Dwaelf the Wanderer
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Watty

Shared publicly - Mon at 9:28

Where is the resignation letter for Diamond Resorts, please
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Watty Sorry that seemed to be abrupt, a bit of background info is needed.
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Watty We bought a diamond Resort timeshare in 2007. We have never been able to book anything because of prior bookings and now cannot afford the bi annual fees. I have just received the latest bill and would like to resign from it. Is there a template letter I could use, please ?
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connedagain

Shared publicly - Nov 11, 14

we joined UVC in 1996 but need to "get Out" now we have retired.
We have to sort this out before our kids get saddled with this nightmare. Has any one used "Justice 4" and their solicitors?
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Thurnhamdel

Shared publicly - Nov 7, 14

I am new to the site and have just rec maint fees for 2015 for £672.86 as fortunately we only own 1 week bi annually!
We are no longer willing to pay this as it has increased from £200 when we bought it in 1998 from CRI??
I am now looking to resign by way of letter, could you send me a template of the letter other members have sent.
Many thanks, your doing a great job!!
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Thurnhamdel Just rec our letter saying we cant resign! I'm guessing we just ignore now?
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sarmart

Shared publicly - Nov 5, 14

Sent our resignation letter to DRI on mon 03/11/14 got the reply by wed from DRI telling us we can't resign etc. Now for the next step!
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August 2014
dustybin

Shared publicly - Aug 26, 14

Please keep up the fantastic work you do. It is the ONLY reasonable rest bite we get from D. Silvermans phone calls and letters. You keep us strong AND sane!! thank you.
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Dwaelf the Wanderer Glad the site is helpful, dustybin. I think the most important thing is that all of us have been there, so we know what it is like and in particular how scary it is when you first start saying 'no' to DRI!
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Marjorie51

Shared publicly - Aug 19, 14

In a comment to reassure eelpie I mentioned that they were at the end of a queue of over 18,000 delinquent fee payers and realised the sums involved. 18,000 at say £1000 each is £18million! And we know that individual DRI claims can be £3,000 or more so at a guess the real figure could be around £25million!
I cannot accept that any business, no matter how big it is, could tolerate such a bad debt/loss if there was a legitimate recovery option.
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Dwaelf the Wanderer Got it in one, Marjorie. Why the heck would DRI borrow millions to finance their little empire if they could get that money (and probably interest on top) from us?
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Marjorie51

Shared publicly - Aug 6, 14

When you have a minute see Frogman-94 dated 050814.
A very interesting DRI official statement
"(DRI) does not report delinquent maintenance fee accounts to the credit bureaus....."
Because the bureaux do not accept this as a debt?
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July 2014
Hollypops

Shared publicly - Jul 9, 14

Have you heard of a company called timeshare release.co.uk. They work on a no win no fee basis to get compensation for mis selling. They do not require money upfront - which is good. Can't see any loophole yet, but I have a meeting in Chesterfield with them tomorrow. I have 26000 points and my last maintenance was a little under £2500 so I really want to get out.
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ghands how did you get on , we have been today they want £4,998 to relinquish membership.
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Hollypops Didn't actually go in the end. After speaking to them further I got the distinct impression they may have done part of the job for nothing and then charged me for getting me out completely. As it would have been a 100 mile round trip I decided against it. They originally wanted me to go to Fuengerola as I purchased most of my points in Tenerife and they had to be legally notorised. They would put 2 people up in 4 star accomm, but I would have to pay for flights which would be reimbursed from proceeds (theirs or mine?? and would there actually be any proceeds!) so, no, I told them I wouldn't be proceeding with it. They still keep ringing me, but now I tell them to bog off - they're proving how desperate they are for some of my money.
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Hollypops An added bit to above. I told them categorically that no way would they be getting any finance from me for anything and they assured me they wouldn't be asking for any. But I notice that they requested just under £5k from you to get you out. Everybody wants a piece of you and that's just not right. You can't trust any of these people to "get you out legally" - unless of.course there's somebody out there who knows better!
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Dwaelf the Wanderer You are so right, Hollypops. All of these companies seem to share names and addresses so they can all get a piece of the cake. Scammers, the lot of them!
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robbie123

