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Old 16-10-2013, 5:57 PM
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Default Parking Eye - Court Summons

Around a year ago, a few people I knew got parking tickets from Parking Eye and ignored them, and never heard back. But a few months ago, a family member received one, ignored it like others have and then got sent a Northamptonshire Court Summons letter from Parking Eye.

The ticket was from over staying in a car park in Cambridge.

Is there anything they can do, I know now that you shouldn't ignore this, but is it possible to get out of it now, or will they have to pay the £150+ fine?

I believe that it doesn't matter who the driver was now? You cannot see the driver in the pictures they attached.
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Old 16-10-2013, 7:21 PM
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Default Parking eye letters

We have been ignoring these letters and now my wife wants to pay, I can't attach the letter as I am a new user but I would value any advice on what to do. Do you think I should seek legal advice?

LETTER BEFORE COUNTY COURT CLAIM

Basically it says at the end of the letter that, "unless payment of £85 is made within the next 14 days further action will be taken and court proceedings will be issued, which will incur further costs. These costs will include, but are not limited to £50 solicitor's costs and £15 court claim issue fees."
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What date did the letter arrive and who has headed it ?
The solicitors they use are suspended and should not be posting anything.
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Old 16-10-2013, 7:27 PM
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We have been ignoring these letters and now my wife wants to pay, I can't attach the letter as I am a new user but I would value any advice on what to do. Do you think I should seek legal advice?

LETTER BEFORE COUNTY COURT CLAIM

Basically it says at the end of the letter that, "unless payment of £85 is made within the next 14 days further action will be taken and court proceedings will be issued, which will incur further costs. These costs will include, but are not limited to £50 solicitor's costs and £15 court claim issue fees."
Which PPC have been sending you these letters? Notice the first two threads have different usernames, maybe these are different claims? Would suggest starting a new thread, makes it easier for people to help.
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The letter is headed, 'Parking Eye' and it is dated 11th Oct, it arrived today.

It is signed by, 'ParkingEye Legal Department'

Sorry this is a new claim, I have started a new thread

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We have been ignoring these letters and now my wife wants to pay, I can't attach the letter as I am a new user but I would value any advice on what to do. Do you think I should seek legal advice?

LETTER BEFORE COUNTY COURT CLAIM

Basically it says at the end of the letter that, "unless payment of £85 is made within the next 14 days further action will be taken and court proceedings will be issued, which will incur further costs. These costs will include, but are not limited to £50 solicitor's costs and £15 court claim issue fees."

Your case is completely different and easily sorted as you are not at court papers stage. I have replied on your thread.


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Around a year ago, a few people I knew got parking tickets from Parking Eye and ignored them, and never heard back. But a few months ago, a family member received one, ignored it like others have and then got sent a Northamptonshire Court Summons letter from Parking Eye.

The ticket was from over staying in a car park in Cambridge.

Is there anything they can do, I know now that you shouldn't ignore this, but is it possible to get out of it now, or will they have to pay the £150+ fine?

I believe that it doesn't matter who the driver was now? You cannot see the driver in the pictures they attached.


No it doesn't matter who was driving but this isn't the time to just fold and pay. It is possible to get out of it but requires the family member being proactive and acknowledging the claim, complaining to the landowner/retailer ASSERTIVELY, and submitting a skeleton (bullet point) defence. Are they up for trying?

Just like hundreds of other people (and I mean hundreds) as posted on every third or fourth thread on pepipoo:

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=60

Read the advice already there on the first, say, 20 PE court claim threads you find on the first few pages. There is loads of advice about submitting a defence and most of these do not end up in a hearing. Read and learn what others have already done and how far they have got with stopping this 'steamroller' rogue PPC called PE.

But beware, the court threat is now real and does require an acknowledgement and defence being submitted within strict deadlines. Read the other threads and learn; I hope your relative would rather give the MASSIVE complaint to the retail CEO or Store Managers, and the online defence, their best shot. If it doesn't work out at least they will have tried - but many, many people get these quashed even at this stage by the client in the car park. And if it really comes to nothing they can still pay at ANY time before a hearing or make PE an offer if it comes to it (but I really hope they can complain assertively enough to stop this).

