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    • OK.  So you lent your car to a friend in 2019 and he racked up three parking tickets that he tells you he didn't know anything about(!).  You were the registered keeper (RK) at the time at your family address, but you got chucked out and could not change your RK address with DVLA because you were homeless.  You knew nothing about the parking tickets and enforcement action until you got a bailiffs' letter passed on to you.  You made an Out of Time (OOT) application in respect of one PCN but Birmingham CC objected to it and the traffic court rejected your application.  A solicitor helped you make OOTs in respect of the other two PCNs but you don't yet know the outcome of those two applications.   Is that the situation you are in?   dx100uk thinks you can resubmit the application saying your friend was the driver.  I don't think saying that will help as the driver is irrelevant.  It's the owner who is liable to pay the charge and that is the RK (unless the RK is a car hire firm).  I assume you are not a car hire firm so you are stuck with the liability, not the driver.   Whether you actually can resubmit an OOT once one has been rejected I do not know, but why not try.  What did the solicitor put on the applications they helped you with?  Did you not ask their advice about the rejected application while you were with them?  I think you would have to say something to the effect that you never received any paperwork in relation to the PCNs because you had been chucked out of your home and because you were homeless you did not update your address at DVLA.  That is the truth isn't it?  You don't want to lie on the application.   To me that's a good reason for you not doing anything about the PCNs, but I suspect that Birmingham CC will object again and that the traffic court will reject again.  And, as I said above, I don't even know if you can submit a second OOT application in respect of a PCN if the first has been rejected.   So it looks to me like you might be a bit stuck.   Unless dx100uk, or spaceman61, or another poster with expertise in local authority PCNs comes along I'm not sure what you do.   If you get no more helpful suggestions here you could try on National Consumer Service.  If you do go there, do not register with a hotmail address.  You will also need to provide them with a timeline of everything for all the documents you actually have, and you will need all the facts and dates etc at your fingertips.  And make sure they are accurate.   http://forums.National Consumer Service.com/index.php?showforum=30   And get your friend to contribute to paying off the PCNs.  Do you believe he really knew nothing about them?
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Eurostar vouchers exchange for cash refund - possible?


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Hi, basically I booked a return ticket on Eurostar for last August, due to the pandemic I obviously cancelled and, fair play to Eurostar, they sent me a voucher for the full amount within 24hrs.

 

The vouchers are valid for a year, however upon reflection, I can't see me using them now any time soon, so would rather have the cash. 

 

Would it be possible to use the vouchers today to book a single journey to the full amount, £115 (or perhaps to a slightly greater amount using cash, say £130), wait a few days, then cancel the ticket again but this time demand a cash refund?

 

I've looked at the Eurostar T&C's and can't find a definitive answer. What do you all think? All opinions welcome.

 

Ta. 

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Hey I havn't been around here for a bit, and I'm not that good with trains.

 

* Was the train you were meant to take cancelled (even if you did cancel by yourself)? (As opposed to the train not being cancelled, and departing as normal without you.)

* Was the original fare refundable?

 

If the answer to both the above is no, then you will probably need to settle for the voucher. Otherwise there might be yet a chance.

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In case anyone is interested - I got a final response from Eurostar. No dice. Only vouchers given since March. 

 

Valid for 12months, so I can't complain really. Fair enough. Better than a thousand passive-aggressive responses from BankFodder which always start every paragraph with "I'm afraid...". Ha! You shouldn't be so afraid mate! ;)

 

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