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    • Craglett
    • By Craglett 9th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
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    Athena charge - business lease - overdue reminder stage
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    • 9th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
    Athena charge - business lease - overdue reminder stage 9th Jun 17 at 10:03 PM
    Hi all

    Sorry to ask this question, I have tried to find out for myself using the newbies FAQ but I'm not sure the exact situation is explicitly covered.

    My wife received a PCN from Athena (letter headed ALD Automotive) following an extended visit to Starbucks and Lidl, and possibly Evans Cycles and Nisbets, who I believe all share the parking facilities. I'm vague because it was such a long time ago (March 2017) and my wife is a customer of Nisbets with her business, and I have recently bought a bike from Evans - we could easily have visited all of them that day.

    Having read some advice (likely outdated and wrong) we ignored the initial PCN (dated 12/4/17) and have now received a subsequent "Overdue Reminder" (dated 26/5/17). Having found this forum tonight I think we probably should have sent the template appeal for IPC members letter. What I want to double check is:

    1) The car is a business lease, my wife is the business owner, I can't remember who was driving but we are both insured to - is this letter the correct one to send?
    2) As things have progressed to an overdue reminder - is it too late to send the letter?
    3) There was no windscreen ticket - does this change anything in the above scenario?

    Thank you for your help.
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 9th Jun 17, 10:30 PM
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    The axis is likely to be Athena:Lidl. Two monkeys in the one sack.

    Do a search on the forum on 'Christian Haertnagel' (note spelling) Lidl CEO and do as many have previously - assertive email complaint and get him to cancel. Previous till receipts or bank/cc statements, showing regular patronage, attached to the email, will help.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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