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Paulo.dicanio

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241 posts

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HI all,

As above my girlfriend has recieved one of these parking charge notice from the company G24. She had parked for too long at a retail village called Freeport near Braintree, where she been spending the afternoon spending her money within.
My immediately inclination is to ignore it as I believe it is a speculative invoice and they have no legal rights?? Could anyone confirm if i am correct or if a am a wally and liable to land my girlfriend with a hefty fine?
many thanks,
Paulo.

Ganglandboss

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Rowan138

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bin it and all following threatening letters

ruff'n'smov

825 posts

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You are morally responsible to pay this fair and well meaning charge. How dare your OH park in a shopping centre and no doubt spend money in the centres retail establishments

streaky

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Who me ?

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She was not ,and never discloses to the descendants of Dick Turpin( or insert your favourite highwayman ) that she was the driver.( Wink, wink)
The contract is then with an undisclosed driver . Oh ,they will pester you with threats, hoping you(she)'ll bite and respond. Don't .I'm at the threat stage now, for parking in a disabled space with no badge, when a passenger of the unknown driver had foot problems ,and needed to park close .Last threat was to me as RK, about small claims damages. In that event, I've had to spend two hours cleaning glue off screen, two hours loss of use ,and a penalty charge on top of that ( If they can add things on ,so can I). And parking time - about 20 mins.
I wouldn't bin, just keep in case you need proof of their threats. I should imagine that their letters would provide proof of their guilt in either using adhesive to attach a package to the windscreen ( possibly criminal damage) or slipping under wiper ( interfering with vehicle ?).
I've had one parking thingmajig have a panic at local Sainsburys when I replied to her threats by asking her to stick a penalty notice on my car, let me take a photo ,and call police ,with my intent on having her charged with one of the above . As a certain Mr Jones says "they don't like it up em" .

streaky

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Paulo.dicanio

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241 posts

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Just as I thought! Thankyou for the responses chaps, give my misses some peace of mind. (not to meantion her mother, caught out on the same day!!)
many thanks,
Paulo.

Dr Doofenshmirtz

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The letters they send look very serious - make sure your women folk 'man up' before reading them.
My wife nearly caved in to their threats, as would a lot of people I suspect. But be strong, and just bin them. We received five letters begging us to pay or else...that was over a year ago and nothing heard since.

aw51 121565

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File them somewhere safe from where they can be retrieved in case - by some vanishingly small chance - 'they' try chancing their arm in court (this is easily defended at the moment, they will NOT win unless you fail to defend the case), as opposed to filing under B smile .

Einion Yrth

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This looks like the sort of thing to expect. They've got no chance.
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