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    • geoff1057
    • By geoff1057 4th Apr 17, 8:26 PM
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    Smart parking ,DRP charge, SHOCK
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    • 4th Apr 17, 8:26 PM
    Smart parking ,DRP charge, SHOCK 4th Apr 17 at 8:26 PM
    Hi, today i had a demand for payment - unpaid PCN £160 from DRP .Came as a shock , saying that they are writing on behalf of Smart Parking. Unknown to me ,they sent the first letter to my previous address, (as i just moved house and not yet informed the DVLA) but it wasnt passed on , so the charge is now in the hands of DRP. Of course i dispute this decision , and have asked them for proof of the said incident, but they said that any proof will be sent straight to the courts.Can they do this ?? Really worried , am going for a mortgage soon worried about CCJ , NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT, thanks, Em
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 31st Jul 17, 1:27 PM
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    Gladstones being legit is highly debatable as they are so incompetent

    Due to the way they behave so badly and as they are regulated
    by the SRA, makes everyone wonder if indeed the SRA are legit.

    If the letter does not say LBA OR SIMILAR, then its the wheezy
    DRP attempting to extort money.

    This is a letter that you should copy to your MP and Trading Standards
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 31st Jul 17, 1:49 PM
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    If the reference number on the letter starts 1xxxxx, it's definitely from Gladstones. If it starts 3xxxxx, then it's DRP using a pimped out letterhead.
    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.
    • geoff1057
    • By geoff1057 31st Jul 17, 7:51 PM
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    Yes to add, the ref number starts with 3, just keeps saying to send money, ring DRP, pay by instalments, etc. Goes onto say case, Beavis v parking eye 2015, but just reads rubbish.Have sent out LBAs myself and this is DEFINATELY not an LBA. Letter isn't even dated and is just signed Gladstone Solicitors. Any ideas what I will receive next. Thanks for all your reassurances guys.
    Emma
    Last edited by geoff1057; 31-07-2017 at 7:55 PM.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 31st Jul 17, 9:24 PM
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    Any ideas what I will receive next.
    Possibly offers to settle at a lower amount, possibly a LBA - hard to predict. Stay vigilant, don't sleepwalk into a default judgment by overlooking real court stuff.

    But you're not there presently. You know they have 6 years to pursue you through the small claims court?

    Chances of Smart Parking taking court action? Extremely unlikely, but we never say never, especially given the 6 years window.

    http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Smart_Parking.html

    Look at parking charges to court cases ratio!
    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.
    • geoff1057
    • By geoff1057 1st Aug 17, 11:59 AM
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    Still, I have never received a letter from smart parking, even though I have sent them my address. I have only had letters from DRP, will of course keep an eye on these letters and if I suspect one as being official ,or an LBA ,I will of course return to this forum for more info . Again thank you so much guys for all your support. Emma
    • geoff1057
    • By geoff1057 1st Aug 17, 12:01 PM
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    Can I just ask , if anything does come which would be official , would it be directly from Smart Parking. Thanks Em.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 1st Aug 17, 12:46 PM
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    It might be. Or it might be from Gladstones on behalf of Smart. It should be quite obvious it is a real LBA given the replies in this thread.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • geoff1057
    • By geoff1057 1st Aug 17, 8:21 PM
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    Was looking at the link showing how many notices had been issued over the years by Smart Parking to actual court cases which was nil ,would that mean also that no LBAs have been issued by them . Thank you Emma
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 1st Aug 17, 8:34 PM
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    Not necessarily LBAs, no actual court claims.
    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.
    • nosferatu1001
    • By nosferatu1001 2nd Aug 17, 6:49 AM
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    A letter before action is simply a letter
    It isnt recorded anywhere, and while it is part of the court process, it deos not mean a claim has started.
    So of course, it is not recorded anywhere

    I could send out 10,000 LBAs to random people, and not start a single claim. I will show as having started...0 claims.
    • phensic
    • By phensic 20th Aug 17, 6:33 PM
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    Newbies thread ???????????????
    Where are the newbies threads ???????????????????????????????/
    • Ralph-y
    • By Ralph-y 20th Aug 17, 7:02 PM
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163&order=desc

    at the top of this link

    Ralph
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