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Debt Recovery letters - wrong address!

I hope someone can advise. 

I now have two debt recover letters! 

The first is from Debt Recovery Plus, (Euro Car Parks ltd). I have contacted the land owners, a small village park, Knowle Park. and have been ignoring the letters. The latest one stated Pre-legal action! 

The 2nd one is from bwlegal for National Car Parks Gatwick airport. At the car park it said pay at gate. As I went to leave and pay at the gate (card in hand) the gate opened so I drove through as people behind me but surely it should not have opened until I paid!

In both instances. I never received the original parking charge notice from the car park. Now having two I thought I should check my V5C. I am a blue badge user and the car is a motability car. My details were correct with motability and they should have corrected the V5C form when I updated my details with them when I moved three years ago but they hadn't so I never received the parking charge notices. 

What should I do? 

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  • Le_Kirk
    Le_Kirk Posts: 21,909
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    You need to urgently inform Motability of your correct address and make sure that this time they update your details.  Tell them NOT to pay this on your behalf as you are dealing with it.  You need Motability to use the tear-off slip on the original PCNs to inform the PPCs that you are the day-to-day keeper and/or hirer/lessee.  You need to receive Notice to Hirer for both instances.  If the letters you receive give you 14 days to pay, they can be ignored as debt collector letters but if they give you 30 days and refer to them as Letter before/of Claim, they need to be dealt with as per the advice in the NEWBIE sticky second post.
  • wheelski
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    Motability have corrected my address on the V5c. They didn't receive the original PCNs they went to my old address. 
  • If you want specific advice on your cases rather than just handle them on your own following the guidance on the Newbies and Template defence threads, please start a separate new thread for each case, as the law relating to the Gatwick case is different from the law relating to the Knowle Park case, as are the PPCs. We will get in a hopeless muddle if we try to comment on both cases on the same thread.
  • Le_Kirk
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    wheelski said:
    Motability have corrected my address on the V5c. They didn't receive the original PCNs they went to my old address. 
    Who didn't receive the original PCNs?
  • Coupon-mad
    Coupon-mad Posts: 129,071
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    edited 30 January at 8:13PM
    If you want specific advice on your cases rather than just handle them on your own following the guidance on the Newbies and Template defence threads, please start a separate new thread for each case, as the law relating to the Gatwick case is different from the law relating to the Knowle Park case, as are the PPCs. We will get in a hopeless muddle if we try to comment on both cases on the same thread.
    Agreed, and whilst the BW letter needs a response, neither need to be paid.

    Both require a Rectification Notice to erase the old address and if you have a LBC from BW Legal, then you simply reply as shown in the NEWBIES thread second post (which already includes extra text for a Gatwick Airport NCP case...).

    For that reason, let's keep this thread for the Gatwick BW Legal stuff.

    The other one you don't even need a thread for until you actually get a letter worth bothering with, which this isn't (as you'll know from reading the 4th post of the NEWBIES thread.
    Debt Recovery Plus, (Euro Car Parks ltd). I have contacted the land owners, a small village park, Knowle Park. and have been ignoring the letters. The latest one stated Pre-legal action! 
    JOLLY GOOD,  IGNORE.

    NO THREAD NEEDED ABOUT DR PLUS LETTERS - PLEASE SPARE US THAT! 

    So @wheelski you need to get them all to erase that old address (even if they are now writing to the right address).

    DO NOT leave them with a choice of two. 

    Only reply here about the tedious Gatwick one which is easy to beat as long as you haven't admitted to driving.

    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
    Forum Home»Motoring»Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
  • wheelski
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    Le_Kirk said:
    wheelski said:
    Motability have corrected my address on the V5c. They didn't receive the original PCNs they went to my old address. 
    Who didn't receive the original PCNs?
    I didn't. They went to my old home address. Motability should have updated my V5c form though and they hadn't! 
  • wheelski
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    Thank you. I have copied the text from the Newbie post and emailed it to BW. But now they know my email and phone number. Will they just contact me tirelessly through by email or phone!  
  • Coupon-mad
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    Maybe - but ultimately, if so instructed, they'll file a claim but at least if you used the words 'erase the old address' the claim form can't be missed & cause a CCJ behind your back,
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
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