Litter Warden Fine wrong name

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  • robatwork
    robatwork Posts: 7,086 Forumite
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    It doesn't sound like an error in fact, more in transcription.

    I once had a speeding ticket but the date was one day out. When I pointed that out to the issuing force they cancelled it. However that's a factual error. It's a reasonable interpretation that Ms. Ichim is well aware the fine to Ms. Khim is valid. She should go to court and argue it - get her to take her passport. Let us know the outcome.
  • cattom
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    when we first moved here, house hadn't been lived in for many years. when we been here about 3 months, received a letter addressed to someone I never heard of. had private and confidential stamped on it, and also so&so town crown court. do not reply to this address. 
    didn't know what to do, so wrote on the envelope 'RTS. NOT KNOWN AT THIS ADDRESS.' never heard any more about it.
  • pogofish
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    edited 19 September 2021 at 12:48PM
    Litter tickets sit slightly higher up the legal food chain than parking tickets, so whilst an incorrect name would immediately be fatal to a parking ticket, litter tickets do have a period where councils can re-issue a corrected ticket - IIRC it is six months.

    Whether they will or not is however entirely up to the council concerned - and it is the council that decides this, not any contracted private "enforcement" companies who provide the initial ticketing in some places.

    The enforcement guidelines should be found on the individual council website - or the DEFRA website, which provides the model they should all more or less stick to, so its worth having a read to see if you can get an idea of the chances of it actually going to court - there are a lot of steps they still have to get right and not all councils do - especially where private enforcement is involved.  Those firms have a lot of past form for cutting corners and issuing tickets against the guidelines that simply would not stand-up in court.
  • pogofish
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    Also, if a "misunderstanding" is involved, is it just a litter ticket? 

    This is because if a Flytipping ticket has been issued, she really needs to get proper legal advice as the guidelines are even stricter but the levels of penalties/punishments are considerably higher.
  • MaryNB
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    cattom said:
    when we first moved here, house hadn't been lived in for many years. when we been here about 3 months, received a letter addressed to someone I never heard of. had private and confidential stamped on it, and also so&so town crown court. do not reply to this address. 
    didn't know what to do, so wrote on the envelope 'RTS. NOT KNOWN AT THIS ADDRESS.' never heard any more about it.
    That's different. OP's friend was the intended recipient.. She had incurred the fine. There was a typo in her surname so she ignored it because according to the OP "the person named does not exist". 
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