Can I again please tell people that posting on this wall is probably the slowest way of getting an answer. I only check the wall a few times A YEAR, so you could be months waiting for an answer for posts here.
The quickest way to find a solution to your problem is to READ THE FORUMS. In the last two years, the site admin hasn't received one query that hasn't already been addressed in the forums!
If you're really having difficulty, then by all means PM me, but be aware that it may take a few weeks before I have time to answer you.
We have a very small, voluntary team doing all the work on the site and it is a self-help site, so please do bear this in mind.
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!!
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?
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.
Citizens Advice consumer service
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.