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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
I have an ongoing situation with MET parking, over a PCN issued in Stansted in July 2017. I overstayed by about 10 minutes, and was in receipt of a PCN for £100! No means to make a payment as I had no phone with me, and Starbucks at the time told me to ignore them! Anyway, a year on, and I haven't managed to get the PCN reversed yet, and really don't have time to read pages of forums, write copious letters etc, so I have basically denied being the driver and waited for them to do their worst. Anyway, now on dept collection agency no 3 and I would like to get this wrapped up once and for all.

Bearing in mind the time consuming nature of the whole appeals process, I have seen an advert for http://privateparkingappeals.co.uk to deal with this for £20. Well worth it if they can sort this out - has anyone used them?
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  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    nobody here will recommend using any private company , including the one you listed


    we recommend a D I Y approach
  • KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    Have you seen their trustpilot reviews?
  • Hi there,


    I suggest you google them for some reviews before parting with any money:


    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/privateparkingappeals.co.uk
  • Half_wayHalf_way Forumite
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    Take a look at the sticky thread, its free.

    Not only will you save money you will also gain knowledge, and be in a position to help others.


    Two quick questions, was this starbucks own car park?
    and what do you mean by "about 10 minutes"? 11? 9? 15? less/ more??
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  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences, aided and abetted by a handful of low-rent solicitors.

    Parking Eye, CPM, Smart, and another company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each year). They lose most of them, and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P. for unprofessional conduct

    Hospital car parks and residential complex tickets have been especially mentioned.

    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 House of Commons recently

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41 recently.

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind they will be out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
  • QuentinQuentin Forumite
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    You already have a thread running over this, where you were advised to expect debt collectors! And nothing you can do to wrap it up with debt collectors except pay it (not recommended)


    You should keep everything in the one thread.


    PM a board guide and ask for your threads to be merged


    And edit your OP - you give details of the driver then contradict yourself by saying there has been a denial over who was driving


    The ppcs monitor here and can use your posts against you
  • twhitehousescattwhitehousescat Forumite
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    Ms_Brush wrote: »
    I have an ongoing situation with MET parking, over a PCN issued in Stansted in July 2017. I overstayed by about 10 minutes, and was in receipt of a PCN for £100! No means to make a payment as I had no phone with me, and Starbucks at the time told me to ignore them! Anyway, a year on, and I haven't managed to get the PCN reversed yet, and really don't have time to read pages of forums, write copious letters etc, so I have basically denied being the driver and waited for them to do their worst. Anyway, now on dept collection agency no 3 and I would like to get this wrapped up once and for all.

    Bearing in mind the time consuming nature of the whole appeals process, I have seen an advert for http://privateparkingappeals.co.uk to deal with this for £20. Well worth it if they can sort this out - has anyone used them?


    fantastic , recommended by the nursing profession of wales (not)
  • tbootboo Forumite
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    Is this PNC the same as this thread



    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=73081869#post73081869


    Costa


    and this thread


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5774130


    Starbucks



    both were in August at Stansted but one was Costa and the other Starbucks


    If they are the same then best get them merged
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  • Ms_BrushMs_Brush Forumite
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    What's is the ppcs?
    And yes, same issue. Can someone merge please?
    All I wanted was an opinion about the company saying they could deal with appeals, looks like they could be just as bad as the parking companies.
    I really don't have the time to unpick all this - who can I trust to help me deal with this without having to delve into all the detail in the threads? How much would it cost to take to a bona fide solicitor?
    Thank you
  • waamowaamo Forumite
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    A solicitor will be useless. Just tell your story in one thread and then follow the advice.
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