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    • brobbo89
    • By brobbo89 16th Mar 17, 6:58 PM
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    Equita Letter
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    • 16th Mar 17, 6:58 PM
    Equita Letter 16th Mar 17 at 6:58 PM
    Evening everyone,
    got a tricky one for you
    My girlfriend has no knowledge of ever getting a parking ticket, she hasn't received a letter stating she has received a ticket but today she received a letter from EQuita which I understand are under the same umbrella as Parking eye.

    They state that they have tried to contact her recently about an unpaid parking charge and are asking for £160 in Full.

    Does anyone know how to approach this as obviously we have no details of when and where this has happened,this is the first mail we have had about such thing

    kind regards
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 16th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
    Advice for debt collectors (Equita is one of those) is to ignore them - see NEWBIES FAQ sticky, post #4. Debt collectors are powerless.

    The fact that Equita are linked to PE is, perversely, rather good news for you. PE are the most litigious parking company in existence, issuing in excess of 25,000 court proceedings per year.

    The fact they haven't proceeded to court in this case (preferring to use a debt collector) suggests they either don't have a good case, or the landholder they've contracted with won't give them permission to open court proceedings against motorists who have used their car park.

    This isn't a guarantee it won't get to a court stage, so you need to be watchful about what drops through the letterbox - don't ignore any court papers, come back if anything from the court is received.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • brobbo89
    • By brobbo89 16th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
    After further digging the story is about to unfold tremendously
    I went onto parking eye and had a look to see if I can get the photo evidence.
    on the off chance I used the "client reference" as the PCN reference and blow me it worked.
    Turns out this ticket is from August 2015 when she visited the cinema with our son.
    The car park operated a free parking policy for Cinema customers, we know this as we have used the facility where you enter the reg numerous times so know the score.
    It seems Parking eye have issued a CCJ on my partners Credit file for this FREE PARKING ticket as the dates add up it seems.

    so it seems she's in a right state of affairs, any advice would be greatly appreciated
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 17th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
    Sounds like they have traced her because the car's registered address from 2015 has changed and all letters will have been going there, up until now. Read these:

    And let us help you, we do this too often...the parking 'profession' are an absolute disgrace and this issue is a national scandal. Has she definitely got a CCJ to set aside? If so then follow what is explained in the links there and shout if she gets stuck. You can assist her but it's her case to set aside in her name, and she must attend hearings (worth it to wipe the CCJ).

    Or she can get consent from PE to set it aside (no hearing) as shown there in the links, but that involves paying the charge as well as a fee. You do realise parking firms can and do charge £70 - £100 or so, for overstays in a free car park? That's what the ParkingEye v Beavis case at the Supreme Court was all about in 2015! Guess who won...
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 17-03-2017 at 10:17 AM.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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