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    • reacherjack
    • By reacherjack 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
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    SCS / Parking ticketing ltd - error ?
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    • 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
    SCS / Parking ticketing ltd - error ? 14th Apr 18 at 5:39 PM
    Hi All,
    We are a small Ltd Company and recieved a parking charge notice in early 2017 from Parking Ticketing Ltd (placed on the windscreen) for 'no Permit' - we were on a job and parked in a resident's bay in a private residential block of flats.
    I just ignored it as we had pemission to park there anyway by the resident . We were not aware of the need for permits but on enquiring after the event they didn't drive so had no permits or even used that space.

    The signage is pretty poor and not visible.

    In March 17 a notice to keeper arrived demanding 120. Again ignored it.

    In march 2018 a letter arrived from Debt Recovery Plus Ltd - the charge increasing to 149.00 - ignored that too.

    April 18 SCS law have written also demanding 149 - stating at this stage we should deal with DRP Ltd
    I have not done anything with this yet.

    I have just realised they have the company name wrong, alas on checking the vehicle's V5 this is also incorrect (DVLA have been notified and asked to amend)

    Now part of me is thinking as the company name is incorect and there is no such firm at this (my residential) address I just continue to ignore it and let them carry on.

    The other part of me is concerned the DVLA could issue the correct name to these lowlife and by then it's too late - any thoughts / suggestions greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 14th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
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    the dvla can only issue the details once, and in any case if the SCS letter says to contact DRP, then DRP sent it (using a pimped out letterhead)

    ignore anything apart from a formal LBC conforming to the new oct 2017 PaP protocols, or an MCOL from Northampton
    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
    • reacherjack
    • By reacherjack 14th Apr 18, 6:07 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:07 PM
    Brilliant - Thanks so much - sorry to be dim ... LBC ?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 14th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
    LBC = Letter Before Claim.

    Post #5 of the NEWBIES FAQ sticky thread lists the common abbreviations used here.
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    • Castle
    • By Castle 14th Apr 18, 6:17 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:17 PM

    ignore anything apart from a formal LBC conforming to the new oct 2017 PaP protocols, or an MCOL from Northampton
    Originally posted by Redx
    The op is a small limited company so the new PaP won't apply.
    • reacherjack
    • By reacherjack 14th Apr 18, 6:17 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:17 PM
    Thanks Keith, sorry I was getting a bit bamboozled with all this.
    • reacherjack
    • By reacherjack 14th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
    Looking at the original charge it states 100 is due within 28 days - a reduced amount of 60 accepted if recieved in 14 days - failure to provide payment of the full amount in 28 days will result in the charge increasing by a further 50

    The PCS NTK is for 120.00

    The DRP & SCS letters are demanding 149.

    Surely they're figures are incorrect and would be thrown out on that alone?
    • Redx
    • By Redx 14th Apr 18, 6:46 PM
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    the figures are all made up anyway, so if the company lost in court and the defence objects to the costings, the judge will decide what the eventual figure is. Almost every defended case has incorrect costings

    never assume that a private parking case will be "thrown out"
    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
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 14th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
    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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