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    • Their PCN does not comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4. iit was not posted until 13 days after the event for one thing meaning it would be deemed to arrive on the 15th day instead of the 14th day. Now though we cannot expect that your PCN also missed the deadline there were still two other things wrong with the wording of the PCN that if your PCN has the same wording as your friends means that your PCN would not be compliant either. Their PCN does not specify the period of parking as required n the Act. It does show the ANPR arrival and departure dates but as those times include driving from the entrance to finding a parking place then later driving from the parking place to the exit cannot be described as a parking period. I suspect that the " Important Note" on your form will also not comply though I cannot be sure until we see your actual PCN.The reason I can't confirm that is because they sent out the PCN too late they have said that they are pursuing your friend on the assumption that they were the driver as well as the keeper-something that Courts do not accept. But it does look as if your PCN is not compliant which means that the keeper cannot be held liable to pay the charge. Only the driver can be made to pay it. If you have not appealed and revealed who was driving, there is no way that  Excel know who was driving.  So just to be sure please send them an SAR . On another topic do you have any proof that you did not stay there for so long just to really spoil Excel's day.
    • As your first PCN was a Notice to Driver which would have been followed by a Notice to keeper over a month later [even though it may only state Parking Charge notice] it is even more necessary to send PE an SAR. If either document fails to comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act  2012 Schedule 4 then both you and your father are in the clear. So you do not need to worry about is any paperwork from unregulated debt collectors and fifth rate solicitors. The only thing to look out for is a Letter of Claim and all you have to do is respond with a snotty letter back to them .  
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Got into debt again, yes I'm an idiot, can't have anything coming back to upset my aged parents. i live abroad.


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Hi, not used to forums so if I've posted this in wrong area please move.

I'm about £28k debt right now.

All my fault. No irresponible lending, I knew what I was doing when I took out the 4 credit cards and 2 unsecured loans.

I do have mental health issues, documented with my GP since 2018, but all my debt was accrued after that, mostly due/though pandemic, 2020+

I can no longer afford the repayments and have just been a consolidation loan due to credit rating.

My issue is I'm 52yrs old and currently live at my parents in London.

I work full time, min wage. All my debts are unsecured but registered at their house due to me being on the electoral register there.

They are in their 80's. It would literally kill them to have debt letters, debt collectors arriving at the house. They come from that old school post war generation where if you can't afford something, you save up for it or don't have it!

I have the opportunity to move to France to live with my younger sister. It will transform my life, my mental health, my whole world. However, I can't just walk away from this UK debt and leave my incredible parents with the fallout.

However, if I write to all my creditors and give them my new address in France, then simply stop paying - from what I've read here they'll default me, my credit rating will be screwed for 6 years, then all cancelled? 
I know it's never good to run away from debt. 

All debts are enforceable, no need for SAR or CCA request.

Am I better to apply for a DRO from France once there, or simply make sure all my creditors have my new French address, so they can't do a backdoor CCJ to my parent's address, because it will honestly kill them and ruin my relationship with them for the few years of life they have left.

All constructive, non-judgmental advice welcomed. 

edit to add as it won't let me edit in post - I meant to say I have just been DECLINED a debt consolidation loan due to credit rating.

If it wasn't for my parents I'd just run away and never return to be honest. 

I can't do this whilst they live at this address. I love them. They would be so crushed and disappointed. 

I know it's only money, but people are the way they are. 

Please help with advice if you are able.

Merci. 

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Hello, welcome to CAG.

People will be along later to help with your debt issues, please bear with us until they're able to get here. :)

I'm not saying I'm God's gift to immigration, etc, but I take it you're eligible to go and live in France long-term under the new rules?

Best, HB

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Thanks for quick reply, HB.
I'm lucky enough to have an Irish passport due to my father as well as a UK passport having been born in here. So I retain my Shengen rights apparently for FOM.

All of that is by the by - whether I moved to France or moved to Ecuador and hid, taking my chances, my 100% concern is how to have anything ever coming back to my parents who have been kind enough to let me live here again for these past 10 years after my life went wrong.

