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    • 2a1d
    • By 2a1d 16th Apr 18, 12:53 AM
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    Highview/DRP - Final Settlement Offer
    • #1
    • 16th Apr 18, 12:53 AM
    Highview/DRP - Final Settlement Offer 16th Apr 18 at 12:53 AM
    Hi all,

    I've looked through all the newbie thread and unless I've totally missed it, I couldn't see anything specific to the registered keeper in this case. Please point me in the right direction if I have missed it though.

    The registered keeper (RK) in this case has received the "Final Settlement Offer" letter from DRP. They have recommended to Highview that court action should go ahead.

    So the RK is unsure what the PCN is for, other than the date and location of the original notice. There was an issue with their address with the DVLA (being sorted) and so a good chance that any original PCN's from Highview went to the old address (RK now using Royal Mail forwarding services, but didn't until recently). DRP used their tracing methods to find the new address.

    The RK, as DRP seem to hope for, is feeling a little intimidated. Should the RK get in touch with Highview to try to understand what the original PCN was for or continue to ignore?

    Any advice would be appreciated

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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 16th Apr 18, 12:58 AM
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    • #2
    • 16th Apr 18, 12:58 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 12:58 AM
    Hahaha, Highview and DRP are a combination to laugh at, and ignore.

    Highview CANNOT hold you liable as registered keeper so never tell them who was driving and it goes absolutely nowhere fast. No ringing DRP, no contact.

    feeling a little intimidated.
    Don't be! Do not contact them.

    If you'd had a PCN you could have killed it off with one email, they skedaddle when they see the forum template but if you try that now - this late - you just get a fob off to contact DRP, which is not something to do (ever). So no point.

    What happened when you complained to the retailer, likely to be Tesco? Easy to cancel by complaint if it was a Tesco car park and a genuine shopper having a rant at Dundee Tesco HQ!
    • 2a1d
    • By 2a1d 16th Apr 18, 8:28 AM
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    • #3
    • 16th Apr 18, 8:28 AM
    • #3
    • 16th Apr 18, 8:28 AM
    Thanks for the reply, Coupon-mad.

    Is it certain that Highview can't hold the RK liable? Is it standard wording on all of their PCN's that lack the detail required based on this point in the newbies thread?
    Only ask as it's difficult to tell without the original PCN.

    "Some firms (e.g. Civil Enforcement, Highview, Smart Parking and some small PPCs) don't even bother with POFA 2012 wording so the keeper is not liable if you point that out to POPLA. "

    Yes, I'm definitely advising against talking to DRP, which they've understood.

    Unfortunately it was Christmas shopping day for the RK with many shops visited, so knowing the date of the PCN doesn't help much to knowing where it took place. Likely to be a retail park however. Looks like the advice is to continue to ignore though. Thanks
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 16th Apr 18, 8:53 AM
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    • #4
    • 16th Apr 18, 8:53 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 8:53 AM
    Cm has of course advised you correctly

    If you still doubt then do some research yourself.

    Loads of highview threads you can read up on

    (You say you read the FAQ before posting.

    Did you not see the reference to highview and pofa?)
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 16th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
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    The Deep
    • #5
    • 16th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
    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.

    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.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 16th Apr 18, 9:07 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:07 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:07 AM

    As said thousands of times on this forum, DRP are only
    time wasting muppets with NO POWER.

    Let these idiots waste their time

    Final offer ...... what a joke DRP

    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 16th Apr 18, 10:08 AM
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    • #7
    • 16th Apr 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 10:08 AM
    Final settlement offer, yes I had one of those, it was the one before the reduced settlement offer from Zenith Collections, same Muppets different note paper!
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