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My daughter had her car seized and taken away for 6 unpaid £35 parking tickets, all received outside her own front door whilst waiting for a residents parking permit.


The parking trolls knew she lived there but never once knocked on her door to give her the chance to move the car. She has lost her job and cannot afford to pay car park fees and has been trying to move her car around, not easy when you are a resident and there is nowhere to park if you are not a resident.


She was not given any warning that they were going to take the car and it cost us £2200 to get it back. The bailiff from Jacobs didnt even give her the chance to pay any money to stop him taking the car, he just took it. She then received a letter, the day AFTER they took the car, warning her that she had 10 days to make an arrangement to pay the outstanding amount.


This was dated the day before they seized the car and was for £1700. Strangely, the debt increased by £500 over night and she wasn't even given 24 hours notice. These people are shysters and operating on the say so of a shyster council. The bailiff even had the hard face to call my daughter a liar to myself as I was handing over the money to release the car!! She is not a liar, he did not hand her a notice, or post one through her door.


This is now proven by the fact she received it through the mail/post!! And he rang to tell me his office had not posted any letter out They have not acted within proper lawful procedure and I am sure this is happening more than we know about.

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Your Daughter should visit her nearest Citizens Advice about this, but could do with finding out more information from the council and bailiffs.


From the council, you need more information on the parking tickets, what the councils processes are for the issuing of these and their processes in regard to enforcement. I would suggest a formal complaint.


From the bailiffs your daughter need details of their fees.



My Name

My Address


Acme bailifflink3.gif Co

bailifflink3.gif House

Ref: Account No: 123456

Dear Sir

With reference to the above account, Can you please provide me with a breakdown of the charges.

This includes:

a - the time & date of any Bailiff action that incurred a Fee.

b - the reason for the fee.

c - the name(s) of the Bailiff(s) that attended on each occasion a Fee was charged.

d - the name(s) of the Court(s) the Bailiff(s) was/were certificated

e - the date of the Certification.


This is not a Subject access request(under the Data Protection Act S7 1998 so does not incur a fee of £10. You are obliged to provide this information.

I require this information within 14 days.


Yours faithfully

Ripped off customer"

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Did your daughter receive the parking tickets ?


Did she appeal any of them ?


The council would have to send her a Notice to Owner, a Charge Certificate and finally an Order for Recovery for EACH PCN. Did she receive all of these statutory notices?


Once the bailiff is passed the warrant, there is sadly NO legal obligation on them to write to the debtor. There is only an obligation to write if he has charged £11.20 for a "letter fee".


I am very shocked at the amount that was requested in the letter from Jacobs of £1,700. Have you received a breakdown and if so...please post back with details?


It would seem that the bailiff may well of applied "multiple fees" for enforcing more than one Liability Order at the same time. This should NOT be permitted.

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for starters they are not £35 per ticket, that 35 quid is on the 50% discount so they would be 70, once they go thru tec they will be 105 quid. so thats about 630. then their are bailiff costs that are recoverable by the debtor, i know that once a bailiff gets a WOE for TMA they are about 280-350 quid each, wether or not the fees can be put on each one is questionable

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It is difficult to provide much further info without a response from Mariah to the questions that I raised in post number 4.


sgtbush...you are of course correct that the "starting point" of the PCN would have been just £35 but this is the amount payable at the early discount period. With CC London charges the position is even worse in that the amount payable to enter the Zone is £8 and if not paid within 24 hours rises to £60.


Sadly it is the case that bailiffs are making a fortune because motorists do not pay or appeal the PCN at the early stage.

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