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    • Kollossal
    • By Kollossal 12th Mar 18, 9:39 AM
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    Parking Charge Notice help
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:39 AM
    Parking Charge Notice help 12th Mar 18 at 9:39 AM
    Hi

    I am a university student living in private accommodation. We require a parking permit to park at the car park (UKCPS). My home address is the address linked to the car and I have received multiple parking notices , including some from debt collectors, which go back to December. No one is currently living at the home address and I only received the letters couple days ago. I do have a permit but it may have not been visible. The payments have gone up to 160 quid per notice and I have 3. I really can’t afford this and was wondering what I should do?

    Thanks guys
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 12th Mar 18, 9:49 AM
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    • #2
    • 12th Mar 18, 9:49 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:49 AM
    Start by reading the Newbie Stickies at the top of the forum and you will find all the advice you need.
    • Kollossal
    • By Kollossal 12th Mar 18, 9:53 AM
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    • #3
    • 12th Mar 18, 9:53 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:53 AM
    I feel like i!!!8217;m In a different situation? Because I!!!8217;ve accidentally ignored these letters to the point where I!!!8217;m receiving debt collector letters and that it was in a permit location. They have also got photos of my car without permit and the sign.
    • IamEmanresu
    • By IamEmanresu 12th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
    You are best to make at least one attempt to resolve the issue by showing them you are a permit holder.

    You are showing the court (and not the parking company) that you have at least attempted to show they have no basis for a claim nor for the additional costs they attempt to add.

    What do the signs actually say. Do they say "permit holders only" or "permit holders only while displaying a permit". These are actually very different rules.
    Idiots please note: If you intend NOT to read the information on the Notice of Allocation and hand a simple win to the knuckle dragging ex-clampers, then don't waste people's time with questions on a claim you'll not defend.
    • Kollossal
    • By Kollossal 12th Mar 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:14 AM
    So should I be sending a letter to UKCPS or debt collectors because this is past the !!!8216;28!!!8217;days for appeal? And is there any specifics I should add?

    And it!!!8217;s permit holders when displaying a valid permit
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 12th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
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    • #6
    • 12th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
    why do you need a permit?
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • Kollossal
    • By Kollossal 12th Mar 18, 10:22 AM
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    • #7
    • 12th Mar 18, 10:22 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:22 AM
    My landlord gave me a permit and the sign in the car park says a valid permit is required?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 12th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
    You are too late to appeal but still send ukps the letter advised in #4

    Get a certificate of posting from the post office. Keep it with a copy of the letter

    Never contact debt collectors!

    Follow the advice in the Newbies FAQ on the debt collectors stage which you are now in
    • Kollossal
    • By Kollossal 12th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
    How likely is this going to court? I just suffer with a bit of anxiety and wondering if I should just pay it off
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 12th Mar 18, 10:56 AM
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    You can see their current ratio of tickets issued to Court hearings on the bmpa website.

    If no-one is at your registered address then give the PPC an alternative address to contact you.

    Should they attempt court action then you could end up with a ccj against you without your knowledge that a claim was issued

    They have 6 years to start legal proceedings
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 12th Mar 18, 6:49 PM
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    How likely is this going to court? I just suffer with a bit of anxiety and wondering if I should just pay it off
    Originally posted by Kollossal
    You will know it is unlikely, from when you did the Google search the NEWBIES thread tells you to in post #2 of that sticky thread to find the BMPA stats about each PPC.
    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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