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    • Homer did say not to contact DR+.   If that's all the paperwork you have, sit tight and see if a letter before claim/action turns up. If you get one - and you may not, come back here and we'll help you to write back.    Or if you get more threatograms, let us know and we'll let you know if you need to take any action. In the meantime don't write to anyone and keep any correspondence for now.    HB
    • Hi DX   That is the only info letter I have we can't locate the first letter or original parking fine notification My wife said there wasn't  anything on the car windscreen. Do I ask the DC for the original notification ?   what shall I do just wait until they pursue through court ?   apologies for lack of info  Cancookwill
    • Hello, I've been following this thread and have some experience to share... Stand by for lots of words.   About 6 weeks ago, the engine seized on my car - 10 days before planning to use it for our 2 week trip around the UK!  I searched the internet for companies who could replace/rebuild the engine and get it back to me in time... One company that came up was 169 UK. I called the number and explained my predicament and the chap on the phone (who called himself Lee - I'm not convinced this was his real name) promised that if the vehicle got to him the next day or so, he'd have it done in time for our holiday!. He gave all kinds of reassurances about the types of vehicles they work on, from Porsches etc, even people from Spain taking their cars to him.. All work came through 3rd party websites (how i'd found them too) so you generally wont find reviews.    I was weary going into this, but you got to put your faith somewhere, right? so off it went on a trailer to Essex. NOW... I'd already asked where it would be going and I also tracked it by leaving a mobile phone hidden in the car. Interestingly, the place i was told i'd be collecting it from was not the same place the recovery guy (called Patrick?) told me he was delivering it to..    Anyway, they get the car and straight away tell me that the sump is full of diesel and that my ECU is faulty and its locked open one bank of injectors - causing the failure. All of this is feasible, but it meant that the car would not be ready in time for my holiday  He also tells me the DPF's (i'm sure it only has one, but he referred to there being more) were also completely blocked solid and needed to be dealt with (in this case, drilled and mapped out - which is also illegal) All of these little extras have now taken the cost from £3500 to nearly £5000  - as he was " putting together a special package for me" I tell him ok, i'm now away for 2 weeks so you have a little more time, i'll collect it when i get back.  I call him on the Friday before we travel home, asking how its going... he says "well, we aven't done it.. you said you were gonna be away for 2 weeks" apparently he marked to dairy wrong. So i call him again on the Monday following, I say I want to collect it that Thursday... not unreasonable. He then starts with the excuses that he has loads of guys off sick at the moment etc.. BUT, The car IS in the workshop and the boys ARE getting on with it. I say, OK.. but keep me updated daily as i need to make arrangements to come and get it. Tuesday passes without a word, so Wednesday morning i txt him asking for an update. He called me back around and hour later to tell me that the ECU they sourced for me is also faulty (they tested it before fitting it as they're nice like that) and it has water damage so he has to get another one, but that isn't going to get to him until the following Tuesday - which brings us up to this week.   Everything up until this point has been feasible if not a little annoying, BUT here is where is gets good...  On Sunday i happened to be in Essex on other business so decided to swing by Basildon and see if i could find my car. Knowing where it had been dropped off before the tracking phone died, i had a good idea where to look. And i also had the address of the garage where i'd be picking it up from. Hoping to not find it too easily - after all, it was being worked on on the Monday; Imagine my surprise to find it in the exact location it had been dropped off 4 weeks previously!  I lifted the bonnet - nothing had been touched.  The amount of dust on the bodywork and distinct lack of any hand prints etc strongly indicated that nothing had been touched and it certainly hadn't been moved in all that time. He may well have taken the ECU out to test but put it back, that's easy to do - but there is now way to tell from there that the DPF is blocked without removing it, or having full access to the ECU - which is faulty, remember?  It had all been LIES.  Now i am annoyed, but informed and he doesn't know that i know he's been lying to me.  I spent the next couple of days talking to various people i know and arranged my own recovery to get the car back - even if that meant effectively stealing it back. Long story short, i had it collected and got it back to me last night.  The guy who collected it went to the garage i'd been told i'd be collecting it from - Unit 28 Noble Square( Essex car and Commercial) and asked for Lee... Low and behold no-one by that name works there and the car (and others parked in the same place) were nothing to do with them! but then one guy did say "oh hang on, i think i know who you mean, let me give him a call"... 10 minutes later, 'Lee' showed up.  My man then had to endure conversation with this charlatan, but did glean some information that might be of interest.  "LEE" doesn't directly do any of this work... he takes on jobs, maybe up to 30 at a time and then farms them out to local garages. This explains why nothing had been done and why so many others get stuck in this net.   I was surprised that he was calm and didn't get the hump about me taking the car back, i still don't really understand what the scam is, but there definitely is one.  I think i've been very lucky that no money has been paid, i owe him nothing and i got out of there.  The amount of mental anguish and anxiety this has caused me has been extreme.  Now i'm back to square one, still with a broken car. But i'm only £500 out of pocket (for the recovery each way) and not £5k that it was supposedly going to cost... at some point, who knows when!     
    • Good luck from me as well Dixon, fingers crossed.    HB
    • Last time, the Judge provided me with, I would say, the most amount of time to speak. She started with HMRC, and they moved on to me. Essentially, since HMRC last responded to me (the original document I scribbled notes on), I feel it's right I should go first and just comment on each of their responses.   I'll leave sending that link to them, just in case HMRC then find something against it. I'll just bring it up, and mention the above quotes.
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naughty son who has yet again sprung a parking problem on me when his final reminder came two days ago.

 

Sadly it has been all around the block and therefore is out of date, sent 31 January 2022. 

