DCBL debt recovery - Highview (Tesco) parking fine

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Posted 22nd Jun
3 years ago I had a few parking tickets for parking in tesco as I used to park there when I couldn’t get a parking space at my job which was across the road.

They sent me reminders but colleagues just told me to ignore them and I did, they went away and I haven’t heard from them in over a year but on wednesday I received letters from someone now called DCBL a notice of charge on behalf of highview parking, at the bottom of the letter it says as featured on the TV programme can’t pay well take it away.

I am getting really concerned about what to do, they are asking £140 each and I have a good few tickets. They are saying this could be escalated to a CCJ. Do I continue to ignore them? Do I try and fight my case or just pay them?

At the end of the letter it says “this case is not subject to high court or bailiff action” Surely this means they aren’t going to do anything if I don’t pay?

I lost my job and there is no way I could afford this. How serious is this, and has anyone had any run in’s with them?
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Do as said above and if anyone says ignore them on here, just ignore that person you can’t ignore them any more. Just because it ends how it does doesn’t mean it won’t end with the bailiff coming.
Don’t park somewhere your not allowed maybe
DCBL? I think they're the ones behind Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! on Channel 5

If you keep ignoring, you may get to be on TV (and if you're lucky, get to meet Paul)!
Edited by: "lyesbkz" 22nd Jun
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You shouldn't have ignored them, sign up up to pepipoo and post your details on there... To give you breathing space, send them the debt is denied letter and refer it back to its client, they have sold your debt on to another debt recovery agent it seems that's why the letters have restarted from a different agency...
They can escalate it to court but then you wouldn't get a ccj unless you didn't pay what the court says you should pay after they have made their decision
Do as said above and if anyone says ignore them on here, just ignore that person you can’t ignore them any more. Just because it ends how it does doesn’t mean it won’t end with the bailiff coming.
Don’t park somewhere your not allowed maybe
The advice was at the time to ignore wasn't it now people going to come out with you shouldn't have ignored them and yep someone else bought that debt that's why they started letters again. You could ask for evidence and hope they lost it but get proper advice before contacting them. Looks like new business model, they are hoping people pay up before shaming them on TV.
Edited by: "MR1123" 22nd Jun
Naahhhhh, just ignore them some more... it's worked out really well so far

What I would do (aside from not parking where I shouldn't) is get in touch with the company, cap in hand & try to set up a payment scheme, maybe (unlikely) they'll try to help you & reduce the payments to avoid the hassle of them taking it further. Again, that's just what I would do.

I like how they add their involvement with a tv show to show you that they mean business
DCBL? I think they're the ones behind Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! on Channel 5

If you keep ignoring, you may get to be on TV (and if you're lucky, get to meet Paul)!
Edited by: "lyesbkz" 22nd Jun
Misslovely22/06/2020 07:09

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Op has said why he parked there. Not sure what this has to do with the OPs question, mind you.
How many tickets did you have?
Whilst it is currently not subject to high court or bailiff action, IF they were to obtain a CCJ for the 'debt', then this can be enforced by the High Court Bailiffs
lyesbkz22/06/2020 08:36

DCBL? I think they're the ones behind Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! on …DCBL? I think they're the ones behind Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! on Channel 5If you keep ignoring, you may get to be on TV (and if you're lucky, get to meet Paul)!


I believe it is and they are ruthless. They will just take it straight to High Courts and get permission to remove goods etc.

Sadly the whole advice to ignore is so so so wrong and bad - there have been test cases now which show we dont have right to ignore 'invoice' payments. Unfortunately many dont realise this. I know its too late now, but, for others in same situation.

Personally I'd get in touch and see what they want, how much and if you can start a plan for payment - if not the charges WILL mount up and will mount up quite rapidly.
Ignore them don’t make contact they will go away


People will quote this saying it’s bad advice! Ignore them also
I had a similar letter, they bought a ‘debt’ of a few tickets at the hospital where I worked for times I couldn’t get a space in the staff area.

I ignored the letter and never got another one, this was about a year ago. My advice is don’t contact them at all.
You could try asking Tesco to cancel the fines.
hyzzie22/06/2020 12:43

I had a similar letter, they bought a ‘debt’ of a few tickets at the hos …I had a similar letter, they bought a ‘debt’ of a few tickets at the hospital where I worked for times I couldn’t get a space in the staff area. I ignored the letter and never got another one, this was about a year ago. My advice is don’t contact them at all.


they've got 6 years to get the money off you.... I would rather have peice of mind
Carry on ignoring it like you ignored the parking signs when you got the tickets
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