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    • By 4th Mar 18, 12:00 PM
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    Wrong Name on PCN
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    • 4th Mar 18, 12:00 PM
    Wrong Name on PCN 4th Mar 18 at 12:00 PM
    We lease a company vehicle and yesterday received a PCN in the post. Guilty as charged, but the PCN was address incorrectly. The company name was given as that of a company we struck off some 10-15 years ago. The present company has the same name but with a (UK) apended before the Limited. Our lease agreement is correctly named. Presumably Parking Eye would need to re-issue the PCN to the correcly named company, but if they did that, they would be well outside the 30 day notice period. Am I OK on this stance? Any advice would be welcome.
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    • nosferatu1001
    • By nosferatu1001 4th Mar 18, 1:13 PM
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    No such thing as a 30 day period

    What company name is on the v5? It not having the specific name is unlikely to make it invalid.
    • By 5th Mar 18, 4:12 PM
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    The leasing company is named on the V5 as the registered keeper
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    • By kryten3000 5th Mar 18, 5:51 PM
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    I would be waiting until the last possible moment to point out their mistake and to prevent them re-issuing.

    Did the Notice to Keeper include a copy of the hire/lease agreement?
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 5th Mar 18, 6:51 PM
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    I would simply use the style of appeal from a company that you find written several times by Edna Basher. Try searching 'ABC' (and change the search to SHOW POSTS not threads) on this forum, as he always calls the firm 'ABC Company' when he writes a draft appeal like the one you need.

    DO NOT ignore or wait or play games with the company name even though you are right. Use an 'Edna Basher special' in the name of the correct company that leases the vehicle, and we doubt very much that ParkingEye did this correctly:
    Did the Notice to Keeper include a copy of the hire/lease agreement?
    Edna Basher's appeal covers the fact PE fail to serve a compliant NTH, which is how the company appellant will win at POPLA, as long as you ALSO know that your company will have to spell out to POPLA (because they are terrible like that and have got 'advice' from a 'sector expert') like this:

    The bit starting ''POPLA don't you dare assume...'' will be needed at POPLA stage to avoid to truly IDIOTIC advice they got from their so-called 'sector expert' recently that made POPLA suddenly move the goalposts and assume (wrongly and in horrendously anti-consumer style) that every company car is being driven by a company employee, all the time on 'company business' even if it's actually another family member doing their food shopping on a Sunday!
    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.

    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 5th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences.

    Parking Eye, Smart and a smaller company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (who take hundreds of these cases to court, and nearly always lose), who have also been reported to the regulatory authority.

    The problem has become so rampant that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers. Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind most of these companies may well be put out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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