He had totally forgotten to mention it to me (not surprised!) and was hoping it would just go away.

 

The history:

 Incident 4th August 2020 at 15.08, Asda Clapham Car Park.

parked in Asda and did not know he had to collect a free ticket from the machine and received a parking ticket.

 

He appealed and got a letter dated 19 August 2020 saying his appeal had been rejected.

“This is because you have not provided sufficient evidence to show that you did not break the terms and conditions in the signage.  

We r fully compliant with British Parking Assoc regulations on signage, and confirm that there is adequate signage at this site that is visible, appropriately located, clear and legible.”.

 

He was then offered an independent appeals service POPLA which he never acted upon.

 

Have we left it too late and do u advise us to just pay?

 After all this time he might already have a CCJ?

 

 

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as with you existing thread 

follow the same routing

 

please complete this:

scan everything bothsides to one mass PDF.

 

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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They will probably send another couple of final reminders assuming the one he showed you was the first so going to Court may be a while away if at all.

 

I would write to Asda are usually pretty good at cancelling PCNs . Point out that they are already trying to charge £140 when the maximum is £100 and anything over that is regarded by Parliament as a "rip off" when the new Code of Practice was declared.

 

Parking Eye are supposed to observe the Law according to their agreement with the BPA plus they probably  haven't applied for planning permission which is also defined in the new CoP.  Point that out to the CEO of Asda and that by overcharging his customers it means they might go elsewhere for their supplies plus it leaves them with possibly less money to spend in Asda next time.

 

If they haven't updated their PCN no doubt that will be non compliant too but that is something for your son rather than Asda.

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Just to answer your question about CCJ @Zimbird your son can only get a CCJ if he has actually been taken to court, has lost, but has still not paid the amount the court ordered him to pay. As I understand it the case has not yet even reached the stage of court proceedings so he cannot have got a CCJ yet.

 

Please let us have the information requested earlier so that we can advise further.

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Ethel Street is spot on.

 

The only worry is your family's past history of different addresses.  Is he still able to receive post sent to whichever address his car is/was registered at, i.e. the address the fleecers wrote to in January?

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Yes we can still receive post to that address and in fact even though it is currently rented we take back the flat on 1st July 2022.

My son has not got any of the original documents. He can’t even find his appeal. 

We will have another good look on his computer but this is not a filing generation! 

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Well the good side is that, as Ethel Street says, there is no chance of a CCJ.  Not only have the fleecers not issued a claim form, they haven't sent a Letter Before Claim/Action.

 

So it's a matter of ignoring their bilge until/unless a LBC/LBA arrives.

 

It might be worth SARing them to get to the bottom of all this.

 

However, before deciding on the SAR, what is your son's situation?  Is he based in the UK?  Because if he isn't, if he moves regularly between the UK and Zimbabwe like you, it night be worth the "I live in Zimbabwe so what are you really going to do to me?" strategy that has served you well in the past.

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Thank you it is a great relief we still can wait for further correspondence, which might never materialise. 

We will definitely write and appeal to Asda CEO.

We will also email Parking Eye and tell them that the driver is no longer resident in England and is living in Zimbabwe indefinitely.

Will see what happens and will report back.

 

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Excellent belt & braces strategy.  Well done.

 

Maybe it's just me, and I know it's a hassle to trek to the post office, but personally I'd be tempted to send Parkling Eye a snail mail letter from Zimbabwe.  I just think it would look more convincing and make it more likely they would chuck the towel in.

 

When getting on the Asda CEO lay it on thick about being a genuine customer and include any proof of payments there that you have.

 

 

 

 

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An update:  Letter dated 17th May 2022

 

Reference:  Parking Charge Notice - xxxx

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

We are writing in relation to the Parking Charge incurred on 4 August 2020 at 15.08 at Asda Clapham car park.  

 

We would like to confirm that this charge has now been cancelled and there is no outstanding payment due.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Parkingeye Team

 

So it worked your letter from Zimbabwe - see below:

 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

 

DCBL REFERENCE NO. 

INCIDENT DATE:  4th August 2020

PARKING CHARGE NOTICE NO: 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION xxxxxxxx

 

Please note the car with Registration xxxxxxx was scrapped  and taken off the road in August 2020 when I left the country.

 

My brother rented the flat:  xxxxx, Battersea, London xxxxx for 2020 but has since moved to a new address.  The address you have used in Battersea, is not my address and no family member lives at that address.  It has been tenanted to someone I do not know.  Please only contact me at my Zimbabwe address, where I have been living for the last two years.

 

It has taken 3 months for me to receive a Final Reminder from DCLB due to the fact they sent the Final Reminder to the wrong address.

 

I have written to the CEO of ASDA explaining that I forgot to collect my free parking ticket whilst shopping at ASDA and that I am a loyal customer.  

 

I do not intend to pay your charge as you are already charging over the new code of practice issued by parliament, which states you can charge £100 only otherwise any amount over that is considered a “rip off”. You are supposed to observe the law according to your agreement with BPA, furthermore it is likely you have not applied for planning permission with is also defined in the new CoP.

 

I suggest you drop this unnecessary case.

 

Please note that I live in Zimbabwe and any letters addressed to Battersea will no doubt be binned.  If you want to continue to pursue this case, then you will have to contact me at my address in Zimbabwe, but I warn you letters do take a rather lengthy time on occasion.

 

I look forward to hearing from you regarding the above appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to Parking Eye ANPR PCN - Asda Clapham - DCBL Final Reminder. **CANCELLED by PARKING EYE**

Excellent don't think they want the world of woe and pain it would involve chasing it.

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