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Parking charge - changed address (DVLA not notified)

edited 5 July 2017 at 9:43PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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Par_kPar_k Forumite
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Hi


Firstly I'd like to apologise if this has already been asked. I have read the forum threads and the NEWBIES thread too but cannot find anything specific to my case. I do not want to reach the letter to go to court stage.


I received two parking tickets in a staff car park with marked bays for failing to display a P&D permit.
I moved out of my family's house earlier in the year and when I went back to collect letters, found many from DRP stating that the fine which was originally £60 each is now £160 each!! I phoned DRP (before reading the forum) and explained that I'd moved but they said as I hadn't notified DVLA prior to the NTK being sent to me, that I will be taken to court if I don't pay the £320 and that I have nothing to support me in court as I hadn't notified the DVLA on time!


Please help!!
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  • pappa_golfpappa_golf Forumite
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    failing to inform the DVLA has nothing to do with this scum , "scum and Co" have written to your last known address , fortunatly for you its was your family home.

    DRP cannot start court action against you , only the parking Co or thier solisitors

    write 2 x letters clearly marked with the ticket number/VRN stating new address , sent to the PARKING COMPANY , not DRP , just change of address , don,t get in arguaments with them

    send by first class with proof of postage NOT recorded/signed for
    Save a Rachael

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  • waamowaamo Forumite
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    Which parking company is this?
  • Par_kPar_k Forumite
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    Hi


    The parking company is Secure a Space, I think on behalf of Comer Management (I have checked and they are registered with BPA)


    Thanks pappaGolf, can I just ask why to send two letters?


    Just to note, I am also okay with paying the original parking ticket if I have to, just not the inflated sum of £160 per ticket! The man I spoke to on the phone said I can't talk to Secure a Space/ Comer anymore because the only thing they'll talk to me about will be regarding court action!
  • hoohoohoohoo Forumite
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    The man was lying again.

    As a general rule, do not 'speak' to anyone parking related as they almost always are economical with the truth.

    Do everything via letters so you have a paper trail.

    If you were allowed to park there, then they probably have no case against you. Usually the signage is worded in this situation to stop trespassers. However, (a) you were not a trespasser and (b) damages for trespass are nominal, so £100 (or £160) is too much.
    Dedicated to driving up standards in parking
  • Par_kPar_k Forumite
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    Thanks for your reply hoohoo, we are allowed to park in the car park but there are two floors: On the ground floor, there are blue bays for essential users, yellow for non essential P&D and on the first floor, there are also blue and yellow but also white for another type of P&D.


    On the ground floor there is a P&D machine for the yellow bays but also the Option for Pay By Phone. There are no signs regarding the white bays on this floor.


    On the first floor, there is another machine for the white bays.


    On the first floor there are signs that show which bays are for which types of parking but does not say which machine to use.


    I am now being harassed by text message by DRP telling me to call them urgently - (they now have the mobile number I called them from). Arghh!


    I would honestly like to just pay the two fines of £60 and be done with it, but I don't think it's fair to have to pay anything on top of that to DRP! Especially not £320!! Does anyone know how I can do this or how I can pay directly to SecureaSpace? Does anyone have any experience with this?
  • pappa_golfpappa_golf Forumite
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    DRP = Block number and txt , simples ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Save a Rachael

    buy a share in crapita
  • Par_kPar_k Forumite
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    Thank you. I have blocked them but am still confused as to how (if I can at all) to pay Secure A Space for the parking charge of £60.
  • waamowaamo Forumite
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    Pay them? Who even hinted at that? Down that route madness lies.
  • pappa_golfpappa_golf Forumite
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    2 letters because there are two tickets , and they must have contacted the DVLA twice , "rent an idiot" linking to cases may be to hard for "rent an idiot" (PPC)

    2 separate letters on different dates with proof of posting from post office
    Save a Rachael

    buy a share in crapita
  • edited 30 June 2017 at 3:49PM
    Par_kPar_k Forumite
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    edited 30 June 2017 at 3:49PM
    Haha thank you for bringing some humour to this stressful situation!


    What steps do I need to take to make this go away for good?


    I am scared that because they (Secure A Space) are BPA registered, they will take this to court if I ignore the letters. Or even if I do send them my new address, that they will simply state that as I had not changed my address with the DVLA sooner, that they will say that their letters have some standing.

    I just want to put an end to all of this!
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