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    • LMTNE
    • By LMTNE 8th Aug 18, 3:23 PM
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    Multiple Euro car park charges
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    • 8th Aug 18, 3:23 PM
    Multiple Euro car park charges 8th Aug 18 at 3:23 PM
    Hi,

    Iím totally clueless with any of this stuff and I have read the Newbie thread but still need more help. I have recently moved to NI from England, and I sent my v5 off a long time ago to change address, didnít hear anything back and to be honest forgot about it up until now.

    I received 2 debt recovery plus letters through my door (from Euro car parks in NI) asking for £120 each. This is the first Iíve heard of these charges, otherwise probably wouldíve paid them when I first got the charge. I then rang Euro car parks to find out I have another 2 debt recovery charges of £120 each again, and have 2 charges still with euro car park of £100. The reason for these is because I think I wouldíve gone simply a couple of minutes over when my ticket expired, and I was unaware they had cameras to track when you leave - I know Iím an idiot!

    So I have only received word of 2 or them in the post, but have been told I actually have 6 outstanding charges. Please someone tell me what to do! Do I ignore them like everyone else is saying, or has this gone too far and I need to pay them?

    Thanks
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 8th Aug 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:55 PM
    once debt collectors are involved its too late to appeal, and you dont contact or deal with debt collectors, as post #4 of the NEWBIES FAQ tells you

    if the PPC wish to take it further then they can try a formal LBC or an MCOL (court claim) within 6 years (as post #2 of that thread explains)

    come back if you get either of those, but dont bore us with debt collector letters as nobody here cares about that interim stage , its an impasse stage


    ps:- if these charges arose in NI , then there is no keeper liability at all , hence why you do not tell anyone who was driving
    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 8th Aug 18, 5:11 PM
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    • #3
    • 8th Aug 18, 5:11 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:11 PM
    Complain to your MP, it is a scam.

    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.
    • IamEmanresu
    • By IamEmanresu 8th Aug 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:24 PM
    I have recently moved to NI
    File and forget. The only people that can make you pay are judges in your local court. As your court in in NI then they cannot use MCOL/automated claims.

    Watch out though for claims to you old address outside NI so have redirection in place for a while. Or tell them your new address.
    If you want to win - avoid losing first. Here are a few examples
    1. Failing to Acknowledge or Defend https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5760415
    2. Template defences that say nothing https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5818671&page=5#86
    3. Forgetting about the Witness Statement
    • LMTNE
    • By LMTNE 8th Aug 18, 5:29 PM
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    • #5
    • 8th Aug 18, 5:29 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:29 PM
    Thanks for your help! I have told them my new address. So is there anything else that I need to do?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th Aug 18, 5:32 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:32 PM
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    No .
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