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    • Bilbo76
    • By Bilbo76 12th Feb 18, 11:20 AM
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    Wrong name on PCN & wrong POPLA code from MET
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:20 AM
    Wrong name on PCN & wrong POPLA code from MET 12th Feb 18 at 11:20 AM
    Hello, here is my story:

    1- I received my MET Parking Charge Notice (19/12/17) for being over 60 minutes at the Stansted Starbucks Car Park.
    2- I did my initial appeal against MET, which was obviously rejected but I received my POPLA code.
    3- I did my POPLA Appeal last week using my POPLA code provided by MET.
    4- The same day, POPLA withdrawn my appeal stating that my POPLA code provided by MET was wrong. (apperently the code was refering to a different parking operator)They communicated this to MET the same day.
    5- I have now received a new POPLA code from MET, well over the 28 days but the new letter gives me other 28 days to proceed.

    Questions:
    - Despite MET is providing “new” 28 days due to their mistake providing initial appeal code, Is it ok to be well over the 28 days after the initial MET appeal rejection? Can I use their mistake on my favour?
    - I have 2 names + surname and, I do realize now that MET always put only my 2 names and NEVER my surname on initial PCN and other letters. (I think they believe that my second name is my surname).
    Can I add something about my wrong name on the appeal?
    PS: I am appealing as the registered keeper and not as the driver.

    Many thanks for your help.
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Feb 18, 11:34 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:34 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:34 AM
    Yes and yes.

    Are you aware that Parliament have set in motion steps to shut down these parking company scams? Please watch this video

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

    and complain robustly to your MP. People should not be told by PPCs how long they may spend in coffee bars.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 12th Feb 18, 11:35 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:35 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:35 AM

    Questions:
    - Despite MET is providing !!!8220;new!!!8221; 28 days due to their mistake providing initial appeal code, Is it ok to be well over the 28 days after the initial MET appeal rejection? Can I use their mistake on my favour?
    Originally posted by Bilbo76
    Yes you can use the corrected code. Not sure how you think you can use it in your favour. You've got your chance at POPLA make the most of it with a strong appeal.

    - I have 2 names + surname and, I do realize now that MET always put only my 2 names and NEVER my surname on initial PCN and other letters. (I think they believe that my second name is my surname).
    Can I add something about my wrong name on the appeal?
    PS: I am appealing as the registered keeper and not as the driver.
    Originally posted by Bilbo76
    And how does your name appear on the V5c (AKA the Log Book) for the vehicle?

    Loopholes rarely work with private parking companies, they aren't governed by the same lengthy rule book that applies to councils and will likely ignore any pointed out to them as irrelevant.
    • Bilbo76
    • By Bilbo76 12th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
    And how does your name appear on the V5c (AKA the Log Book) for the vehicle?
    Originally posted by Johno100

    My V5c is Complete with 2 names + surname.
    No trace of my surname on initial MET PCN , rejection letter and second POPLA code letter.
    • Bilbo76
    • By Bilbo76 12th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
    Yes and yes.

    Are you aware that Parliament have set in motion steps to shut down these parking company scams? Please watch this video

    and complain robustly to your MP. People should not be told by PPCs how long they may spend in coffee bars.
    Originally posted by The Deep

    Thanks "The Deep"!
    I have no audio right now for the video so will listen later.
    Could you please help me with some wording for both cases? Or provide with any link or info in order to write the appeal correctly please?

    Many thanks
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Feb 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:23 PM
    Read some of these

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GUEA_en-GBGB707GB707&q=parking+ticket+mcdonalds&gws_rd=ssl

    and also the last dozen or so pages of the sticky at the top of this page. Against a well written sppeal they have little chance imo.
    Last edited by The Deep; 12-02-2018 at 1:12 PM.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 12th Feb 18, 4:47 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 4:47 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 4:47 PM
    You can mention the wrong POPLA code at the start of the appeal, but it won't win on that 'error'.

    You just need to search the forum & read other MET POPLA cases and adapt one.
    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.

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