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Unpaid PCN from council and bailiffs.

(5 Posts)
WhatWouldBeyonceDo Tue 16-Jul-13 08:19:59

Last July I was driving with my son who started throwing up. I pulled over Into a loading only bay on the high street, put my hazards on and took him out the car (it was quite violent throwing up and everywhere!) I cleaned him up and walked about 100 yards to a bin and a warden put a ticket on my car!!!!!

I couldn't believe what she was doing as she could clearly see what I was doing and what ha happened. She just said I've started it now so appeal because I can't cancel it.

As soon as I got home I filled in the appeal online, a couple of weeks went by and I didn't hear anything so I forgot about it. (My bad I know but I've never had one of these before)

Fast forward to this year may, I received a letter from a bailiff company asking for £112 for this ticket. I wrote to the council and the bailiff explaining the situation. Never heard back from the bailiff, but received a letter from the council saying tough shit basically grin

So I wrote to the council again, and the traffic enforcement centre in Northampton stating my case. The traffic enforcement centre replied with a TE7 and a TE9 form to fill in and send back which I have done.

During this time I received a letter from the bailiff stating I owed them £441!!! This letter was dated 11th July.
I called them and spoke to three different people.

They said these charges were for 3 visits on the 3rd, 8th and 11th July. And apparently they put notes through the door on all 3 visits.

Now I've been working nights so I know they never came on these dates, my car as parked outside all day so surely they would of clamped it like they threatened me with on the phone?

Anyway, they then cancelled off the charge for the visit on the 8th as I pointed out they can't charge for 2 visits within 7 days. And they said oh no our mistake confused

But £105 of this is a charge for a van than they apparently brought on the 3rd July.

Now I know a little bit, so emailed them a letter of complaint about the charges and van charge when no levys been done etc and the fact that they didnt actually visit! I've wrote to the council again complaining about my case and their bailiffs charging me fraudulent charges And sent off my TE7 and TE9.

So what else can I do and will they still come and clamp my car?

cjel Tue 16-Jul-13 14:36:35

I'd instruct a solicitor. they will tie you in knots otherwise.!!

WhatWouldBeyonceDo Tue 16-Jul-13 16:13:39

Thank you! Sorry I've been at work all day.

I can't afford a solicitor, will the CAB be able to help?

gallicgirl Tue 16-Jul-13 16:20:58

Let the council know about the bailiff adding illegal fees and try to pay the original fine to the council. Not sure if bailiff can enforce on fees alone for PCN.

cjel Tue 16-Jul-13 21:57:42

Yes CAB will certainly have people who can help youx

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