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Parking fines in own carpark turned into CCJ's and bad credit, help!

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  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    Oh no, why???? You have been had, you didn't have to pay anything at all!

    Yet another example of the CAB not having the first CLUE about private parking charges being a scam. They've given this bogus charge a legitimacy it never had. :mad:
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  • d123d123 Forumite
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    Mrs_P-P wrote: »
    Just to sign off-

    Many Thanks for all of your messages and help/advice. Much appreciated when I didnt know where to turn. I ended up contacting citizens advice bureau who sent me to Croydon and Sutton Law Centre (CR0 1JG) where you can get free, one off legal advice. They were massively helpful- I would recommend to others. I have now settled this out of court. Although it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to have paid those b*****s anything. Im glad its over, can rest easy egain.

    This sounds so stupid, how can it be "settled"?

    Your major gripe was having the CCJ on your credit file, by "settling out of court" that CCJ is going to hang around your neck for SIX YEARS.
    County Court Judgment (CCJ) records
    Unless you pay the full amount of the judgment within one month, your CCJ will be recorded on the Register of County Court Judgments for six years.
    Organisations such as banks, building societies and loan companies use the registered information to help decide whether to give you credit or loans, like a mortgage.

    You really should have taken the (good) advice posters on here offered.
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  • edited 7 October 2010 at 6:41PM
    RosieLee_2RosieLee_2 Forumite
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    edited 7 October 2010 at 6:41PM
    Many Thanks for all of your messages and help/advice. Much appreciated when I didnt know where to turn. I ended up contacting citizens advice bureau who sent me to Croydon and Sutton Law Centre (CR0 1JG) where you can get free, one off legal advice. They were massively helpful- I would recommend to others. I have now settled this out of court. Although it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to have paid those b*****s anything. Im glad its over, can rest easy egain.
    what the .........i can't get my head around this, why would anyone do it. you would of won hands down in court, had no ccjs on file and still had your money with the help of the posters on here. i'm upset :cry:
  • edited 8 October 2010 at 11:05PM
    patman99patman99 Forumite
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    edited 8 October 2010 at 11:05PM
    Mrs_P-P, you are now going to have to take the PPC to court to get your money back. You need to issue a Small Claims Court Summons, and fast.

    Of course if you paid the PPC by cheque, get on the phone to your bank and cancel it NOW, or if you paid by credit card or Visa debit card, start a charge-back IMMEDIATELY.

    Of course there is always the issue of a criminal act being performed by the PPC's employee. Even CEO's are not allowed to touch a cover on a vehicle in order to discover the reg. no.
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  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    What must be borne in mind is that not everyone is able to cope with the hassle of fighting a ppc in circumstances like these. Everyone is different and if this outcome stops the OP from suffering due to worry etc then it is not for us to complain about it. Most of us would say, scr+w them, where's the boximg gloves but for some a life free from stress is essential.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • A big Hello from a newbee.
    After having read the whole story....
    Whilst I totally understand the point made by peter_the_piper about having a limit as to how much can one cope with; I can't help feeling that if one seeks advice and guidance, one should be prepared to follow the overwhelming/consistent advice about fighting it. Otherwise why not just pay them off at the beginnig and save alot of people time??

    Am I being too harsh?
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    Yes, in my opinion. Its not till one takes advice that one can understand the problem. I think the stress of fighting these sc*m is worse than just finding an easy solution. The op found a solution which suited them, the rest of us would find fighting them more enjoyable.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • d123d123 Forumite
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    The op found a solution which suited them, the rest of us would find fighting them more enjoyable.

    except the OP didnt find a real solution, the OP's problem was the CCJ
    Mrs_P-P wrote: »

    Please help! I am worried sick as I know this will stay on my record for 6 years.:(

    Then the OP was given good advice to handle the problem and be rid of the CCJ and have a clean record, instead they decided to ignore all the advice and settle the debt with the PPC.

    Now they still have a CCJ, will have a bad credit file for 6 years and enriched some PPC scum. :mad:

    That is hardly a solution.
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  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    Granted, but its the one that they chose, whether we agree that its the right one or not. I don't think that we should berate them if its not the way we would have gone. I don't know enough about law to know if they were able to negotiate a way out of the ccj or not, they have not said.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • Driver8Driver8 Forumite
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    I still think there is something fishy about this post.
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