I can't pay them back for their kindness by telling them, I've run up nearly 30k debt and am now off. Thank you and goodnight, style.

But I fear this is what I may need to do next month.

How can I inform my creditors I'm willing to pay over time, or even just walk away if they get nasty? But NOTHING must ever come back to my folks house?

Sorry cross posted.

Debts at the moment - nothing defaulted or unpaid so far. Next payments all due end of Jan.

TSB Loan 1: £7.9k d
TSB Loan 2: £6.7k d
TSB Credit Card: £-4,392 d (with £1,108 available credit)
TSB Overdraft: £-2.543 d (with £2,467 available credit)
Barclaycard Visa: £-3,392 d (with £3,607 available credit)
Halifax Credit Card: £-3,796 d (with £704 available credit)
Lloyds Credit Card: £1,497 d (with £203 available credit)
 

All taken out since beginning of 2018. My salary is around £18,000pa. Hasn't changed much since 2018, maybe a few hundred.

Edit to add:

Original 1st loan with TSB was 13k.

2nd loan with TSB was 10k.

I've been paying it down each month since 2019.

My credit rating is great until end of Feb, when I must default.

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Why not try and fine a job that pays more? - Shouldnt be too hard :) 

Maybe a 2nd job for a little while to help clear it down? 

 

Also @dx100uk will be along I imagine to offer some advice. 

You could look at sending a letter to all of your creditors offering a reduced payment plan. They will all deafult and go to debt collectors mostly. 

 

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I can't do that due to my CPTSD and other mental health issues.

 

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1 hour ago, Xerzes said:

I work full time, min wage. All my debts are unsecured but registered at their house due to me being on the electoral register there.

debt is not registered against an address.

1 hour ago, Xerzes said:

However, if I write to all my creditors and give them my new address in France, then simply stop paying - from what I've read here they'll default me, my credit rating will be screwed for 6 years, then all cancelled? 
I know it's never good to run away from debt. 

no once the default notice reaches 6yrs and the account is removed from your credit file - IT IS NOT CANCELLED.

1 hour ago, Xerzes said:

so they can't do a backdoor CCJ to my parent's address,

if you inform your creditors you are now resident in france they cannot get backdoor CCJ's - but anyway - so what cant hurt the address ever.

1 hour ago, Xerzes said:

Am I better to apply for a DRO from France once there,

id do the dro now .

but i would start with invoking the

Debt respite scheme (breathing space): Guidance on mental health crisis breathing space - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

dx

 

 

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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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thanks for the comprehensive advice dx100uk. I hadn't heard of the debt respite scheme. I'll look into it.

thanks to all respondents. 

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Hello again!

I've been reading around the debt forums and I'm confident with how to proceed.

Let all the debts default.

Most, (in my unfortunate previous experience), will either result in an OC letter of claim, or be farmed out to some ****** DCA who will inflate the existing debt with arrears/charges/fines, etc, and will eventually also issue a LOC.

All my debts have been accrued in the past 5 years. All are totally enforceable, (and "morally" should be paid too by me). However!

I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this here -

Once I receive the LOC how can I defend? The debt is owed. I simply can't afford to pay it at this time, and nothing in the future would indicate a change in that.

What happens next?

Does the judge request my I&E and then order I pay £10pcm, thus running the SB to infinity?

Will I get a CCJ or an attachment of earnings set at some random amount?

What's the endgame here?

TIA.

(ETA - I don't want to go down the DRO or Bankruptcy route for various reasons).

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Can you list your debts and approximate amounts owed and to whom? and approximately when they defaulted

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Nothing's defaulted yet. I've kept up with minimum payments on all. 

It's all about to go south in the next few weeks.

Debts:

TSB: £3,000 od (with 5k limit)

TSB credit card: £5,000 (with 5.5k limit)

TSB Loan 1: 8k remaining from original 14k loan

TSB Loan 2: 6k remaining from original 10k loan.