Shared publicly - Jul 2, 14

Dwaelf. We sent our resignation letter to DRI more than eighteen months ago and have received the usual letters of refusal from DRI. We believe that DRIs claimed ability to force us to continue paying maintenance fees on our points is illegal and unenforceable. DRI have just replied saying that they have opinion from senior counsel saying that this alleged clause is enforceable. Are you aware of any other member being told of the existence of this counsel's opinion?
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Joshua-Daniel Just Bluster on the part ofDRI
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Joshua-Daniel ASK THEM FOR the name of "senior counsel" pointing out the Songs fine for misrepresentation
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Dwaelf the Wanderer Nope. Never heard of any such thing. And if 'senior counsel' said it was enforceable, why have they never enforced it? Obviously they enjoy losing literally millions of dollars/pounds in revenue from people who have stopped paying their fees.
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Silver Sword

Shared publicly - Jul 2, 14

Hi DTW.
I wrote to Citizens Avice last week they replied. (I haven't, but, have you but seen this one before or the suggestion therein)Received 02 july
Dear Mr X
Thank you for your enquiry to the Citizens Advice consumer service. Your reference number is CS 12146xxxx.
From your email we understand that you a relooking for information on who to report a UK business to.

What we’ll do
We’ll notify Trading Standards about this issue. Whilst this doesn’t help you resolve your problem, it gives Trading Standards vital intelligence about how the trader operates their business. You could also possible look to speak to HMRC if you think their moves and name changes may be a tax avoidance matter – the number to do this is 0800 788 887.

If you want to discuss this further please call us on 03454 04 05 06 or reply to this e mail.
Kind regards
Lxxxxxxxxx
Citizens Advice consumer service
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Silver Sword Tax avoidance that's serious S H one T. Any member see advantage in pursuing this line?
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Dwaelf the Wanderer I don't think their name changes are due to tax avoidance - it follows a pattern of asset stripping and potential insolvency more than a tax avoidance issue. However, reporting your dissatisfaction to Trading Standards is always a good idea.
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June 2014
Bamboo

Shared publicly - Jun 25, 14

I am new to this website and by reading what everyone else is saying I am in the same position, having not paid management fees for over 2 years and now receiving letters from Daniel Silverman threatening to take court action.I have not communicated with Diamond Resorts at all since I decided not to pay and have also changed address but Daniel Silverman still managed to catch up with me.Maybe this was stupid not to say anything to them but the only communication I had from them was to say I would not be entitled to book any more holidays until management fees had been paid .I didn't know it would escalate to this and I'm worried.
Should I write to them and ask to resign ? I can't afford to pay the fees anymore and am thoroughly pissed off with the whole thing and want to get out.
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Marjorie51

Shared publicly - Jun 25, 14

The latest news about WONGA loans and the penalty imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority for using fake lawyers/debt collectors should be highlighted with the Tony Heatherington article on the fake La Quinta/Riley attempts to bully DRIPs into paying up. The more complaints the better.
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Marjorie51

Shared publicly - Jun 23, 14

I have been watching the Akeld Manor case and have made several references to it recently. More of the protesting members' activity is now in the public domain and the latest General Meeting call is relevant to several DRIP issues.
The papers are at http://akeldmembers.org.uk and follow
Urgent Update - Urgent latest update - SGM paper - please click to read.
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Dwaelf the Wanderer Thanks for posting that Marjorie. Can I encourage any discussion of the Akeld situation be held within the forums. :)
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Silver Sword

Shared publicly - Jun 20, 14

Is a gagging order legal, under English law. Silvertongue sent me such.
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Mad Mitch

Shared publicly - Jun 11, 14

Hi.
Joined a while ago.... Been inactive. Dropped the ball and forgot to send a resignation letter to DRI.... Now the letter from Silvermans....
Can't get access to any of your links to see an example resignation letter etc... Please help a dullard!
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andsue1 Did you get an example of the letter we are in the same boat and don't know where to send the letter either
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andsue1 Can you help
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