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    • Magurudumu2
    • By Magurudumu2 8th Aug 18, 1:03 PM
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    DRP Parking charges
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:03 PM
    DRP Parking charges 8th Aug 18 at 1:03 PM
    Hi All,

    I have potentially a slightly different case, on July 26th last year our car went into a costa carpark in swindon and after exceeding the time limit was sent a ticket by post, we didn't have any of the original warning letters it was straight to a DRP parking notice claim thing!

    I contacted Brittania Parking task that they call off the dogs so we could at least contest the original charge, they did this but when accessing the site it wouldn't let me contest it, i emailed her back to tell her this, here is her reply -

    Dear Martin

    The notice is open for an appeal to be made currently.

    I would advise doing this through the portal.

    Alternatively please appeal in writing to the address below. Please remember to include the parking charge reference and an address/email address for communication

    Kind regards

    Kim Offord
    Account Manager

    I replied attaching a screenshot of the problem, to which i received no further correspondence, i wrote to the head office as recommended and had no reply from them either.

    Almost 1 year later to the day we get another letter asking for the full amount from DRP, i have read the threads and sent the recommended response that starts with this line

    'I appeal and dispute your 'parking charge', as the keeper of the vehicle. I deny any liability '

    They replied with -

    Thank you for your email regarding the above Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

    The time to challenge the charge has now expired and therefore access to the Independent Appeals Service (if applicable) is no longer available.

    However, in order to resolve this matter, I will offer the following comments as to why this PCN was correctly issued and is still payable.

    My findings

    The site in question is subject to terms and conditions, which are stated on signs throughout the area. Those signs state that there is a time limit at the site.

    On the date in question the vehicle was parked for longer than the time stated and a PCN was correctly and legitimately issued as a result.

    What you need to do now

    Please ensure that 160.00 is paid by 20/08/2018. Payment can be made online or by phone. Go to debtrecoveryplus. or phone 0208 234 6775. You can find full details of how to pay on the reverse of the letter(s) sent.

    What will happen if you do not pay what you owe

    If the amount is not paid by the date shown above, we will recommend to our client that court action be taken by them to recover the outstanding balance.

    What if you do not agree

    Although any correspondence that does not provide further evidence will be noted and retained, I cannot guarantee that we will reply to it.

    Payment Methods

    Online Payment: debtrecoveryplus

    Telephone Payment: Ring 0208 234 6775

    Bank Transfer: Quote your reference number to Debt Recovery Plus Ltd, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Sort Code 16-00-01, Account Number 20891316

    Cheques/Postal Orders: Should be posted to the address below, made payable to Debt Recovery Plus Ltd. Please write your reference number on the back.

    So I am now slightly baffled about where i am in the process and what i can do about it? could somebody point me in the right direction please?

    Best Regards

    M
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 8th Aug 18, 1:12 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:12 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:12 PM
    Well, YOU DO NOT PAY DRP and please in future, don't
    even talk them ..... retards in the extreme

    Debt Collectors (DRP & ZZPS) What they don't want you to know


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=74617829#post74617829
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Magurudumu2
    • By Magurudumu2 8th Aug 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:35 PM
    Ok Thank you, ill no longer communicate with them, have read through the link and get the general gist that ignoring them is the way to go, until perhaps they send an official solicitors letter that gives 30 days to respond, if or mine this takes place do i continue to ignore this or is there some standard way of replying to this stage.

    Many thanks
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 8th Aug 18, 1:39 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:39 PM
    • #4
    • 8th Aug 18, 1:39 PM
    Ok Thank you, ill no longer communicate with them, have read through the link and get the general gist that ignoring them is the way to go, until perhaps they send an official solicitors letter that gives 30 days to respond, if or mine this takes place do i continue to ignore this or is there some standard way of replying to this stage.

    Many thanks
    Originally posted by Magurudumu2
    good, but it will never be DRP who do this, they are powerless
    to do anything.

    Only the PPC can start proceedings
    If that happens come back here
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Magurudumu2
    • By Magurudumu2 8th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
    Many thanks for your help, hopefully i won't be needing it any further!
    • Weasel_Watcher
    • By Weasel_Watcher 8th Aug 18, 4:01 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:01 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:01 PM
    Since you never received a Notice to Keeper, it means they cannot rely on PoFA 2012 and cannot legally hold the keeper liable.



    Have you kept all your email correspondence? What was on your original appeal? Specifically, was the driver identified?



    If you have never identified the driver, it might be worth contacting the DVLA to see if the dates support your case that they did not send an NTK in time.


    Email the DVLA giving your full name and postal address, the full name and addresson the vehicle V5C Log, and the vehicle registration number (VRN)
    Send to SubjectAccess.Requests@dvla.gsi.gov.uk


    They will eventually get back to you with the date(s) that Brittania Parking accesed your details under the KADOE system.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
    You look to have included your real name in your OP


    If so remove it!


    The ppcs monitor this forum and can use posts against you
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:14 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 House of Commons recently

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