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Am I too late - should I just pay up?

Dan_Sin
Dan_Sin Posts: 21 Forumite
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edited 9 October 2020 at 12:36AM in Parking tickets, fines & parking
I am (intentionally) homeless and living in Airbnb's.  I use a friend's address for post (as I am usually outside the UK) and that has continued even though I am in England because of the virus.  The sending of post to me has been sporadic - as most of it is just junk mail - but in the latest batch I received 3 letters about a carpark fine.
1) Dated 30th July 2020 - from Bank Park - outlining the case and asking for the Parking Charge Amount (over £50.)
2) Dated 28th Aug 2020 - from Bank Park - a reminder notice and asking for nearly twice as much.
3) Dated 14th Sept 2020 - Notice of Debt recovery from dcbl - asking for the two amounts added together.
The situation was that I parked in a retail space as there was an arrangement with the venue I was dropping someone off at (he is disabled) for a couple of hours late at night (when the shop was closed.)  I parked in the evening of 20/7/20.  I did see notices but thought they did not apply to this shop.  I had been overseas for over a year since the last time I had used this space and had not realised that the arrangement had been ended.
Not sure where I should go from here; dcbl are asking either to pay or phone them to discuss but I thought I should post here before doing anything.
I doubt if it changes things but I am planning to move to Scotland in a couple of weeks - lockdown permitting.
Any advice would be welcome.
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  • missile
    missile Posts: 11,684 Forumite
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    If I were you I would pay up.

    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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  • Le_Kirk
    Le_Kirk Posts: 22,269 Forumite
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    edited 8 October 2020 at 4:03PM
    Go to the NEWBIE sticky on page one of the forum; all the information/advice you require is there.  If you are trying to view the forum on a phone, you will lose half the functionality, you need to be on a PC/lappy/tablet.
  • missile
    missile Posts: 11,684 Forumite
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    Umkomaas said:
    missile said:
    If I were you I would pay up.
    Please explain, let's have a proper informed discussion before the OP blindly follows your one-liner. 
    OP said he committed the offense and in his circumstances I would pay up.
    The OP may find a way to avoid paying by "Go to the NEWBIE sticky on page one of the forum; all the information/advice you require is there." What else is there to discuss? 

    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home :iloveyou:
  • Dan_Sin
    Dan_Sin Posts: 21 Forumite
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    Thanks for your comments.  I will read the newbie sticky AGAIN and see if I can make sense of it.  Still not sure what to do but thanks for your help.
  • nosferatu1001
    nosferatu1001 Posts: 12,961 Forumite
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    Thats what the newbies thread is for. It instructs you on what to do based on teh stage you are at. You are at the "debt" collector stage. 
  • D_P_Dance
    D_P_Dance Posts: 11,503 Forumite
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      I will read the newbie sticky AGAIN and see if I can make sense of it

    Please do so, it is not rocket science.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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