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    • cs981khx
    • By cs981khx 9th Oct 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:04 PM
    Gladstoned 9th Oct 17 at 10:04 PM
    Gladstoned!

    Hi All,

    Looking for advise, few months ago I parked at one of Parking premises and paid for an hour. I overstayed for I think about 20 minutes. Since then I've been receiving notices from private parking and their "affiliates". Most advice online said that you can ignore them and carry on with your life, I've received a letter from Gladstones Solicitors last week quoting a case and notifying me again to pay a fine within 14 days otherwise they would start the proceedings.

    Need to know a few things:

    - Do I have a case to defend?
    - If there is a very good chance then it might worth the hassle.
    - Weekdays are quite busy for me with regards to work, if court hearing takes the whole day my loss of income will be significantly more than the fine.
    - I have no knowledge of law so not sure how to put up defence

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by cs981khx; 16-10-2017 at 4:15 PM.
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 9th Oct 17, 10:09 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:09 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:09 PM
    edit the above and remove any details of who the driver was

    forums are monitored by parking companies

    for 4.5 yearrs the advice on here is APPEAL, dont ignore

    IGNORING is what got you this far , instead of winning at popla

    1) you may win , you may not , court is a lottery and judge bingo presides

    2) read the NEWBIES sticky thread post #2 that deals with any LBC or MCOL

    post #9 deals with acronyms

    are you sure its from GLADRAGS and not drom DRP on gladrags headed notepaper ?

    does it say to contact DRP ?

    DOES THE REFERENCE START WITH A 3 ?

    seems more likely to be a DRP letter to me , not from gladrags at all and its unlikely gladrags wrote it , or posted it
    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
    • cs981khx
    • By cs981khx 9th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
    Thanks for the reply Redx

    Yes I should have put the matter to rest at POPLA but didn't know about it until it was too late.
    I will go through the NEWBIES sticky.

    are you sure its from GLADRAGS and not drom DRP on gladrags headed notepaper ?
    It might be from DRP

    does it say to contact DRP ?
    Yes it does say that

    DOES THE REFERENCE START WITH A 3 ?
    No reference doesn't start with A3
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 9th Oct 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:35 PM
    Have you at any point contacted the car park owner - in most cases this will not be the parking company.
    if you do, post on here what you intend to send first
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 9th Oct 17, 11:40 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:40 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:40 PM
    does it say to contact DRP ?
    Yes it does say that
    Originally posted by cs981khx
    It's a debt collectors letter and post#4 of the NEWBIES thread has full details on how to deal with it.
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    • cs981khx
    • By cs981khx 16th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
    Contact land owner
    • #6
    • 16th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
    No I didn't contact the land owner
    Should I be doing that? I don't even know how to find out who owns the land
    • Redx
    • By Redx 16th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
    google or pay the LAND REGISTRY a small fee
    (ask on site in one of the premises is also a good idea too)

    and you still have not edited post #1 either
    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
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