Debt Recovery Plus Debt Collection

Debt Recovery Plus (DRP) is the leading provider of debt recovery services for the private parking sector. If you’re receiving calls and letters from DRP this can be a daunting experience, but at DebtBuffer we’re here to help.

Why is DRP (Debt Recovery Plus) contacting me?

If you’re being contacted by DRP the chances are it’s about a Parking Charge Notice (PCN.) DRP is employed to collect these fines by their clients and is part of Bristow & Sutor, who are an enforcement agency specialising in debt recovery.

Who are DRP’s clients?

DRP works on behalf of private parking companies and landlords across the UK. They don’t issue the tickets themselves, own the land or deal with appeals. Their job is to recover files on behalf of their clients and they claim to have the highest recovery rate in the industry.

DRP clients include:

– CP Plus
– Euro car parks
– Excel
– First Parking Services
– G24
– Highview Parking Limited
– Northamptonshire Parking Management
– Northwest Parking Enforcement Ltd
– Parking Collection Services
– Parking Control Management UK Ltd
– ParkingEye
– Private Parking Solution
– Smart Parking
– UKPC
– Vehicle Control Services

I don’t owe this money to DRP – what should I do?

If you’ve already paid the fine, you’re not the person that DRP is trying to contact or you don’t owe the money then contact DRP directly. It’s important you do this as quickly as possible or you could incur further charges.

If you’re appealing the PCN then don’t make any payment as this can be seen as an admission of guilt on your part and you won’t be able to appeal if you’ve paid.

If you believe a mistake has been made you could use our ‘prove it’ letter template and ask DRP to provide you with documentation that shows that you owe the debt.

Or send a debt denial letter backed up with a clear demonstration that the parking charge was not issued correctly. You must have solid evidence including photos or misleading signs, repair bills if your car breaks down or a valid parking ticket to back up your letter.

What will happen if I don’t pay DRP?

If you don’t pay DRP they can take legal action against you to recover the money. This could have a negative impact on your credit card score. You could even find that you’re facing a County Court Judgement (CCJ) which will stay on your credit record for 6 years.

If you receive a Letter Before Action in the post, make sure you reply to it immediately using the form included:

  • Outline why you can’t afford to pay in full
  • Fill in the financial statement
  • Make an offer of repayment
  • Contact DebtBuffer to discuss your options

This could help you avoid legal issues and a CCJ.

Even a small debt can rapidly escalate if you don’t take prompt action. If you can’t afford to pay then contact DRP as quickly as possible to try and arrange a payment plan.

Is Debt Recovery Plus Ltd legitimate?

DRP was founded in 2009 in Manchester and is an authorised member of both the International Parking Community (IPC) and the British Parking Association (BPA) and works to their strict guidelines. DRP is also regularly audited by the DVLA to ensure that they handle data correctly.

Can I ignore Debt Recovery Plus?

If you’ve received a letter from Debt Recovery Plus then contact DebtBuffers and we can talk you through your options.

It’s important to remember that DRP is not bailiffs and that the letters you receive are standard templates designed to look intimidating and sent to thousands of people.

It’s important to remember that DRP is not bailiffs and that the letters you receive are standard templates designed to look intimidating and sent to thousands of people.

  • Provide misleading information of any kind
  • Harass you in any way
  • Contact you repeatedly, approach you on social media or outside the hours of 8 am – 9 pm
  • Discuss your debt with a family member or employer

If you believe DRP is not operating within these guidelines you can complain to the Financial Ombudsman.

If you decide to ignore Debt Recovery Plus you could end up with a CCJ that will affect your credit score for 6 years.

Can Debt Recovery Plus send bailiffs?

If you fail to pay a debt you owe then the parking company can take you to court and a CCJ can be issued against you. A bailiff can then be appointed to recover the debt.

DRP has no legal power over you and cannot have you arrested or sent to prison. But if they’re successful in gaining a CCJ against you then they could instruct bailiffs to visit your house and recover items equal in value to the debt you owe.

DRP cannot come to your home without your consent and must leave when you ask them to.

Do Debt Recovery Plus take you to court?

Debt Recovery Plus can take you to court to claim back the money they say you owe. You’ll receive a Letter Before Action informing you if this is the case.

Next steps with DebtBuffers

Being hassled by debt collectors is never a nice experience but at DebtBuffers we’re on your side. We can help you by creating breathing space that lets you take control of your life and your money.

Start the conversation with our AI chatbot today for clear and impartial advice that enables you to stop worrying and start living without the burden of debt.

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