Read back a good few pages on that pepipoo forum and then post again here to tell us if your relative is up for this fight? Post on pepipoo as well if you wish but the advice will be the same as you will read on other threads anyway. You will be amazed and impressed by the fightback some newbies manage - and do tell your relative it is risk-free because they are already in the firing line and they can always pay up and fold if they play their best hand and it comes to nowt.

Also there's no CCJ even if someone loses in court as long as they pay straight away after the judgment - so don't let them make a knee-jerk decision, thinking this is all about their credit rating when it is UNAFFECTED. Remember most cases never go near a court, as you will see on pepipoo.
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012/13!

CLICK on '>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking>' end of the small blue 'Home>Forums>' link, top of the page, to see current threads.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless it was in Scotland or NI.

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Old 18-10-2013, 8:04 PM
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Mmm...sounds like an idle Court threat to me...familiar....got this over a year ago from a company in Scotland...nothing heard since...but then I never replied to ANY of their letters.
I think it's a scam...don't panic!
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Tomba, unless I'm very much mistaken Livingston is in Scotland. ignoring in Scotland is fine.

However in England and Wales this is not the case, please read the threads here to understand fully and please do not advise posters to ignore court papers, PPC's and in particular Parking Eye who are the subject of this thread ARE doing court.
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Around a year ago, a few people I knew got parking tickets from Parking Eye and ignored them, and never heard back. But a few months ago, a family member received one, ignored it like others have and then got sent a Northamptonshire Court Summons letter from Parking Eye.

The ticket was from over staying in a car park in Cambridge.

Is there anything they can do, I know now that you shouldn't ignore this, but is it possible to get out of it now, or will they have to pay the £150+ fine?

I believe that it doesn't matter who the driver was now? You cannot see the driver in the pictures they attached.
I am a bit concerned that OP's query may have been overlooked as this thread appears to have been hijacked by E34M5 and is now quite confusing.

So just in case the original post by 7ewis has got missed.......

1. You need to go to MCOL, file the Acknowledgment of Service, and request time to defend. This extends the time for filing a defence to 28 days

2. There is a useful post here by Coupon-mad (she posts as schoolrunmum on PPP)

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?...t=#entry862298

Follow the links and you will get an idea of how to formulate a defence

3. Have you complained to the hotel? They can cancel the charge even at this late stage.

See THIS thread for success stories, including hotels, and see post 3 for advice on making a successful complaint

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=4766249

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I'm a retired employment solicitor. Hopefully some of my comments might be useful, but they are only my opinion and not intended as legal advice.

Letter Before Claim from a parking company? DO NOT IGNORE - THE NEXT STEP IS COURT ACTION. See my thread (page 1 of the parking forum) and FIGHT BACK!
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''There is a useful post here by Coupon-mad (she posts as schoolrunmum on PPP)''

Link didn't work, did you mean to post this one, Daisy?

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?...0&gopid=862298

HTH - follow the links, 7ewis.
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012/13!

CLICK on '>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking>' end of the small blue 'Home>Forums>' link, top of the page, to see current threads.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless it was in Scotland or NI.

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Around a year ago, a few people I knew got parking tickets from Parking Eye and ignored them, and never heard back. But a few months ago, a family member received one, ignored it like others have and then got sent a Northamptonshire Court Summons letter from Parking Eye.

The ticket was from over staying in a car park in Cambridge.

Is there anything they can do, I know now that you shouldn't ignore this, but is it possible to get out of it now, or will they have to pay the £150+ fine?

I believe that it doesn't matter who the driver was now? You cannot see the driver in the pictures they attached.

Any update? Got it cancelled by the retail managers yet by loudly complaining? Do update your thread. Help is out there, see this to help with your case, I do hope you haven't folded.

http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co...ring-with.html

A lot has happened with PE small claims in recent weeks, read the blogs there.
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012/13!

CLICK on '>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking>' end of the small blue 'Home>Forums>' link, top of the page, to see current threads.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless it was in Scotland or NI.
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