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    • Concerned driver
    • By Concerned driver 19th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    Letter before action advicr 19th Mar 17 at 11:16 AM
    My husband, az the registered keeper, received a parking notice in January for being 19 minutes over the allowed 1 hour period. We followed advise of the time to ignore the charges believing this was something that old not be enforced. We have now received a letter before action and are now concerned as to how to proceed.... help please as we really can't afford to pay the £140 but at the same time don't want my husband to end up in court and have to pay even more
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    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 19th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
    My husband, az the registered keeper, received a parking notice in January for being 19 minutes over the allowed 1 hour period. We followed advise of the time to ignore the charges believing this was something that old not be enforced. We have now received a letter before action and are now concerned as to how to proceed.... help please as we really can't afford to pay the £140 but at the same time don't want my husband to end up in court and have to pay even more
    Originally posted by Concerned driver
    That hasnt been "advise of the time" for over a year, try peppipoo.
    Good luck you will probably need it.
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 19th Mar 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:49 PM
    This might be useful/ interesting for the op.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3381510/Meet-boy-genius-parking-fine-Joshua-18-fed-getting-tickets-set-website-help-escape-penalties.html
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    • vivatifosi
    • By vivatifosi 19th Mar 17, 2:14 PM
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    Was it in a public or private car park? There is a separate forum on MSE that is a sub forum of Motoring. Not easy for me to post link to it, but I'd try there, with a bit more info, eg the name of the org that sent the LBA.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:31 PM
    My husband, az the registered keeper, received a parking notice in January for being 19 minutes over the allowed 1 hour period. We followed advise of the time to ignore the charges believing this was something that old not be enforced. We have now received a letter before action and are now concerned as to how to proceed.... help please as we really can't afford to pay the £140 but at the same time don't want my husband to end up in court and have to pay even more
    Originally posted by Concerned driver
    That hasnt been "advise of the time" for over a year, try peppipoo.
    Good luck you will probably need it.
    Originally posted by latest flame
    Actually the advice to ignore private parking tickets has not been given on the MSE parking board since the law changed in 2012.

    pepipoo is good, but so is the MSE parking forum, which is where this thread has been moved to (but still linked from DT.)

    pepipoo however is better for council and police motoring matters as opposed to parking on private land which is completely unregulated.

    Concerned driver, please give us some more information. The name of the parking company, the date of the alleged event, when the NTK arrived, and the location of the alleged event (residential car park, retail outlet, hospital etcetera.)

    Do not reveal who was driving at any point. Parking companies read these fora.

    You should also read the Sticky thread for NEWBIES which is your one stop shop for all private parking issues.
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    • By Coupon-mad 19th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
    My husband, az the registered keeper, received a parking notice in January for being 19 minutes over the allowed 1 hour period. We followed advise of the time to ignore the charges believing this was something that old not be enforced.
    Originally posted by Concerned driver
    You read ancient threads over 3 or 4 years old! When you research on t'internet, I recommend you check the date on forum posts and always click through to page one of the right forum. Stop reading old stuff.

    We have now received a letter before action and are now concerned as to how to proceed.... help please as we really can't afford to pay the £140 but at the same time don't want my husband to end up in court and have to pay even more
    You don't pay more than about £175 even if you lost a hearing about this matter, in small claims (no CCJ, no risk, no biggie, just a life experience to fight it). Which Parking firm? Not all actually use small claims.

    And what happened when you complained to the landowner/retailer, as anyone would?
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the trail, top of this page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

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