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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.