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    • Thankuinadvance2018
    • By Thankuinadvance2018 31st Jan 18, 12:35 PM
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    MET Parking
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    • 31st Jan 18, 12:35 PM
    MET Parking 31st Jan 18 at 12:35 PM
    Hi All,

    I am hoping someone can help. i received a parking ticket from Met after a visit by my husband and his friend at McDonald. When i received the ticket i wrote to them advising them it was my husbands friend who was driving and gave his name and address (hes based in Cyprus). I have now had a letter back requesting proof of insurance for the driver they claim for their auditing purposes. The have also said the fine will stay at 100 should i wish to pay.

    I don't see why they can not request this from the driver if they do need or why they are implying i should pay given they have been passed all the details? i am owner of the car but i wasn't even in the country when this happened.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 31st Jan 18, 12:59 PM
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    They do not need it, but if they want it tell them there will be a 10 administration charge,
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 31st Jan 18, 1:26 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 1:26 PM
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    i am owner of the car but i wasn't even in the country when this happened.
    Prove that, and tell them to take the matter of insurance up with the driver.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 31st Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    Why does she have to prove anything CM? Let them prove that she was not.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 31st Jan 18, 11:57 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 11:57 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 11:57 PM
    Merely to make them go away. Otherwise the OP will still get letters, yes unfairly, but some people don't cope well with them.

    So to see it off, reply ONE more time, prove the keeper was abroad and reiterate the name and address of the driver and tell MET to contact that person, and to cease and desist with all contact to the keeper or you will report them to the DVLA, and the ICO, for mishandling keeper data.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Thankuinadvance2018
    • By Thankuinadvance2018 12th Feb 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:22 PM
    Thanks for your advise. I wrote back to them advising they would need to request the information from the driver and again provided the drivers details. They have now sent me another letter advising they reject my appeal as i failed to provide the information they requested. They have advised i should pay the fine of 100 or appeal to POPLA.

    I dont understand why they are requesting i pay when i have advised i wasnt driving and provided the drivers details twice.

    Any advice?

    Thanks
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    All you can do nowis ignpre, unless they have a silly turn and issue court papers Ypu should have ignored CM's advice and followed mine. Had you done so the ball would have still been in their court.

    PE were mentioned in the HOC recently and named and shamed by an Hon Member as scammers, they may be brown breadn by Christmas. Watch it here:

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the strongest terms to your MP.
    Last edited by The Deep; 12-02-2018 at 7:57 PM.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 12th Feb 18, 7:56 PM
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    They have advised i should pay the fine of 100 or appeal to POPLA.

    I dont understand why they are requesting i pay when i have advised i wasnt driving and provided the drivers details twice.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by Thankuinadvance2018
    Yes, here's some advice: re-read post #5 - right to the end.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 12th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
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    All you can do nowis ignpre, unless they have a silly turn and issue court papers Ypu should have ignored CM's advice and followed mine. Had you done so the ball would have still been in their court.

    PE were mentioned in the HOC recently and named and shamed by an Hon Member as scammers, they may be brown breadn by Christmas. Watch it here:

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the strongest terms to your MP.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    It's MET, not PE, not that it really matters where parking scammers are concerned.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 12th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
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    Thanks for your advise. I wrote back to them advising they would need to request the information from the driver and again provided the drivers details. They have now sent me another letter advising they reject my appeal as i failed to provide the information they requested. They have advised i should pay the fine of 100 or appeal to POPLA.

    I dont understand why they are requesting i pay when i have advised i wasnt driving and provided the drivers details twice.

    Any advice?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Thankuinadvance2018
    Complain to the BPA that you have supplied the name and serviceable address for the driver, but are still being harassed by MET. Point out that in the recent parliamentary debate, MP Peter Wishart stated that "the British Parking Association are as much use as a multi-storey car park in the middle of the Gobi desert."
    Ask them what they intend to do about this particular parking company, and all parking companies in general, to change the attitude of MPs and the motoring public.

    Also complain to your MP.

    These are some of the comments made by the MPs in Parliament concerning the unregulated parking industry (Feb 2018):

    https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-02-02/debates/CC84AF5E-AC6E-4E14-81B1-066E6A892807/Parking(CodeOfPractice)Bill

    ''Rip-offs from car park Cowboys must stop''; unfair treatment; signage deliberately confusing to ensure a PCN is issued; ''years of abuse by rogue parking companies''; bloodsuckers; ''the current system of regulation is hopeless, like putting Dracula in charge of the blood-bank''; extortionate fines; rogue operators; ''sense of injustice''; unfair charges and notices; wilfully misleading; signage is a deliberate act to deceive or mislead; ''confusing signs are often deliberate, to trap innocent drivers''; unreasonable; a curse; harassing; operating in a disgusting way; appeals service is no guarantee of a fair hearing; loathed; outrageous scam; dodgy practice; outrageous abuse; unscrupulous practices; ''the British Parking Association is as much use as a multi-storey car park in the Gobi desert''; and finally, by way of unanimous conclusion: ''we need to crack down on these rogue companies. They are an absolute disgrace to this country. Ordinary motorists and ordinary residents should not have to put up with this''.

    These are the exact words used, so you should quote them to the BPA and your MP in your complaint.
    Also ask your MP to contact Sir Greg Knight MP if he wants further information about this scam.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 12-02-2018 at 9:05 PM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
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