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    • Happy_McOutsource
    • By Happy_McOutsource 4th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
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    Claim Form - VCS/Excel
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    • 4th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
    Claim Form - VCS/Excel 4th Aug 18 at 12:16 PM
    Good afternoon you bunch of amazingly fantastic life savers

    I have been a lurker on these forums for some time now, often getting help without the need of registering; guilty of not thanking people directly but also happy in the knowledge that i have signposted many people to the MSE forums over the years for help to.

    Anyway, apologies for that introduction - down to business.

    I have recently (0108) received a claim form from Vehicle Control Services in respect to "breach of contract i respect of breaching the Terms and Conditions set on private land". Now the particulars on the claim form are not very particular, they are claiming 600 (plus court costs of 60, so total claim 660), but do not breakdown these charges, or even reference place or dates.

    My belief is that this is in respect to an hours stay in a hotel car park where i was visiting a friend in the bar area as they had arrived in Manchester on business and did not know anyone in the area. I parked up and spoke with the receptionist of the hotel to explain that I was visiting the person in question (provided their name and my friend came over to give his room number), and asked if I was okay parking where I was parked; more to the point that i didn't know if the spots were allocate by room number etc. The receptionist confirmed the bar was closing within the hour, that my car was fine to be left where it was and we then moved to the bar area to chat.

    A few weeks after this, I received a letter from EXCEL parking something or other in respect to a fine for my car being left without permit etc. Due to reading advice on this forum and others I have since ignored the letters. I have not received one for a long time, assuming the matter had gone by the wayside, but then received this claim today.

    How the invoice has reached 600 is beyond me, the hotel is nice but...

    I have read through the NEWBIES PRIVATE PARKING thread, 3 times, and it's just settling in but I definitely need to read the thing again. I have acknowledged the claim form on MCOL website and received the references etc. Stage 2 on the thread mentioned above is for me to start my own thread immediately so that you fine people can offer advice and guidance as I go. I know i need to draft my own defence, using the sample provided in the thread so that you can critique it and offer advice - I am in the process of doing that now, so i should be able to post that this evening.

    So that's a quick background story which will ultimately form my defence - I have attached copies of the claim form itself for you in case that is required also.

    Thanks again for the (hopefully) impending assistance with this, the help you guys provide people every day is absolutely invaluable as I am sure you already know. - you will need to copy and paste this with https:// infront of it as the MSE forums won't allow me to post a link as newbite, understandbly. If there is a better way of me posting the document please let me know :-)
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 10th Aug 18, 4:35 PM
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    See here:

    • Snakes Belly
    • By Snakes Belly 10th Aug 18, 6:06 PM
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    Snakes Belly
    There are a number of instances online about Excel and their faulty equipment. An interesting slant is on a site called This is an employee review site and comments are made by employees about equipment constantly breaking down.
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