DCB Legal - Response to first email
Long time hoverer here. I have a PCN from 2019 from my private parking space where the residential permit slipped out of the window and into the passenger footwell. As per so many, the amount is £160, £100 invoice and £60 'charges'. Received the LoC DCBL 'Legal' (ha!)
Have sent a SAR to the PPC, and the initial email (deny the debt, seeking debt advice, what legal authority do you have to add the £60 etc...)
This is the response from this afternoon:
We write in response to your email dated 26th May 2023.
For clarity, the sum added is a contribution to the actual costs incurred by our Client as a result of your non-payment. Our Client’s employees have spent time and material attempting to recover the debt. This is not our Client’s usual business and the resources could have been better spent in other areas of the business. Had you of paid as per the Contract, there would have been no need for recovery action so the amount due would not have increased.
In accordance with the British Parking Association (BPA) Code of Practice, where the Parking Charge Notice (PCN) becomes overdue and before Court proceedings have commenced, a reasonable sum may be added for the debt recovery fees. The correct recovery fees have been added and will not be removed. As such, the outstanding balance of £160.00 remains payable to prevent further action.
You now have 30 days from the date of this e-mail to pay the outstanding balance of £160.
Failure to do so will result in a claim being issued against you without further notice.
This can be done via bank transfer to our designated client account: -
Would anyone like to help me craft a response to this? I'm still laughing...
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