theres car park in richmond run by CARe PARK, dunno what they are, im guessing they just do security and make sure the people who park incorrectly get fined
well i parked there, they have a big sign saying first hour free, i was ther for 5 minutes to buy some bread from bakers delight and got slapped with a fine, apparantly i was meant to get a ticket and have it on my car displaying how long i was parked for, so my bad, i forgot to get one, anyways i sent them a letter explaining i was only there for five minutes and that my financial situation does not permit me to pay such a bill, i recieved absolutely no response at all, untill today, less than 2 months since i was fined i recieve a letter with a title
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE
a bit extreme isnt it
please note blah blah care park ltd intends to issue proceedings against you in the magistrates court to recover $88, if you wish to avoid unnesesary cost and embarassment blah blah blah....
umm, this letter is what i intend to send in response, ill be saving a copy just in case they do intend to take me to court, the letter is below, tell me what u guys think, if i should add/delete anything, i actually do want to say "A Bit extreme isnt it' but i dunno if i can fit that in
I have just received a letter notifying me of your intention to sue in order to recover an $88 fine. I actually intend on paying this, however I did send you a letter shortly after the fine was received explaining that I was parked there for 5 minutes to buy some groceries, was unaware I needed a ticket as there is a sign saying first hour free. I further explained that I am a student and cannot afford to pay such a fine easily, I have still not yet received any reply from your office which is why the fine hasn’t been paid yet. I figured id wait for a reply before I did anything, which is what I intend to do now.
I would like to, once again, ask that you take my financial situation into consideration and waive the fine as a once off, if possible. If not, that is okay, I will pay what is owed, but I will wait for a reply to this letter first, I hope you agree this is reasonable. If you decide not to waive the fee I will need to organize some kind of payment plan, as $88 is a lot of money, for me (it is roughly a third of my fortnightly income, take into account rent, food, petrol, etc. makes this fine quite difficult indeed). Could I propose 4 equal payments each fortnight if that is okay. Please do not threaten court proceedings, I am an honourable person and always pay my debts, I had just hoped that explaining my financial situation to you would get you to reconsider, I figured that’s why there is an ‘e’ in “CARe PARK.”