Dwaelf the Wanderer
On No! Not him again!
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dustybin

Shared publicly - Tue at 16:51

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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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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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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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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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 [link] 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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andsue1

Shared publicly - Jun 9, 14

Hi we are new to the site and not sure how to use it had a e-mail last week demanding our fees by D/Silverman can you give us any advice
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Marjorie51

Shared publicly - Jun 6, 14

Greeting Dwaelf,
I note the seasonal upsurge in DRI demands and I believe that there is now a new batch of DRIPs?
If so it may be timely to repeat earlier information about the legality of fees, as opposed to contractual debts, as this is the substantive basis for the "dispute" that DRIPs depend upon.
Dictionary definition.
"(A fee) is a charge or payment for services"
Legal Dictionary definition
"(A fee) is a compensation for particular acts, services or labour"
Therefore if the services are not provided then there is no liability to pay the fee. This is probably why DRI insist on management fees being paid in advance.
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meonly

Shared publicly - Jun 3, 14

DRI state (in contract and their own member forum) that only the registered owners of the points are liable for the fees and ownership of points would only be passed to a family member if they were willing to take this on, even if you willed points to them they DO NOT have to accept them. Many DRI members who are still happy taking holidays have willed their points to Stephen Cloobeck, DRI CEO.

Regards,
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March 2014
spinach

Shared publicly - Mar 31, 14

Since we resigned in November, we have asked for copies of all data they hold on us. This they sent, but no signed copy of our original contract. We wrote to them again and received phone call to say that they only had to keep paperwork for 7 years. Surely this doesn't apply to a live contract? We have now been asked to pay our 2014 Management Fees. We had already cancelled our DD and wrote to them telling them that this is the case. Have sent short reply saying we will not be paying now or ever. Awaiting the next instalment.
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Dwaelf the Wanderer It doesn't apply to live contracts but DRI don't pay any attention to this. This is good news for you, however. If they have no signed contract by you, then they legally have no claim on you for anything because they have no proof.
I suspect they don't keep their contracts because they know they are worth rather less than toilet paper.
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