Plata Loan: 3.5k remaining from original 4k loan

Lloyds Bank credit card: £1,397 (with 1,500 limit)

Halifax credit card: £ 3,997 (with £4,500 limit)

All taken out since around 2018. All currently in good standing. 

Can't make minimum payments on all when fall due around end of month.

Some I can, obviously, but not the whole jumble. 

ETA - the Lloyds and the TSB cc are currently on 0% deals till around April.

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Let em all default,  priorities are your rent / mortgage , food, utilities council tax.  Nothing will happen except lots of letters. Stop prolonging the misery. Letter of claim isn't a worry for now.

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2 hours ago, Xerzes said:

Most, (in my unfortunate previous experience), will either result in an OC letter of claim, or be farmed out to some ****** DCA who will inflate the existing debt with arrears/charges/fines, etc, and will eventually also issue a LOC

OC's rarely issue a letter of claim neither do they do court.

DCA's do not and cannot inflate debts, neither can they nor anyone FINE you for being in debt.

debt is not a crime in the UK nor EU.

 

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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Thanks both for replies.

I hear ya.

My question is - what happens when I get do eventually get a Letter of Claim

What is the endgame?

Please - every thread I've read here just has the same advice but no-one ever seems to comment on the final result.

My debts are valid, they are owed, I simply can't service them.

I don't mean to sound rude but let me spell it out simply.

When I DO get letters of claim for valid debts, what is my defence and what happens after that?

Very simple question.

Very simply reply requested please, for a simple man like me.

Thanks, absolutely avoids my question.

Anyone else, please?

 

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posts moved to your own thread.

@Xerzes

you need to READ UP 

we are predominantly self help

we dont nursemaid.

there are 100's of threads here whereby DCA's whom have purchased a debt and send a letter of claim or PAPLOC as its called

used our enhanced google search box. for that or any other queries.

if you cant find the answer then do pop back on this thread and ask away.

but you dont file a defence in response to a letter of claim.....its not a court claim..

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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I don't get it?

Why can't you answer a direct question?

What happens after I respond to the LOC and I owe the debt?

Surely this isn't rocket science, should be bread/butter question?

I need to know what happens when I allow all my debts to default and I get a letter of claim.

Don't say "oh well, when that happens come back".

I want to know the worst case scenario in advance, please.

Otherwise this is just keyboard warrior stuff.

 

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hit letter of claim and READ all the posts that come up

it's called self help.

its not keyboard warrior..it's knowing how to deal properly and not panic.

also read other peoples journeys

we dont nursemaid

Debt management and Debt self-help - Consumer Action Group

 

 

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 Got into debt again, yes I'm an idiot, can't have anything coming back to upset my aged parents. i live abroad.

well seriously you are not understanding advice or not reading advice.

On 10/01/2024 at 18:36, Xerzes said:

I have the opportunity to move to France to live with my younger sister. It will transform my life, my mental health, my whole world.

On 10/01/2024 at 20:04, dx100uk said:

if you inform your creditors once you are resident in france they cannot get backdoor CCJ's 

once you are resident in another country, simply write to each debt owner with proof you are perm resident else where and have been for sometime and thats it, it's all over. they can't do anything.

dx

 

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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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I just got one, or rather my wife did for her defaulted Paypal (with Lowell), or rather the pre action protocol letter they are required to send. Took me 5 minutes to tick a few boxes and write about 5 sentences requesting the information that neither Lowell or Overdales have a hope in hell of conjuring up in order to successfully take her to court. Which is why Lowell only pay pennies in the pound for these things, being fatally flawed.

 

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If a debt is defaulted, it will end up with a DCA debt buyer who could issue court claim and if you had no defence, they would get CCJ's, which they would try to enforce. One of the enforcement options is to send around enforcement officers to any address they can find for you. But they could not break in and if not invited in, they could only sieze assets outside which they believe could be your property. So this could be your parents address in a few years time where they harass them during several visits.

Which is why, if you ever move address, you always write to the creditors owning the debt, confirming the address you can be contacted at. And if you send proof of residence, then this might stop visits to parents address.

 

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