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Advice on bailiff fees for parking ticket

stanley Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I stupidly ignored a parking ticket, and now i have bailiffs asking for £385+
I have had a look online and it seems they have to charge a reasonable and proportional fee of the orginal £95 fine.
I have spoken to the bailiff and offered £150 but he says it is not possible, and will charge more if he has to come round again.
How can i either complain about/ or get the fees reduced.
This article seems to say they can charge around £28 plus £13 for letters, is that all?
stanley Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You might have more luck asking here: http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=30
#2
oh dear you is in trouble
#3
Who was the car park managed by? Is is CENTRAL TICKETING by any chance?
banned#4
"come round again"

have they been around then? Surely they wouldnt come around after ignoring one ticket?

Why did you ignore it anyway?

My mate just got two as well

£85 for parking in a mcdonalds when using their loo without eating food (12 mins in total for parking)!

£125 from parking outside a pizza hut when having a couple of beers off site (2 hours in total for parking)!


got to be really careful these days
#5
Yes the original fine was £95 but a court order would have been issued to recover the amount outstanding. then the bailiffs fees would be added. I would ask them to breakdown the charges so that you might understand the way your costs have been incurred.
#6
Was with a local authority.
Got the breakdown, basically £95 for ticket plus "bailiff fees" think he said something like £120 or £200+ per vist?
Thing is the letters he left were open, so anyone could read, and had no amount on them, I have read this is not the correct procedure.
#7
awful. This is extortionate. Daylight robbery.
#8
stanley
Was with a local authority.
Got the breakdown, basically £95 for ticket plus "bailiff fees" think he said something like £120 or £200+ per vist?
Thing is the letters he left were open, so anyone could read, and had no amount on them, I have read this is not the correct procedure.


If it's the local authority you've no choice but to pay the fine. That said, if the bailiffs haven't followed the correct procedure you may have a legitimate complaint. £300 odd is a lot of money, I'd take it to citizens advice and see what they say...
banned#9
the operative word in the OP is stupidly

at least you are man enough to admit your own stupidity

wouldn't hold out much hope of getting away with it
#10
So you ignored a court summons?

hmmm, dimebars, I never agree with anything you say.... but.... yanno....

lol
banned#11
dcx_badass
Why didn't he just buy something from Macdonalds?


key phrase "my mate" - and given the OPs admission of stupidity..............
#12
Does anyone know if there are rules and regulations on the amount of fees that are chargable by bailiffs?
banned#13
stanley
Does anyone know if there are rules and regulations on the amount of fees that are chargable by bailiffs?


like a fish on a hook trying to squirm free - whilst all along knowing full well it's about to get smacked on the head, gutted and thrown on a barbeque
banned#14
"come round again"

have they been around then? Surely they wouldnt come around after ignoring one letter?

just how many letters did you ignore?
#15
dimebars
like a fish on a hook trying to squirm free - whilst all along knowing full well it's about to get smacked on the head, gutted and thrown on a barbeque


Oh come on, give the OP a break. No need to be quite so smug and self righteous
#16
At the time i intended to contest ticket but didnt get round to it, then moved address and had renovations so either didnt get letters or just overlooked them.
The bailiffs have left 2 letters while i have been trying to contact the la and get more info.
Think i will just bite the bullet, unless anyone has any suggestions on getting out of some of it?
#17
tinkerbell28
So you had a ticket from the council, had a court summons, ignored it, "forgot" to tell them you moved, the court appointed baliffs to trace you, you then "overlooked" more letters and you wonder why it's nearly £400 is that right?


When you put it like that, £400 is a very reasonable amount imo....
banned#18
tinkerbell28
So you had a ticket from the council, had a court summons, ignored it, "forgot" to tell them you moved, the court appointed baliffs to trace you, you then "overlooked" more letters and you wonder why it's nearly £400 is that right?.


seems like it - wonder how a court would view 'ignorance' as a defence
#19
I was just about to start a post on what i would like to do with traffic wardens when i noticed this.

I have just got a ticket today, for parking on an empty residential road which was supposedly for permit holders only. I have no problem with that, apart from that fact that there were two signs giving this detail on the whole road, neither close to my car.

However i did walk past the sign and paid no attention to it as i just thought it was a normal road. So even though i am now stuck with a £70 fine which is my own fault, i still feel like wrapping my hand around the wardens neck!


To the OP, i doubt there is anything that you could do to reduce the cost. There main aim is to make money and they are unlikely to budge.
banned#20
s_paul;6187844
I was just about to start a post on what i would like to do with traffic wardens when i noticed this.

I have just got a ticket today, for parking on an empty residential road which was supposedly for permit holders only. I have no problem with that, apart from that fact that there were two signs giving this detail on the whole road, neither close to my car.

However i did walk past the sign and paid no attention to it as i just thought it was a normal road. So even though i am now stuck with a £70 fine which is my own fault, i still feel like wrapping my hand around the wardens neck!


To the OP, i doubt there is anything that you could do to reduce the cost. There main aim is to make money and they are unlikely to budge.

I thought they had to have a sign on EVERY lamppost...............:thinking:

might help

http://www.parkingticket.co.uk/au.html
#21
Based on the baliffs letters beiing sent unsealed you may - just may - have a case for defamation.

Simply sending the letters unsealed isn't of itself a defamation http://tinyurl.com/l986fx

But if there was a good chance they'd be read by someone else, there could be a case to argue - fo rinstalce you'd not responded because you'd moved and it may be possible to argue that, given the time between the offence and the letters, you the reason you didn't reply was because you'd moved and that should have been considered by the baliffs in sending a letter and they should have made damn' sure it was sealed, since it could have been seen by the new occupier anxious to get a return address.

See this: http://tinyurl.com/lljakw

And these if you really can't get to sleep:

http://mavrkydefamationcaselaw.blogspot.com/2007/01/huth-v-huth.html
http://mavrkydefamationcaselaw.blogspot.com/2007/01/theaker-v-richardson.html
#22
Right, some correcting, mainly for Tinkerbell, time to do to her what she does to others.

Council Tickets do not go through the court, and therefore the OP DID NOT ignore a court summons. After payment hasn't been received, it goes direct to the bailiffs, to free up the court system.

Good news is, that, if you sign a statatury declaration, stating that uou did not receive the Notice to Owner (which you would have got, if you had not moved house) then the whole process can be reset back the the appeal stage, at which point, you can go to the independent adjudicators, if unsuccessful, you will pay for the full fine on the original ticket, not the hundreds that is at at the moment.

TIPS FOR THE FUTURE:

DON'T ignore Council tickets. Get yourself over to http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php and post a scan or picture of all of the PCN, along with pictures of any signs, and pictures of any lines or bay you were parked in.

ALWAYS IGNORE private parking tickets, do not contact them at all, they well send letters from themselves, debt collectors and solicitors, threatening all sorts, but there charges are unenforceable, and hence 99% don't get to court. Only respond to a court summons in the extremely unlikely event they push further, which can be easily defended.

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