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Court Claim - Letter attached - Urgent

edited 28 August 2018 at 10:27AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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BurnhillBurnhill Forumite
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edited 28 August 2018 at 10:27AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
Hey,

I've attached the full letter, with sensitive details omitted, to the post.

We've received a court claim for £249.25 for parking at a private retail parking lot, which at the time had no functioning retail store open. Unfortunately, having been on holiday, we now only have 5 days to reply to the letter (14 days + 5 for service) and I would like to contest this, even if we end up paying only part of it.

Some particulars:
  • Our car was in the car park for 2 1/2 hours max
  • We have not responded to any previous letter

I assume I should complete the Acknowledgement of Service (AOS) at moneyclaim.gov.uk to get extra time? What's our best defence going forward? How should we word and what evidence would we need for our defence? All help would be appreciated!

Thank you!
Burnhill

p.s. can't add url as I'm a new user, but the link is below, just add https:// in front of it.. sorry!
de-6.offcloud.com/cloud/download/5b85107c550feb55673d76be/CPM_Letter_-_Reduced.pdf
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