Dear Sir/Madam,I am a pensioner, 75 years old and have received an Australian National Car Parks Pty Ltd solicitor Michael G. Roper that “I am instructed that a payment notice for liquidated damages weas issued to my vehicle on 30/03/2011”. The outstanding amount was $88.00 and now increase to $173.00.As it was well over a year ago & I don’t remember if I did parked the Claremont Street Car Par Park, (Woolworths), Campsie, NSW. If I did there were no notice of infringement on my window wiper or anywhere. Receive the the first ever REMINDER notice in a letter dated 6th June 2012 and solicitor’s letter dated 3rd July 2012. Paqyment is due within 7 days.What should do ? Pay or not to pay?Thanks you.Aaron WAng
State/Territory: New South Wales
I did not do anything. I understand that only governments and their agencies can issue fines and not Private car operators.But silicitor's letter is a threat to me. I don't justify paying the extra. Please help.
HelloThese agencies pop up all the time.You are right that they cannot fine you as they are not a government agency.What i would suggest (and i have had clients in private practice that have been chased by these guys) is to send them a cheque of $20.00 with a letter saying 'in order to settle the matter, please find enclosed payment of $20.00.' This was they cannot chase you as you have offered a chance to settle, and they cannot prove that they were at a loss in court that was anymore than $20.00.Courts are clued up on these thieves. Pay the money and it will go away.Please accept
" This is only a general legal advice" and this means it has no assunrance of me settling this matter and I will end up paying more money.
Have any other Australian cases similar to mine that was advised by you had resolved without further harrassment from the solicitor.
Does this question to you will incur additional cost of the $71.00 fee?
HelloI personally have dealt with these matters in practice with my own clients outside of Just Answer. I am a solicitor in NSW. I assure you this will settle the matter.Please accept.
Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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