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    • GreenmanBRS
    • By GreenmanBRS 17th Dec 18, 1:40 PM
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    Britannia Parking/BW Legal letter - First letter
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    • 17th Dec 18, 1:40 PM
    Britannia Parking/BW Legal letter - First letter 17th Dec 18 at 1:40 PM
    Afternoon all,

    I just want clarification on an issue I am having. I have received a letter from Britannia Parking (Weirdly, with a BW Legal letter inclosed) saying that my account has been transferred over to them and to not contact Britannia Parking from now on. Firstly, this is the FIRST letter I have had about a parking ticket from Britannia - This goes back to March 2017! Secondly, there is no real 'proof' in this letter, it just says I parked there in March and that is it - Is this normal? Also, what steps could I take from now on regarding this?

    Thanks,
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 17th Dec 18, 3:05 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:05 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:05 PM
    send BRIT a SAR to their DPO by email and get all the paperwork, including the original NTK, so you can see what happened and what they sent and where they sent it etc


    I do not believe it says what you have said


    it may say that the VEHICLE was parked there in March and as the RK that you are or were responsible. they do not monitor people, they monitor vehicles - think about it


    if the B W LEGAL letter is a debt collector letter , IGNORE it
    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
    • GreenmanBRS
    • By GreenmanBRS 17th Dec 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:26 PM
    Sorry, you're absolutely right. It did mention the vehicle rather than me

    The BW Legal letter is basically saying that the PCN has been passed to them - Balance is 100 + 60 for their 'legal costs' Also mentions about it maybe going to county court proceedings.

    Even though Britannia in their letter to me says to contact BW rather than them, I will still send the SAR to Britannia? Do I send anything to BW either or ignore it at this stage?
    Last edited by GreenmanBRS; 17-12-2018 at 6:20 PM.
    • nosferatu1001
    • By nosferatu1001 17th Dec 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:35 PM
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    Yes, of course you send the SAR to the DATA CONTROLLER. THey are the people controlluing your data. You can send a SAR to anyone, regardless of who else theyve told you to contact....

    YOu send a holding letter to BW statingto restrict processing as there si a SAR in place, and there is no pressing urgent need for them to rush into lituigation.
    • Redx
    • By Redx 17th Dec 18, 3:40 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:40 PM
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    • 17th Dec 18, 3:40 PM
    you should not be telling anyone who was driving, especially not on a public forum like this one

    millions of people in this country can drive that vehicle, legally and illegally, including me (legally) , MOT testers, chauffeurs , mechanics, any adult with comprehensive insurance etc

    these companies trawl sites like this looking for victims who blab in public, so edit your posts above accordingly

    I already told you who to send the SAR to, so read my previous answer

    if the B W LEGAL letter gave you 6 DAYS to reply, IGNORE it or do as Nosferatu says above

    if it gave 30 days and included financial forms, then rebut it
    Last edited by Redx; 17-12-2018 at 3:43 PM.
    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
    • GreenmanBRS
    • By GreenmanBRS 13th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
    Just thought I would give an update to this - I sent the SAR to Britannia which I have received a response asking that they need more info as they can't find me on record.

    As mentioned, I informed BW about the SAR in progress. Weirdly, they also sent me all data on me as well - What was bizarre was that it didn't contain much of anything - It's given me a copy of all the letters they sent me, yet, all apart from one is ones I have never seen before/received. I am guessing this is normal mind.

    Cheers all for the help. It is appreciated.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 13th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
    Just thought I would give an update to this - I sent the SAR to Britannia which I have received a response asking that they need more info as they can't find me on record.

    As mentioned, I informed BW about the SAR in progress. Weirdly, they also sent me all data on me as well - What was bizarre was that it didn't contain much of anything - It's given me a copy of all the letters they sent me, yet, all apart from one is ones I have never seen before/received. I am guessing this is normal mind.

    Cheers all for the help. It is appreciated.
    Originally posted by GreenmanBRS
    The SAR business with BWLegal and Britannia is now becoming highly suspicious

    Ask Britannia what information they need
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 13th Jan 19, 2:29 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:29 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:29 PM
    Complain to your MP as it is the the will of Parliament that these scammers be put out of business.

    Hopefully that will take place in the near future. The Bill has passed through the HOC without hitch, and goes to the Lords soon. In the meantime involve your MP, the poor dears are buckling under the weight of complaints about these scammers.

    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of alleged contracts for alleged parking offences, aided and abetted by a handful of low-rent solicitors. Is has been suggested by an MP that some of these companies may have connections to organised crime.

    Parking Eye, CPM, Smart, (especially Smart}, and others have already been named and shamed in the House of Commons as have Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each week), hospital car parks and residential complex tickets have been especially mentioned. They lose most of them, and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P. for unprofessional conduct

    The problem has become so widespread that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers.

    Sir Greg Knight's Private Members Bill to curb the excesses, and perhaps close down, some of these companies passed its Third Reading in late November, and, with a fair wind, will become Law next year.

    All three readings are available to watch on the internet, (some 6-7 hours), and published in Hansard. MPs have an extremely low opinion of the industry. Many are complaining that they are becoming overwhelmed by complaints from members of the public. Add to their burden, complain in the most robust terms about the scammers.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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