G24 invoice notice scotland

Hi,

First time poster and helo to everyone.

My wife got a G24ltd invoice for overstaying for about 3-4 hours in decathlon, Glasgow. She parked here as her work is across the road and previously the car park had no parking restrictions. She was unaware that they had been recently installed.

I have looked at the newbies thread, however I have a few questions needing clarification.

* I see from the newbies thread and other posts that if your in Scotland then just ignore. Some posts are now saying that will change in 2020. How will this effect my wife's invoice?

* With being in Scotland should she just completely ignore the letter, she has done so far. Should she talk to the store manager? She is a bit panicky tbh

* The letter is addressed to Mr (wife's names). It should be 'mrs', its clearly a typo. Would this invalidate the invoice seeing as its technically invoiced to someone that doesn't exist. Mr opposed to Mrs?
Granted, her name is correct but her title is not as its a male title. Might be clutching straws with this one but worth a go.

* I have have attended to the entrance/exit point of the car park. On entering there is the ANPR on a pole, attached to this pole is the parking terms sign, however it's facing into the car park and not the entrance. As such my wife didn't clearly see this sign. Would this benefit her in any way?

Thanks in advance.

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  • edited 31 December 2019 at 12:32PM
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    edited 31 December 2019 at 12:32PM
    Until the new Transport Bill, Scotland is enacted, there is no keeper liability in Scotland. Only the driver can be held liable so it is imperative that the driver's identity is never revealed.

    As far as we know, the new Bill will not be retrospective, but a government that is stupid enough to introduce a law making someone who may not have been in the car liable may be stupid enough to make the law retrospective, but it would be very unusual for that to happen.

    The keeper should always, always complain to the landowner or retail manager. The driver should not be identified.

    Other than that keep all documents safe but otherwise ignore for the next five years unless real court papers arrive from a Scottish court.

    The driver needs to find somewhere else to park from now on, or ensure they don't overstay.

    Also note that other charges may be on the way if the driver did this a few times. G24 are unlikely to try court for a one off, but if the charges mount up to several hundred or more they may think it is worth a pop.
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  • Thanks for the reply. Would anyone be able to comment on my bullet points?

    Thanks.
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    It won't

    Yes

    Typos are irrelevant

    Not really as you plan on not responding.
  • edited 31 December 2019 at 4:58PM
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    edited 31 December 2019 at 4:58PM
    Garth1985 wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply. Would anyone be able to comment on my bullet points?

    Thanks.

    I did. Any that I specifically didn't address come under the "ignore" comment.

    I suppose if you really don't want to sit on your hands you could get pics of the site and signage to file away with the other bumf you have received.
    You can do that when you go to do the keeper complaint.
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    People need to stop using other retailers' car parks while they are at work. It's parking like she and her colleagues were doing that have caused Decathlon to introduce the PPC.

    She needs to find somewhere else to park, or cover her numberplate before driving past the in/out cameras.
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  • Thanks for the replies folks.

    I have already taken images of the signs and my wife only parked there as a 1 off. Due to her work car being full, she had a hospital appointment & started work later.

    Thanks again.
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