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    • ld123
    • By ld123 9th Aug 17, 5:52 PM
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    County court claim for SIP ticket
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    • 9th Aug 17, 5:52 PM
    County court claim for SIP ticket 9th Aug 17 at 5:52 PM
    Hello,

    I am hoping that posting a new thread is correct - I have read through the newbies thread and have come to this conclusion as my case has got to a county claims court!

    I have received a County court claim letter stating I owe £242 for breaching the terms of parking outside my apartment last year. However, I have always been paying £50 a month (for approximately a year) via the mobile app for my parking, which is why I ignored all previous communications regarding this (stupid in hindsight, I know)

    The only thing I can imagine that may have happened is I missed the deadline to renew the monthly lease (this would have been by a matter of minutes, no more than an hour or two) or a malfunction with the app. I am sure I will be able to provide evidence from the monthly payments via my bank statements.

    The charges are £167 for the claim, £25 court fee and £50 legal representatives costs. The car park has since been closed (around 3 months now) and I have had to find alternative parking.

    The car is a company car which I am the keeper - letters have been going to my parents as I presume my work have this address registered so I don't often get them in time either; I believe they contacted my workplace who ignored the previous letters too. I just wondered if I should go ahead and pay this fine or if I can challenge it?

    Any advice would be much appreciated, I don't want to give too much away on here as advised previously so if I have missed any vital information please let me know! And apologies if I should not have started a new thread - I couldn't see anything about county claims court, only a brief mention of CCJs?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by ld123; 13-08-2017 at 8:51 PM.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 16th Sep 17, 1:45 PM
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    I would genuinely much rather pay a small fee to have the case over and done with
    So would most people - the thought is quite scary and intimidating as well as a waste of a day - but seeing as that is not possible, you must defend. You are most likely to have to appear at a hearing, yes. The only other thing Gladstones are sometimes doing, is discontinuing much later on than this, just before a hearing (same week) in which case you can then claim costs by writing to the local Judge.

    But yep, most go to a hearing and 99% of people coached here, win.
    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.

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