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    • RBizz
    • By RBizz 19th Aug 19, 10:04 AM
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    Debt recovery - too late to fight?
    • #1
    • 19th Aug 19, 10:04 AM
    Debt recovery - too late to fight? 19th Aug 19 at 10:04 AM
    Having never received a parking ticket before I am a bit stuck and need some advice

    2 months ago I received 2 parking tickets from the same private company, the second ticket I am ignoring since the company I work for own the land and have the contract with the parking enforcement company, they have said they will speak to them about cancelling the ticket (since I am able to park there)

    The first ticket was issued by the same company but for another area. This area I park at regularly (since its a parade of shops near a building I visit regularly for work) I have parked there for months with no issue until one day I received a notice through the post (nothing was left on my windscreen etc.)

    Apparently I had parked on a restricted area at the shops, I had never seen a sign or any indication that some of the parking at the site was restricted so I emailed and filled out the challenge your ticket form on the enforcement companies website. The reply I got was a picture of a tiny sign which was placed on top of one of the shops store name signs, however this only mentions there is some enforcement in the area, I know for a fact some of the parking spaces are not restricted and there is no way to tell which areas are restricted or not on the site.

    After this I didn't pay the fine, and thought it was the end (even though they disagreed with my challenge of the fine)

    I have now received a notice that the fine has been sent to a debt recovery agency - its their clients final offer to settle the ticket before taking it further.

    Is it too late now to still challenge the ticket, should I just pay it to avoid being taken to court?

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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 19th Aug 19, 10:06 AM
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    • #2
    • 19th Aug 19, 10:06 AM
    • #2
    • 19th Aug 19, 10:06 AM
    Having never received a parking ticket before I am a bit stuck and need some advice
    Which is why the NEWBIES FAQS thread exists. Loads of people are like you and post #4 of the NEWBIES thread begs for no threads about tedious debt letters stage (because we are too busy).

    Please read post #4 of the sticky thread, no need for further advice.

    Come back if you get to court stage.

    Which PPC is it? No need to ask about the acronyms either - see post #5 of the sticky.

    TWO Clicks needed Look up, top of the page:
    Main site>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Aug 19, 10:16 AM
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    • 19th Aug 19, 10:16 AM
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    • 19th Aug 19, 10:16 AM
    Get pics of the site and signage.

    Complain to the landowner.

    Complain to your MP about this unregulated scam.

    Thoroughly read the relevant parts of the sticky thread for NEWBIES.
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