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    • Catw0man
    • By Catw0man 19th Apr 17, 2:16 PM
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    Letter before legal action
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:16 PM
    Letter before legal action 19th Apr 17 at 2:16 PM
    I received a letter today from DRP who have been instructed by UK Parking Control to get immediate settlement of £160. This is for a parking charge from 4/2/14, so more than 3 years ago, it's the first letter I have received since mid 2014.
    The letter states that if I don't pay in the next 14 days it will be recommended that it is referred to their solicitor to commence court proceedings.
    I am in Scotland and have ignored all previous letters (I no longer have them as I recently discarded them as I didn't expect to hear anything anymore after such a long period). I am slightly panicked as recently someone in my town received court action regarding parking charges and it was enforced, it was a sizeable sum.
    Should I be doing anything or carry on ignoring it?
    Thank you
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 19th Apr 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:31 PM
    read the NEWBIES sticky thread , and

    IGNORE drp
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 19th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:35 PM
    As long as the driver isn't identified, as you live in Scotland, the registered keeper is bombproof. Do as Redx advises.
    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.
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