Bailiffs visit Parking Eye. No April Fool.
The bailiffs from Preston Court popped into Chorley Towers on April 1st.
There was no fooling around by Mr Sljivic who was awarded costs against PE on 10th March in Warrington County Court after the sage Judge ruled that ParkingEye’s case had zero merit. The Judge ordered ParkingEye to pay Mr Sljivic his £108 in costs within 14 days. However it seems that the education system is somewhat lacking in Chorley as clearly their employees’ arithmetic does not extend as far as the number 14. Note is clearly required for Mr Gove to look into the teaching of the 3Rs in Lancashire.
As no cheque had arrived after 14 days, Mr Sljivic popped back to Warrington Court to get an enforcement order for these costs to be paid. Mr Sljivic happily wielded his piece of plastic for the £100 court fee required for enforcement. Thereby another 100 quid was added to the bill due for payment by the arithmetically challenged ParkingEye .
ParkingEye’s cheque for £108 did arrive several days later, together with a compliments slip dated 24th March. However ParkingEye left sending this cheque until the very last minute and took a gamble on Postman’s Pat’s finest being able to deliver this on time. Their luck was out and the payment arrived after the required 14 days ordered by the court. Therefore the enforcement order stood and ParkingEye now needed to pay £208.
On April 1st, the bailiffs (as we all know so often threatened by PE against motorists) from Preston Court wandered up to Chorley Towers to do the necessary and duly undertook the enforcement to recover these costs.And therefore in unison we all cry Schadenfreude from the hills and steeples
So, time now to do some maths.
If ParkingEye’s pet lawyers from LPC charge £300 for their sterling day’s service in court on behalf of ParkingEye, plus this £208 that is now payable (for costs and enforcement), the fee for ParkingEye for all their futile efforts for their rapacious illegitimate claim has resulted in Mr Sljivic now being up £108 and ParkingEye being down £508. ParkingEye also had to spend £2.50 to the DVLA, £15 court filing fee and £25 hearing fee, taking them past £550.
If everyone went to court and did the same as Mr Sljivic, with ParkingEye pursuing circa 12,000 court actions a year and if every time they lost in court and it were to cost ParkingEye 550 quid +, this means Chorley Towers would be shelling out over £6 million a year on failed litigation.
Now if every one of the 700,000 DVLA enquiries (that presumably ParkingEye then goes on to send their illegitimate claims onto unsuspecting motorists), were subsequently challenged and referred to POPLA, this would mean 700,000 referred to POPLA costing £30 a pop would mean £21 million exiting Capita’s finest Lancashire acquisition.
ParkingEye would be down £27 million per annum.
Methinks, Capita would be somewhat concerned with their Lancashire investment if everyone getting pursued by ParkingEye went to court or appealed to POPLA.
Happy Parking indeed.
(Not the ) Parking Prankster