Order for Recovery

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Order for Recovery Process

These are the enforcement steps for the order for recovery. If your case is at this stage, we strongly recommend getting help to challenge the order for recovery so enforcement can be stopped. We will then show you the process on how to get it resolved here.

  1. An order for recovery is issued by the TEC allowing bailiffs to recover the money owed.
  1. If you send a witness statement within 21 days of the order for recovery, the order for recovery is cancelled automatically
  2. The council will then either re-issue the penalty charge to be paid or send you an offer letter to pay the lower amount

If you do not challenge the order for recovery, the case proceeds to bailiff enforcement.

  1. If the order for recovery is not challenged within 21 days, bailiffs will be involved and start pursuing payment.
  2. At this stage, you should get support to deal with the bailiff enforcement so the matter can be resolved.
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How to Resolve an Order for Recovery?

If you follow the following steps, your order for recovery will be swiftly cancelled and the extra 50% of charges will be removed. The important thing is to make sure you respond to the TEC within 21 days of the order for recovery being issued

If it has been more than 21 days, we recommend raising a support case to get help with resolving your issue.

If you pay the order for recovery, the matter will be closed, however, there is no need to make payment at this stage since the order can easily be cancelled.

An order for recovery can be cancelled under the following scenarios:

(1) If you did not receive the penalty charge notice,
(2) made payment or
(3) are waiting for an appeal outcome from the council or tribunal, wait for the order for recovery.

What usually happens is that the council will send letters to your old address and then later the bailiff will trace your new address, in this scenario, you should always send an application to the TEC and request a copy of the PCN so you can appeal or pay the lower amount.

 

  • 1. You will receive the order for recovery from the TEC
  • 2. If you appeal the order for recovery within 21 days, the order for recovery and charge certificate will be cancelled
  • 3. Once the charge certificate is cancelled, the amount due will go back down and the council will ask you to pay the discount amount

Payment

An order for recovery within the time stated on the notice. The amount is usually £173 or £203 in London. You don't have to pay if you can challenge the order and get it cancelled.

Appeal to the TEC

You can send a witness statement to the Northampton within 21 days and an out of time statement if you are writing after 21 days. If you appeal within 21 days, the order for recovery will be cancelled right away. If you appeal after 21 days, a judge will check your application and make a decision.

Ignore

If payment is not made, bailiffs will attend to recover money or goods which can include the vehicle.

Cancelled Order for Recovery

Order for Recovery FAQ

Appealing an order for recovery?

You can send an application to the Northampton County Court only in the following situation: 

(1) If you did not receive the penalty charge notice,
(2) made payment or
(3) are waiting for an appeal outcome from the council or tribunal, wait for the order for recovery.

Raising a complaint

If you believe that the enforcement process has not been fair, you can raise a complaint to the council and should you be unhappy with their response, you can then complain to the Local Goverment Ombudsman. The ombudsman can only investigate issues relating to wrongful enforcement and not the reasons related to the PCN itself.

Forms for Order for Recovery?

Support for order for recovery

You can use our apps to write the order for recovery forms, we can also help with getting the forms witnessed. Please visit the homepage for instructions on how to complete the form.