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Topic: PCN from Council gone to bailiffs
Posted by: John Hickman
Date/Time: 26/08/14 22:18:00

My son recently received a letter from bailiffs wanting in excess of 500 for him having strayed into a box junction and being unable to legally exit. This alleged offence was back in December. OK, he was dim.

In November he had moved.

Ealing council claims to have sent him a PCN for 80 but since (probably) they sent it to his old address (he didn't notify the DVLA of change of address until December) he didn't receive it. Nor did he receive the summons to the County(?) Court.

A couple of weeks back, however, he got this letter from the Bailiffs for the PCN amount (plus, of course, costs).

He phoned Ealing Council and told them he had receieved nothing but the bailiff's letter. He said he was quite willing to pay the original amount but, since he had received no notification of the original PCN he didn't see why he should pay the extras.

They have told him they cannot rescind the bailiff notification and that he has to contact Northampton (sic) Couny Court.

This all seems somewhat overdone to me. (After all, they can find the new address when it comes to a sizeable sum of money). Can anyone (Richard Jennings?) outline the correct procedure to get this stuff corrected more easily? Or are Ealing Council following the correct procedure?

Many thanks in advance.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
PCN from Council gone to bailiffs26/08/14 22:18:00 John Hickman
   Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs26/08/14 22:39:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs26/08/14 22:52:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
      Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs26/08/14 23:00:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs26/08/14 23:05:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 00:13:00 John Hickman
         Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 01:16:00 Richard Jennings
         Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 07:14:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 10:01:00 Guy Lambert
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 10:17:00 Nick Jenkins
         Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs27/08/14 17:27:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs28/08/14 12:08:00 John Hickman
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs28/08/14 12:45:00 Dan Murphy
                  Re:Royal Mail redirection service28/08/14 13:31:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs28/08/14 13:35:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs28/08/14 21:21:00 John Hickman
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PCN from Council gone to bailiffs29/08/14 10:06:00 Richard Greenhough

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