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    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 24th May 17, 8:06 PM
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    Debt Recovery Plus letter
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    • 24th May 17, 8:06 PM
    Debt Recovery Plus letter 24th May 17 at 8:06 PM
    Hi, I need some advice please.

    I received a parking ticket from PPS in December 2015. They sent me a pile of letters for about 6 months saying pay this and pay that, heres a discount etc etc. Then they sent me letters from Debt Recovery Plus talking about potential court proceedings which were ignored once again.

    A year and some months later I received another letter now from Debt Recovery Plus telling me I must pay £160 quid within 14 days or they will pass the failure to pay back to PPS who then will take action with their solicitor to take me to court in order to get the money. Letter had red writing on the top of it.

    Must I ring and pay the money or ignore it? I think PPS is now part of IPC but not sure about BPA.

    Whats the best course of action?


    Many thanks
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 24th May 17, 8:10 PM
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5035663
    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 24th May 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:15 PM
    Thanks, I had a look. In a nutshell; IGNORE.

    My question is, lets say I ignore. Then PPS takes action to take me to court and that will cost me money.

    Can PPS do that? Is IPC accreditation enough for them to take court action?
    • waamo
    • By waamo 24th May 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:19 PM
    Yes they can take you to court. MSE has an excellent track record of seeing off court cases though. Also just because they can it doesn't mean they will.

    Court cases often cost more for the company than they get so many don't bother.
    This space for hire.
    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 24th May 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:22 PM
    Thank you once again. First time someone has chased me up a year and some months later so I'm a bit worried. Generally speaking are they likely to give it a rest for 160 quid or would they push for court?
    • waamo
    • By waamo 24th May 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:34 PM
    PPS rarely do court. They seem to pick on easy targets. Here are the figures http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Premier_Parking_Solutions.html
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 24th May 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:34 PM
    they will huff ,, they will puff ,,, and then toss a coin

    the debt collectors can do nothing , they do not get paid if you do not pay up

    the parking co will inflate the figure , often in the £200 + bracket

    HOWEVER

    the origional charge cannot exceed £100 , and thats all they "legally" get IF they take you to court and IF they win

    yup there will be about £50 -£75 in vcourt costs , but hell , that will be less than they are asking now

    you would fight them , cause them pain and costs , upto the point where they have to blow £100-300 on a person to turn up to fight you , good news , they cannot claim this back!!

    ignore the debt collectors - zenith next (check address footer) offering you a discount ,

    dont contact them

    hold fast if the PPC want to play - let them!

    if you move house etc , you need to inform the parking co , because they may try for a default win at your old address
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 24th May 17, 8:38 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:38 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:38 PM
    Hi, I need some advice please.

    I received a parking ticket from PPS in December 2015. They sent me a pile of letters for about 6 months saying pay this and pay that, heres a discount etc etc. Then they sent me letters from Debt Recovery Plus talking about potential court proceedings which were ignored once again.

    A year and some months later I received another letter now from Debt Recovery Plus telling me I must pay £160 quid within 14 days or they will pass the failure to pay back to PPS who then will take action with their solicitor to take me to court in order to get the money. Letter had red writing on the top of it.

    Must I ring and pay the money or ignore it? I think PPS is now part of IPC but not sure about BPA.

    Whats the best course of action?


    Many thanks
    Originally posted by damsdee
    MUST be the 6th post today I have replied to about DRP

    There is no must about paying this very low life
    debt collector

    IGNORE DRP THEY ARE THE DREGS AND ARE POWERLESS

    The best course of action is to ignore these rogues THEY CAN DO NOTHING

    Somebody said to me recently about DRP
    "What a load of plonkers!
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 24th May 17, 8:41 PM
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    • 24th May 17, 8:41 PM
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    Thank you once again. First time someone has chased me up a year and some months later so I'm a bit worried. Generally speaking are they likely to give it a rest for 160 quid or would they push for court?
    Originally posted by damsdee
    Debt collectors have no bearing on whether you would be taken to court or not they are just lazy letter senders that try to frighten people to get their cut.
    The PPC charge was not £160 was it I suspect it was £100 and the £60 has been added on by the dopey debt collector Muppets.
    PPS could take you to the small claims court though they are unlikely to for one claim but who knows.

    Their membership of the IPC is immaterial your local plumber could take you to court if he thought you owed him money.

    Calm down ignore the idiots and come back if you get anything resembling real court papers.
    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 24th May 17, 10:42 PM
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    Thanks a bunch guys, you been absolute legends.

    Yes you are right. It was £100 for the ticket.

    I have moved house. Therefore I should call PPS and tell them I have moved and inform them of my new address? The DRP letter was sent to the old address for some reason and my ex landlord informed me of it. Even though she can't open letters addressed to me I'm sure.

    But if I call PPS and tell them my address change. Doesn't that mean I am admitting to the ticket etc?
    • waamo
    • By waamo 24th May 17, 10:46 PM
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    Never, ever, ever ring. Write or email. If you ring they will try and get you to admit being the driver. They will pressure you into paying.

    Do not ring. Never ever ring. Don't even think of ringing.
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    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 24th May 17, 11:02 PM
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    Ok got that. But I should email them and inform of my address change yes?

    Also how should i word my email without admitting i was driving the car. Just say that the letter I have received from them regarding a parking ticket has gone to my old address and here is my new address?

    Also assuming court happens, does that go onto my criminal record/credit record(CCJ)?

    As you can tell I'm a complete newb. Never dealt with anything like this!
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 24th May 17, 11:12 PM
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    how should i word my email without admitting i was driving the car. Just say that the letter I have received from them regarding a parking ticket has gone to my old address and here is my new address?
    Yes.

    Also assuming court happens, does that go onto my criminal record/credit record(CCJ)?
    No! It's NOT a criminal matter, more like Judge Rinder on TV...with them (or a hired rep) saying you owe them money and you evidencing why you are not liable/there was no agreed contract.

    Even if a person loses at a small claim hearing, and pays the £175-odd if the Judge actually finds for the PPC, there is NO CCJ, no effect on credit rating. Your only danger of that is by having an old address where they are sending the letters, in case you missed/ignored a court claim until it was too late. That's why you must inform them of the new address, and keep your free proof of posting from the PO Counter (no, not signed for, NOT recorded or special delivery of course...and not just posted in a post box with no proof/receipt).

    You don't even have to sit on the naughty step if you lost a small claim case, it is nothing really! Well worth fighting, and we WIN.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 24-05-2017 at 11:15 PM.
    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.

    • damsdee
    • By damsdee 25th May 17, 11:25 AM
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    Fantastic. I have done exactly that. Emailed PPS saying that I have received a letter regarding the parking ticket referenced with no. xxxxxxxx and then asked to send any further corresponding letters to my new address which is xxxxxxxxx.

    Just to double check, I don't have to email DRP as well do I?
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 25th May 17, 11:33 AM
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    Fantastic. I have done exactly that. Emailed PPS saying that I have received a letter regarding the parking ticket referenced with no. xxxxxxxx and then asked to send any further corresponding letters to my new address which is xxxxxxxxx.

    Just to double check, I don't have to email DRP as well do I?
    Originally posted by damsdee
    Once you advised PPS that is enough

    FORGET ALL DRP RUBBISH
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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