HiThank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. ICustomertry to help with this. Please RATE my answer OK SERVICE or above.-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Due to lack of employment a friend of mine has stayed with a friend in a spare roomfor the last four months in London. He has a car that has received at least 50 parking tickets. For the most part they are legitimite tickets. The reason he received the tickets was because the car was parked in a residents parking bay. There is nowhere to park a car in this part of London. The friend purchased many visitors parking permits that allowed him to park in a residents bay. The visitors parking permits use a 'scratch card' type system and my friend has often:
(i) scratched the wrong date and time box's,
(ii) forgotton to display a visitors pass
(iii) inadvertenly gone over time that was originally scratched.
He was not able to get a residents parking permit because he was not registered at the address that he was temporarily staying at.
The car is now up for sale and my friend has permanently moved from the address the car was registered at.
My question is - : After the bailiffs realise that my friend no longer lives at the cars registered property; would it be possible for them to track down my friend through other means. And if they do track him down, and still do not recoup the fines, does the matter return to the court ?
If it does return to the court, would it be possible or likely that the courtCustomerfreeze the assets of my friend (he has a small flat that is rented out and has a little equity, and he has about 5k in the bank).
Appreciate you advice.
(PS, I know its probably irrelevant but my friend has never had any debts, fines, criminal records. has always worked. Due to current difficult financial circumstances, he ended up in a place that was not car friendly and things just got of of control. He needs to know what to do to esure what little assets he has left are not lost to paying fines, even if its advised to sell up and leave the country).
Ok. So whats your main question about this?
Due to the fact there are over 50 tickets, would it be possible and likely for Northampton court to eventually freeze his bank account and sell his flat to pay the fine, bailif cost and any court costs incurred?
Not easily.TheyCustomerinstruct bailiffs to collect these debts. TheyCustomerjust attend and seize his car and anything of value. They would not normally freeze his account though or reclaim his house.Normally a bailiff would just seize anything available and if that doesn't cover the debt then return on a later date.A bailiff wouldn't enforce against his house.It is possible for Northampton to do that but they would not normally.
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Just wondering how everything is going?Do you need any more help?
Thanks Jomo, questioned answered - thats fine (I suppose my only concern was that you said "It is possible for Northampton to do that but they would not normally". I understand that normally, ie for 1 or 2 tickets it would be fine but I have over 50 tickets (far from normal) and I was concerned I might be tracked down. I did some more research on line and found some guy that used an old Magna Carta law to get his tickets quashed.
I wouldn't take any notice of that. The magna carta doesn't have the remotest impact on parking fines. Anyway that case has been greatly misquoted and has been decided against the motorist.There's a lot of nonsense on the internet about parking fines.
fair enough ! thanks very much.
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