CPR 31.14 request sent asking for:
1. The contract between Vehicle Control Services Limited and the landowner that assigns the right to enter into contracts with the public and make claims in their own name.
2. Proof of planning permission granted for signage etc under the Town and Country Planning Act 2007
3. Copies of the notice to driver, notice to keeper and any other correspondence from Vehicle Control Services Limited & DCB Legal Ltd to the defendant that they intend to rely upon in court.
Response received from solicitors:
Please be advised that there is no reference to the Notice to Driver and Notice to Keeper within the Particulars of Claim. The contract between our client and the landowner is also not referenced within the Particulars of Claim. Therefore, these will not be supplied at this stage.
The signage which is referenced within the Particulars of Claim is available for viewing at Bristol Airport, where the parking charge was issued.
All other documentation will be filed with the Court and served upon yourself at the relevant stage in the process, when it has been ordered by the Court.
I think they have skirted round the first point, and the original request wasn't about where the signage was, but the planning permission granted for the signage - is it worth replying to point these things out?....
Her premium is £400 and she is likely to be away for the rest of the year so it would be a waste of money to renew her policy. She is only 21.
I only want to drive the car maybe once a week to keep in roadworthy etc.
I have done some insurance comparison quotes and it looks like even though she is the registered owner I could take out a separate policy but when I spoke to one insurance company they said I needed to be the registered owner of the vehicle (i.e. to have an interest in the vehicle). However the quote went through even though I said my daughter was the owner of the vehicle.
The best option would be to pay nothing and use my policy but I take the point about ANPR and police issues so probably best if I take out the policy I mentioned above unless anyone can offer any other advice.
Brilliant quick answers by the way, many thanks.
You are in the UK I assume. Does your daughter normally live in the UK, she is temporarily away travelling in Australia but has left her car here? So she is still named on the DVLA V5C ('log book' ) as the Registered Keeper? You have your own car but also have access to your daughter's car, ie she has given you permission to drive it while she is away?
If all that is correct then what your insurance company is telling you is that your policy has a 'Driving Other Cars' [DOC] extension which allows you drive another car in certain circumstances. Usually for Third Part Only (no cover for damage to your daughter's car). Your own certificate would be the evidence of that cover.
But really this isn't the best way to deal with it. What happens when the insurance on your daughter's car expires in a week's time? She needs to renew it so why doesn't she add you as a named driver to her policy?
Not worth the hassle of driving on third party ( driving other cars) extension when the Car is not primarily covered under a Car owners policy. You will get stopped by Police, they may argue that you are not properly Insured, car will be picked up on AMPR cameras.
And for the car to be on the road, it has to have Insurance or it has to be SORN. Insurance is now compulsory, even if the Car is just parked on a public road.
Suggest your daughter renews the policy or takes out a new policy. She can do this online from Australia, providing she is normally a UK resident and will be returning soon.
If your Daughter will be in Australia for quite awhile, perhaps she allows you to register the Car in your name and you then Insure it in your name.