It's too late to appeal, so continue to ignore.

Be advised some PPC's have decided to fire off a few court papers, so if you are one of the few, post back up.

Until then, ignore will work well enough.

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ok thankoyu will keep you posted if anything else happens

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had another letter today (2nd april) saying if we do not pay £125 now its going straight to court and itll cost us £350 instead , ive ignored again

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