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    • KGK
    • By KGK 11th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
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    Parking charge from MET parking services threatening court action.
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    • 11th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
    Parking charge from MET parking services threatening court action. 11th Jul 17 at 1:04 PM
    Hi,

    I received a parking charge from MET Parking Services for parking outside my place of work where I have permission to do. They have rejected my apology for failing to place the permit in the window or the fact that I had only started there that week and had not had time to get an adhesive sticker to make it permanent. On the grounds that I have broken no law, nor had In any way hindered or blocked anyone else I am refusing to pay the charge. I have now received a text on my mobile asking me to contact DRP which is a debt recovery service and requesting £160. I questioned how they had got hold of my number but could not say. I've refused to pay but they now say it will be passed for court action. I've been informed that a charge is not enforceable but is this correct and I don't want to end with CCJ against my name or further costs. Advice please.
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 11th Jul 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:19 PM
    read post #4 of the NEWBIES sticky thread

    and read this too

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5035663

    DRP can do nothing , IGNORE them


    if it went to court , if you lost , pay the judgment , promptly , that way there is no CCJ

    a CCJ is issued to no-payers after 28 days has elapsed following a court judgment , so if you lose , pay
    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
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 11th Jul 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:25 PM
    Hi,

    I received a parking charge from MET Parking Services for parking outside my place of work where I have permission to do. They have rejected my apology for failing to place the permit in the window or the fact that I had only started there that week and had not had time to get an adhesive sticker to make it permanent.

    On the grounds that I have broken no law, nor had In any way hindered or blocked anyone else I am refusing to pay the charge. I have now received a text on my mobile asking me to contact DRP which is a debt recovery service and requesting £160. I questioned how they had got hold of my number but could not say.

    I've refused to pay but they now say it will be passed for court action. I've been informed that a charge is not enforceable but is this correct and I don't want to end with CCJ against my name or further costs. Advice please.
    Originally posted by KGK
    Block the number on your mobile and calm down about it all.

    Apart from reading post #4 of the NEWBIES thread, I really want you to Google:

    BMPA Insight MET

    Then come back, having read how many court claims MET has ever tried...
    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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