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    Adymole
    Bailiff clamped my car.
    • #1
    • 1st May 12, 6:48 PM
    Bailiff clamped my car. 1st May 12 at 6:48 PM
    Task Enforcement ltd have sent a bailiff round our house for an unpaid Congestion Charge on 12th Oct 2011. If am guilty of the charge and i ignored the letter about bailiffs.

    He has turned up at my house today asking for £550 on the spot. I then said i couldn't pay the fine. He clamped my car and said i could pay half tomorrow and then the rest in two weeks. I cannot afford this at all.

    He hasn't given me a breakdown of the charges, nor any evidence of him being a certified bailiff. I also have no evidence of the warrant to clamp the car or a county court judgement letter.

    Is he acting legally?
    I would pay the £550 but i can only do this on small installments as unfortunately i am currently seeking work and on job seekers.

    Thanks for any help. It would be greatly appreciated!

    Ady.
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    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 1st May 12, 7:09 PM
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    HappyMJ
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    • 1st May 12, 7:09 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:09 PM
    I guess not. If you still have the car then remove the clamp and move the car somewhere else. If you move it onto your own private property behind a garage door would be best then he can't reclamp it. You have the right to remove the clamp (as long as you don't damage it).

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  • taffy056
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    • 1st May 12, 7:10 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:10 PM
    You need some advice of people familiar with parking and congestion charges, try www.pepipoo.com for further advice on this. They will more than likely point you towards www.baliffadviceonline.co.uk , the folks over on pepipoo will need scans of paperwork so just follow carefully what they ask for.

    Best of luck
  • vax2002
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    • 1st May 12, 7:14 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:14 PM
    If you have locking wheel nuts, remove a good wheel, lock it in the boot and put a locking wheel nut from the 3 wheels back in the holes very tight, leave the car on the jack.
    • chanz4
    • By chanz4 1st May 12, 7:26 PM
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    chanz4
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    • 1st May 12, 7:26 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:26 PM
    That wouldnt stop them getting a hoist though
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
  • Adymole
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    • 1st May 12, 7:30 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:30 PM
    I guess not. If you still have the car then remove the clamp and move the car somewhere else. If you move it onto your own private property behind a garage door would be best then he can't reclamp it. You have the right to remove the clamp (as long as you don't damage it).
    Originally posted by HappyMJ
    Thank you all for your advice so far. Very much appreciated. How would i remove a clamp without damaging it?
    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 1st May 12, 7:33 PM
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    HappyMJ
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    • 1st May 12, 7:33 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 7:33 PM
    Thank you all for your advice so far. Very much appreciated. How would i remove a clamp without damaging it?
    Originally posted by Adymole
    You need a friend who is a mechanic with the appropriate tools, the spare time and you need a bit of beer money for them. Remove wheel. Remove suspension. Remove chain and clamp. Reassemble car.

    Or forget about the damage to the clamp and just get an angle grinder and make the clamp disappear. No evidence = no crime.

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    • misterbarlow
    • By misterbarlow 1st May 12, 8:16 PM
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    misterbarlow
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    • 1st May 12, 8:16 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 8:16 PM
    or pick the lock...
    i know a guy who used to just unpick his and leave them in the road and drive off...
  • sgtbush
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    • 1st May 12, 9:15 PM
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    • 1st May 12, 9:15 PM
    this is a good link for you
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/6714.aspx
  • Trollfever
    For sale by auction.

    One car with possible suspension damage caused by previous owner trying to remove clamp.

    Buyer to collect from our secure yard at own risk.
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