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Hello,

 

we have only just discovered letters from both britannia and Debt recovery plus about a parking charge.

 

the date of the charge states: 20/01/2018

Date of this notice: 18/05/2018

 

The creditor: Britannia parking

 

Location: Swindon Lydiards field, swindon, SN5 8UY

 

Reason for issue: Parking longer than the maximum time permitted

 

We're pretty sure we were in costa at the time and had an issue with our daughter who had terrible stomach problems at the time and so we couldn't exactly run out of the building to move the car. We have been into costa and it states in several places within the building that they are not liable for any parking charges.

 

In the letter they are suggesting that they are offering a "Final settlement offer of £136 to avoid court action" to be paid at a date no later than 01/06/2018. Which is a ludicrously large amount for a parking charge.

 

We have been doing some research on parking charges and have seen varied thoughts on the matter. Many leaning towards ignoring the companies or corresponding with them to not accept the charge but have also seen a couple of cases with people having to pay court fees of £24,000 which is frankly terrifying.

 

The letter also states that "a court judgement could affect your creditworthiness"

 

I realise that it is the job of DRP to scare people but nonetheless we are extremely anxious and panicking about this situation and really could use some advice as to what action to take here as we seem to be running out of time.

 

We would be incredibly grateful if you could please help us with some advice as we are debating whether to pay, but obviously we don't want to.

 

Thankyou in advance!

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Firstly, forget about the £24,000! Fees for the small claims court are fixed by law and are £25 or some such. I'm not an expert. However, the experts will be on in the morning!

 

Secondly, if you have a look at various threads here, DRP and other DCAs are just pathetic paper tigers to be laughed at. It's not their debt. So what can they do? Only write scary letters. You're right when you write "I realise that it is the job of DRP to scare people".

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also the association is BPA

 

photographic evidence = yes

 

have we replied to them = no

 

Thanks for getting back to us so quickly, weight off the mind about the £24,000 as frankly that would be horrifying. Didn't realise the fee for the small claims court was so low, always thought the reason they don't bring it to court usually is because it costs them too much in fees (although they claim they can get this back from you if they win)

 

For PNC's received through the post [ANPR camera capture]

 

please answer the following questions.

 

1 Date of the infringement - 20/01/2018

 

2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] We cannot find where this has gone. Unfortunately our little one has a habit of hiding things but we're sure we got one of these

 

3 Date received We believe this arrived a little later than the two weeks possibly even a month

 

4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?]

 

5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? yes

 

6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] No

Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up

 

7 Who is the parking company? Britannia

 

8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Swindon Lydiards field, swindon, SN5 8UY

 

For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. BPA

 

There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure,

please check HERE

 

If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here

 

Correspondence from DRP continuously upping the cost of the charge and threatening court action and stating they have advised britannia to take us to court

 

we have attached a copy of the latest letter for you

 

Really sorry we can't find the others but there were a handful of them !

DRP letter.jpg

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Guys would it help if i was to return to the car park to photograph the signage in place ? We are getting a little worried here

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Pictures of the signage would be very useful :thumb:

 

As for Desperate Recovery Pass, ignore them completely. They are paid £15 to write you nasty letters to try and part you from your money. They have absolutely no power to do anything else.

 

Only Brittania can issue court proceedings and you're a very Very long way from that yet.

 

I'd normally give you a lot more detail, but my PC went pop last night, so I'm on my phone at the moment and typing things one letter at a time is driving me mad!

 

Ericsbrother will be along at some point and he'll explain everything.

 

In the meantime, as the book says to the hitchhiker...

 

DO NOT PANIC :lol:


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worried About what?


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We are going to go and photograph the signage tonight. Have had a browse through the other pages too but still a little confused

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Well dont be that link above explains all


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Hi guys, we went out there to photograph the signage and have attached the images below.

 

Out of curiosity, when you continue to ignore these people how long is it on average before they give up and leave you alone?

 

P.S thank you for your help so far we are very grateful!

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So we've read through the posts/threads you guys suggested, have looked on youtube also and have been doing a lot of research on this. So we would like to ask:

 

Is our best course of action to:

 

1. Contact Britannia parking and refuse to pay (obviously not stipulating who the driver was at the time) and state that we do not accept this charge? (Obviously it needs to be considered that we did go over the limit by 20 minutes maximum but that was because our little one was very ill at the time (Not sure whether it would be worth mentioning this too) )

 

The reason we ask is because we have noticed that the common theme seems to be that if for whatever reason this does go to court, the judges do not look favourably on you if you have not made any effort to correspond - This is why we are considering whether to write a letter.

 

Also if we were to contact britannia - would we still just ignore DRP ?

 

 

OR

 

2. Ignore them completely and hope that it doesn't end up in court

 

 

We have posted the signage and hopefully this helps as you guys mentioned it would.

 

We realise that it was important to read the other threads/posts which is why we did it, but we can't seem to find any conclusions to any of the cases - knowing what happened in the end and what courses of action were successful.

 

 

We would really like to make a plan of action here so any advice would be wonderful

 

thank you all !

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You ignore until/unless you get a letter of/before claim

No DCA nor their fake/tame sols have any legal powers

And are not BAILIFFS


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dca's have no interest or say in anything, they are paid to write letters and nothing more.

IF Britannia bother to go further than paying a wasted 315 for threatograms then you will respond robustly but until then you dont waste another poor tree. Remember, you never email or phone anyone in these matters

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Okay so for now we won't contact them. If we receive any more letters I will keep them posted.

 

Did the signage photographs help in any way ?

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yes and no, we cant read the small print so how is the motorist supposed to be able to read it from a moving vehicle?

Any idea what the original NTK was for as if ANPR overstay is anout the only candidate

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