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edited 8 January 2018 at 10:50PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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  • markudmanmarkudman Forumite
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    Got this Today

    Dear
    Thank you for your email and copy correspondence with
    Housing. I note your concerns that
    have entered into a contractual arrangement with PCM to control parking on behalf of tenants. This is not a matter that the Trading Standards Service can investigate.
    Yours sincerely

    Trading Standards Manager
    We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
  • CastleCastle Forumite
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    Are the Service Charge Accounts subject to audit?
  • markudmanmarkudman Forumite
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    Got this today, I was starting to think Gladstones did not exist, lets see what they send me next LOL.

    You have previously been written to requesting settlement of a parking charge. Due to the absence of payment or a valid appeal against the charge, our client has instructed us to recover the total amount due to them as shown above.
    As all other attempts have failed, our client may now instruct us to take legal action against you in the County Court. To prevent such action you must pay the full amount outstanding within 14 davs of the date of this letter.
    You can make payment directly to TRACE Debt Recovery UK Limited online by visiting https://www.tracerecovery.co.uk or by calling 03300 080 477.
    It is important that you understand that if a County Court Judgment ('CCJ') is registered against you then this could seriously affect your chances of obtaining credit in the future as this information can be made available to any interested parties via the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines, and will remain there for 6 years. Additional court fees and legal costs may be recoverable from you if a CCJ is obtained and can be enforced by a County Court bailiff.
    If you are unsure about anything contained within this letter, you should seek advice from a solicitor or contact one of the following organisations who may be able to help you: Citizens Advice, Civil Legal Advice, Step Change Debt Charity, National Debtline, Advice UK, or Christians Against Poverty.
    Yours sincerely,
    Gladstones Solicitors
    We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
  • markudmanmarkudman Forumite
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    My wife is also a Mr, be interesting if she turned up to court and they said they are looking for Mr not Mrs
    We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
  • KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    That latest letter is a debt collector's letter. It just happens to be on Gladstones' headed paper.

    Post #4 of the NEWBIES FAQ sticky thread give comprehensive guidance on how to deal with debt collector's letters.
  • nosferatu1001nosferatu1001 Forumite
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    REspond to Gladstones with the PCN reference, asking about their most recent correspendence and stating you need them to comply with the PAP on debt claims, not least with respect to the deadline needing to be 30 days.

    THey will respond stating they dont know what youre talking about. Because THEY dont have the PCN ref yet. THis confirms the TRACE letter is a FALSE INSTRUMENT and would be hilarious to show in court.

    If you send the TRACE Ref theyll realise the issue and NOT respond
  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    You have previously been written to requesting settlement of a parking charge. Due to the absence of payment or a valid appeal against the charge, our client has instructed us to recover the total amount due to them as shown above.
    As all other attempts have failed, our client may now instruct us to take legal action against you in the County Court. To prevent such action you must pay the full amount outstanding within 14 davs of the date of this letter.
    You can make payment directly to TRACE Debt Recovery UK Limited online by visiting https://www.tracerecovery.co.uk or by calling 03300 080 477.
    It is important that you understand that if a County Court Judgment ('CCJ') is registered against you then this could seriously affect your chances of obtaining credit in the future as this information can be made available to any interested parties via the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines, and will remain there for 6 years. Additional court fees and legal costs may be recoverable from you if a CCJ is obtained and can be enforced by a County Court bailiff.
    If you are unsure about anything contained within this letter, you should seek advice from a solicitor or contact one of the following organisations who may be able to help you: Citizens Advice, Civil Legal Advice, Step Change Debt Charity, National Debtline, Advice UK, or Christians Against Poverty.
    Yours sincerely,
    Gladstones Solicitors
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
  • markudmanmarkudman Forumite
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    Thank you all again here is my reply:

    Ref:

    To Whom It May Concern,
    I refer to your letter of 03-04-18, and earlier correspondence.

    Firstly, I have no intention of paying the money demanded by your client, and any court proceedings will be vigorously defended.

    Second, should it be your client's intention to start court proceedings, they must provide a Letter Before Claim which complies with the requirements of Annex A Para 2 of the Practice Direction on Pre-action Conduct:

    http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/pro...action_conduct

    Thirdly, You need to comply with the PAP on debt claims, not least with respect to the deadline needing to be 30 days

    https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/pdf/protocols/pre-action-protocol-for-debt-claims.pdf

    Please also note that a failure and/or refusal to comply with the Practice Direction will result in a complaint being made to the court and an application for a stay of the action and costs pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 4 of the Practice Direction on non-compliance and sanctions.

    In the meantime, you should note that this charge is disputed, and you must now refer this matter back to your client and cease and desist all further contact with me. Failure to do so will result in a complaint to the Credit Services Association.

    I trust that I have made myself clear.

    Yours faithfully
    We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
  • CastleCastle Forumite
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    markudman wrote: »

    In the meantime, you should note that this charge is disputed, and you must now refer this matter back to your client and cease and desist all further contact with me. Failure to do so will result in a complaint to the Credit Services Association.

    I trust that I have made myself clear.

    Yours faithfully
    Gladstones are not in the Credit Services Association.
  • KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    Your first link doesn't work.

    There is no Annex A in the Practice Direction and it hasn't been there for several years.

    I would be using Dear Sirs rather than To Whom It May Concern.
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