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    • MrsZP
    • By MrsZP 6th Feb 18, 1:44 PM
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    Parking ticket year old... HELP PLEASE
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:44 PM
    Parking ticket year old... HELP PLEASE 6th Feb 18 at 1:44 PM
    I!!!8217;ve read the threads on this forum etc but I don!!!8217;t seem to be able to find an answer to my query/quandary.
    I was wondering if someone could give me advise/help me out if possible.
    I have received 2 letters from ZZPS acting on behalf of Civil Enforcement Ltd stating I have an outstanding PCN from July 2016 with them and they are acting on their behalf, just received on 11th December 2017 from ZZPS. Well over a year from the alleged PCN being issued. From what I recall I was over the allowed 60 minutes free parking, by 6 minutes in a GP surgery car park gone 6pm after the surgery was closed.
    I have now received 2 letters from QDR solicitors stating that the case has been passed to them and I need to pay the outstanding fee immediately and may consider to proceed to County Court proceeding. At no point had I received a letter from Civil Enforcement about this PCN.
    So I thought I would contact CEL about this initially stating !!!8220;I am writing to formally challenge the following parking ticket. I am writing to formally challenge the above PCN.!!!8232;!!!8232;On 23/07/16 my vehicle was issued with the parking ticket above for the following reason: Maximum 60 mins parking.!!!8232;!!!8232;I am challenging this parking ticket because The charge isn!!!8217;t proportionate to the normal free parking for 60 minutes or the losses caused to the company or landowner. This was well over a year ago and the car was parked in the car park after the surgery had closed, so would not affect people trying to find spaces as it was closed. I was attending the police station for an appointment with a police officer and couldn!!!8217;t find any spaces in the police station car park, and unfortunately this was the only place I could find. Also I believe I was only over the time a lot by 6 minutes.!!!8232;
    For this reason, I look forward to receiving notification within 28 days that the PCN has been cancelled.!!!8221;

    and appeal but they have come back and said it had been passed to Debt Recovery agents and any correspondence should be through them.

    I am at a loss as to what to do as the costs keep rising.
    Any help with a year old ticket would be great. Or have I shot myself in the foot for saying what I did to them?

    Thanks
    Last edited by MrsZP; 25-03-2018 at 7:56 PM. Reason: Confidentiality
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 6th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
    search the forum for QDR

    if as you say this is SIX minutes , have a laugh at them in court


    stop ringing them!
    Save a Rachael

    buy a share in crapita
    • MrsZP
    • By MrsZP 6th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
    Do you think it will go to court? Worrying a bit now.

    I haven!!!8217;t rung them at all. I!!!8217;ve read up on numerous posts not to at all.
    • Redx
    • By Redx 6th Feb 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 4:11 PM
    CEL may well try court , yes , they regularly do so

    but we would think you would win if it went to court, and they often drop out when the court fee is due if a good defence is argued
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 11:22 PM
    Do you think it will go to court?
    Yes and no.

    Court papers yes, you submitting a defence with our help this year, yes. That's all.

    A hearing in a court? Nope. Read about what happens by searching 'CEL discontinuance'.
    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.

    • MrsZP
    • By MrsZP 8th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 6:58 PM
    I would love to have some help on this. Once I get any papers, I!!!8217;ll post on this thread and hope to get this sorted.
    Is that on this forum or googling it?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 8th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
    Use the forum search facility described here:

    Choose Show Posts
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
    Whether you get court papers or not, this is a scam. Watch what MPs said about these crooks last week in the HoC and complain in the strongest of terms to your MP

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41x
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:50 PM
    Edit your OP to remove all the identifying info you have given there


    The ppcs monitor here and can use your posts against you
    • MrsZP
    • By MrsZP 26th Mar 18, 8:48 PM
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    Iíve received a letter from CEL today saying this is my final opportunity to make a payment to pay this debt, in accordance with Pre action conduct and protocol for debt claims. Despite their various communications with me my debt is still outstanding.
    Iím getting very anxious now as Iím due to sell my house and get a new mortgage in a few months and worried I could get a ccj which would affect my chances of getting a mortgage.
    HELP!!
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 26th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
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    To get a CCJ several things need to happen:

    1) CEL need to start a court case, and
    2) they need to win that case, and
    3) you then need to fail to pay whatever the judge orders in the specified timescale.

    As they have not yet started any court action, don't you think it is a bit premature to be worrying about a mortgage application you may make some months in the future?

    You need to read several CEL discontinuance threads - but wait... wasn't that suggested to you seven weeks ago?
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 26th Mar 18, 9:14 PM
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    no idea why you are worried about a CCJ

    if you lost in court, you just pay up, IN FULL (as martin says) within one month , so ASAP and there is no CCJ and your credit rating remains intact , no issues at all

    you are worrying about something that cannot happen AS LONG AS YOU PAID IN FULL, PROMPTLY (if you lost in court)

    the world may end tomorrow and it wont matter at all, but I would suggest that you do not worry about the world at this time as when we both wake up tomorrow it will still be here

    stick to the facts, if you do receive an MCOL and you submit a suitable defence, CEL will discontinue at some point and it is extremely unlikely to actually get to a court in front of a judge

    its like worrying about the last hurdle in the GRAND NATIONAL when you havent even heard the starters pistol yet , and even then both you and CEL have to get over Beechers Brook
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 26th Mar 18, 11:50 PM
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    We already told you what will happen, and when you will win it.

    There will be no effect on your credit rating and the case will discontinue.
    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 27th Mar 18, 9:32 AM
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    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences, aided and abetted by a handful of low-rent solicitors.

    Parking Eye, CPM, Smart, and another company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each year). They lose most of them, and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P. for unprofessional conduct

    Hospital car parks and residential complex tickets have been especially mentioned.

    The problem has become so rampant that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers. Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

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

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind they will be out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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