Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know whether they have threatened or actually issued court proceedings?
Thanks for your help. They have sent a debt collection letter but not issued or threatened court proceedings
Alex Watts : Ok in that case I would send the response and not even bother sending anything further
Alex Watts : If they issued a claim it would be a small claim
Alex Watts : They would need to show there was a contract between you and them, you agreed to their terms, they followed the code and the most important thing they suffered a loss.
Alex Watts : A court at most would award probably less than £5
Alex Watts : But these can't be enforced by the court like a council ticket.
Alex Watts : Therefore I would not pay too much attention. There will be letters from solicitors etc but then nothing will happen.
Alex Watts : its just not worth their time as legal costs can't be recovered in a small claim.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you. The car is registered to me as owner and keeper. My partner is a university employee that sometimes claims mileage on the hospital when he does some travel for them. Precisely to sidestep this issue, we have never asked or been given a staff parking permit. Would this constitute a claim on their behalf?
Also they are claiming for £160 in parking tickets and asking in total for £400 in debt collection costs.
Would this alter the small claims consideration?
Alex Watts : No, any claim for £10,000 or less is a small claim.
Alex Watts : So send the letter, you will get a load back then it will stop.
Alex Watts : But it won't even get to court.
many thanks I am very grateful for your time today. Good evening
Alex Watts : haopy to help.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else?
no that is all. thanks#
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Alex Watts : great, if I could ask you to rate my answer before you go, the button should be at the bottom of the screen
Alex Watts : If you do need more help please click reply