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#1 OFFLINE   The Buzzard

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:32 PM

Anybody know anything about how to deal with these companies that send you parking fines that seem a scam?

Was up in Perth a few fridays ago and parked in some multi storey. Got the ticket and then when we returned, paid the balance as per the length of time required. Barriers let us out with no issue.

Now had a letter saying due them £60. ALD Automotive are the company.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

I ignore it and it goes away.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

In short, ignore completely.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Fuck knows, I got a council ticket on Saturday, returned just as the virgin had printed it - too late he said.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:49 PM

Cheers.

The fact we paid up before leaving and the barrier lifted for us makes me think we paid the required amount.

Just seems dodgy.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

They'll potentially go as far as sending you 'debt recovery' letters.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:06 PM

Yeah you'll get the debt recovery letters but just bin them straight away. It's a Mexican stand off. But you'll win.


Don't ever give them a penny
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:15 PM

Do this...


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:11 PM

Agree - just fuck em off.

Not your problem.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:15 PM

Fake a lawyers letter and ask them to produce prima facie evidence to support their claim or your client will seek damages...
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

If I'd been caught out parking somewhere without paying then fair enough but fuck this shit when I actually paid before leaving that night.

There's a photo of the car going in and the car leaving so I presume the barriers work on the fact that they must be linked to the cameras and payment received. That's what's fucking me off about it.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:29 PM

I went through a case recently with TCH law, from Hamilton. They kept sending horrendous letters. Real threatening stuff. The total got up into the thousands (that they wanted in solicitors fees, not the original debt I was disputing).

It went to court. I didn't turn up. It got thrown out. I sent them a fantastic letter simply saying


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

I went through a case recently with TCH law, from Hamilton. They kept sending horrendous letters. Real threatening stuff. The total got up into the thousands (that they wanted in solicitors fees, not the original debt I was disputing).

It went to court. I didn't turn up. It got thrown out. I sent them a fantastic letter simply saying


'HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA'


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

https://www.telegrap...-24500-ignored/


Not really relative that much to the original question.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Not really relative that much to the original question.


It's relative to those who think you can't be chased for fines from private parking firms...
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

It was someone who deliberately parked there and racked up £18k of charges. Not relative to one disputed ticket at all.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:43 PM

It's shows that you can be taken to court and made to pay such fines. Do you not agree? I know it conflicts your sound advice to ignore it.

If you must know, my advice to the poster who started the thread would be to contact the company and ask why they feel he is deserving of such a fine.

That better?
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:15 PM

How many cases have been taken to court for a solitary ticket versus how many haven't? That would be more relevant.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

Never had one of these but I'd be ignoring as well I think.

Sounds like shite.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

I'll be on the case tomorrow morning and find out what the fuck is going on.

General feeling on here is it's shite and to ignore, also heard that in plenty other similar situations before, but rather than risk it I will be contacting them.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:07 AM

Got anyone who can give some free legal advise?

Prob best way to go.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:16 AM

How many cases have been taken to court for a solitary ticket versus how many haven't? That would be more relevant.


You tell me. You're the one saying it's safe to ignore.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

I'll be on the case tomorrow morning and find out what the fuck is going on.

General feeling on here is it's shite and to ignore, also heard that in plenty other similar situations before, but rather than risk it I will be contacting them.

 

Just don't admit to being the driver.  They have to prove it was you that was driving, if they can't then they have no case.  You can stop all the follow up letters and demands by responding to the initial fine saying that you were not the driver and are not required to disclose who the driver was.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:43 AM

I've gotten away with loads of parking charges by simply sending them a letter disputing it. They'll either ignore it, and the problem goes away, let you off with it, which happens quite a lot, or at the very worst case, you're given an extended period to pay the original fine. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:14 AM

Fuck knows, I got a council ticket on Saturday, returned just as the virgin had printed it - too late he said.

I think someone that use to post on here is one of the council wardens now.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:53 AM

Got anyone who can give some free legal advise?

Prob best way to go.

 

@Big Man

 

His speciality is train disputes admittedly 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:38 PM

I have an electricity company chasing me for thousands of £s, have been for about 2 years now. When I moved into the property they blocked me from changing supplier (they had no legal right to do this) meant I couldn't change supplier until about 6 months later when they stopped being dicks. 

 

I never agreed any contract with them, stated my wish to change supplier immediately and they don't know my name, or business name just the address. 

 

I ignore the fuds completely. 

 

Since you are in the right with this one, probably just as easy to contact them and say you have paid what you are due and tell them to fuck off. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

I had BT get the bailiffs on me yonks ago for about a grand

Gave me a WiFi hub that didnt work and they told me to phone a boy in India who tried to instruct me to install it, but it still didnt work. Just chucked it in the bin

Kept getting letters and sent BT an emai instructing them that Ive been to the financial ombudsman (I hadnt really) and they were going to help me out - so they called off the collectors before someone got hurt.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

Better watch thon lads from don't pay, we'll take it away don't turn up on your doorstep
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