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avrumi
My wife was driving the car and as she parked up a van behind her pulled up and asked if this was her car and if her husband was myself who is the owner. Once she answered yes they went straight away and clamped the car and handed her a £545 fine to pay and then they would release it.

This fine was from 2009 when i went into the congestion zone and had not paid the fee. When i asked them why have i not received any letters in the last two years they answered me that they only send out letters for the first 60 days and thereafter they do not send any letters . The offence was commited on 14/092009 . In July 2009 i moved address and unfortunately i did not notify the DVLA straight away but possibly a few months after. When i asked the bailiff who did the clamp where the letters were sent he said that they were sent to my old address and hence the reason that i did not receive them. He also said that one the logbbok it states that within 28 days one is required to notify a change of address and the bailiffs send the letters out for 60 days from the incident in order to give you double time to have the logbook changed.

I am not sure the exact date when i sent in my logbook and am waiting to hear but i wanted your advice what i can do. Can i ask them for proof of the letters they sent me?

I paid the bill straight away and have the receipt- Is there anyway to recoup my money?
hcandersen
Where did this take place?

What paperwork do you have relating to the clamp/release and previous correspondence?

This sounds like a Mayor of London event whereby he is authorised to seize your car and require you to pay outstanding charges related to congestion charge before releasing it to you.


HCA
Gan
Unfortunately once a bailiff's been paid it's usually "Game Over"

Search the forums for details of Sheila at bailiffsadviceonline who can tell you if you have any chance.
avrumi
QUOTE (hcandersen @ Mon, 24 Jan 2011 - 18:00) *
Where did this take place?

What paperwork do you have relating to the clamp/release and previous correspondence?

This sounds like a Mayor of London event whereby he is authorised to seize your car and require you to pay outstanding charges related to congestion charge before releasing it to you.


HCA


North west london- Barnet

The only thing i have is the receipt from the bailiffs.

Can i not legally ask for proof that they actually sent me these letter after the offence notifying me?
dave-o
You do not need proof that they sent the docs. You only have to honestly state that you did not receive them.

This would get the bailliff warrant revoked and give yuo a chance to pay/appeal the ticket.

However, once bailliffs have been paid this option may not be available. I am pretty sure that people have gone ahead with N244s once bailliffs have been paid and have been successful eventually.

As above, call Sheila at bailliffadviceonline and discuss it.
avrumi
QUOTE (Gan @ Mon, 24 Jan 2011 - 18:03) *
Unfortunately once a bailiff's been paid it's usually "Game Over"

Search the forums for details of Sheila at bailiffsadviceonline who can tell you if you have any chance.


Is there any cheaper way to speak top them as it is 60p per minute?

QUOTE (dave-o @ Tue, 25 Jan 2011 - 10:39) *
You do not need proof that they sent the docs. You only have to honestly state that you did not receive them.

This would get the bailliff warrant revoked and give yuo a chance to pay/appeal the ticket.

However, once bailliffs have been paid this option may not be available. I am pretty sure that people have gone ahead with N244s once bailliffs have been paid and have been successful eventually.

As above, call Sheila at bailliffadviceonline and discuss it.


I will try the N244 firm.

Is there any cheaper way to speak to sheila than pay 60 p per minute?
dave-o
60p per minute is a bargain for expert legal advice. She has to pay the bills and they are hardly coining it in at £36 an hour!

It shouldn't take long and could make the difference between you getting your money back or not.

Technically you are not able to submit a N244 now, which is why we are suggesting that you speak to someone who deals with cases like this on a daily basis.
Gan
Professional advisors normally charge a lot more than £36/hr. Multiply that number by 3-5 to get the typical market rate.

Twenty minutes would cost you £12 compared to £50 + VAT minimum for an average solicitor who won't be a specialist in the subject.


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