Jump to content



  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • OK.  So you lent your car to a friend in 2019 and he racked up three parking tickets that he tells you he didn't know anything about(!).  You were the registered keeper (RK) at the time at your family address, but you got chucked out and could not change your RK address with DVLA because you were homeless.  You knew nothing about the parking tickets and enforcement action until you got a bailiffs' letter passed on to you.  You made an Out of Time (OOT) application in respect of one PCN but Birmingham CC objected to it and the traffic court rejected your application.  A solicitor helped you make OOTs in respect of the other two PCNs but you don't yet know the outcome of those two applications.   Is that the situation you are in?   dx100uk thinks you can resubmit the application saying your friend was the driver.  I don't think saying that will help as the driver is irrelevant.  It's the owner who is liable to pay the charge and that is the RK (unless the RK is a car hire firm).  I assume you are not a car hire firm so you are stuck with the liability, not the driver.   Whether you actually can resubmit an OOT once one has been rejected I do not know, but why not try.  What did the solicitor put on the applications they helped you with?  Did you not ask their advice about the rejected application while you were with them?  I think you would have to say something to the effect that you never received any paperwork in relation to the PCNs because you had been chucked out of your home and because you were homeless you did not update your address at DVLA.  That is the truth isn't it?  You don't want to lie on the application.   To me that's a good reason for you not doing anything about the PCNs, but I suspect that Birmingham CC will object again and that the traffic court will reject again.  And, as I said above, I don't even know if you can submit a second OOT application in respect of a PCN if the first has been rejected.   So it looks to me like you might be a bit stuck.   Unless dx100uk, or spaceman61, or another poster with expertise in local authority PCNs comes along I'm not sure what you do.   If you get no more helpful suggestions here you could try on National Consumer Service.  If you do go there, do not register with a hotmail address.  You will also need to provide them with a timeline of everything for all the documents you actually have, and you will need all the facts and dates etc at your fingertips.  And make sure they are accurate.   http://forums.National Consumer Service.com/index.php?showforum=30   And get your friend to contribute to paying off the PCNs.  Do you believe he really knew nothing about them?
    • To enjoy the protection offered by s.75 CCA 1974 for a credit card payment, you must pay over £100 and under £30,000 for the goods or service (even if part payment for a larger total amount).
    • Hi Charlie and welcome to CAG   As an Executor, you have a duty to insure the property and tell the currect insurer of the passing of the deceased.   Most insurers will refuse normal contents cover on a house left unoccupied beyond 60 days. So, unoccupied, the home will not be insured against break-in damage, theft, flood, accidental damage, etc.   You may be able to obtain FLEE insurance covering only Fire, Lightening, Explosion and Earthquake. It may cost more than usual contents cover  because the home is unoccupied, even though the level/amount of cover is less than for an occupied home.   As said here already, an Executor would be wise (or indeed have a duty) to remove valuables from the home if you have somewhere safer to store them pending Probate, distribution, sale, etc.   I hope if you can explain the insurance risks to YB and assure him that you are not taking items just for your own benefit, he may see sense.   Please keep us updated ............
    • yours is not the next move   dx  
  • Our picks

Club La Costa - sound or con?


Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 2250 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Riverdoe,

 

You are totally correct when you say that they want their cake and eat it, unfortunatly C.L.C timeshare products have very little, if any resale value, there are a lot of owners trying to sell C.L.C points on other forum sites for less than the yearly maintenance fees, so as far as them reposessing after 2 years, I would not count on it, why would they reposess something that they have plenty of, if you became a thorn in their side, then that maybe a different story.

 

Legal avenues are a possible way forward, as long as they are with fully registered lawyers with a thorough understanding of timeshare and the country of where you purchased and are not instigated from cold calling, but caution should be used.

 

As I said before its a shame that their seem to be so many in the same boat as yourself, and the company in question will not even answer to the problems created by their own sales people.

 

I wonder if Jenny Bond (Queen of the jungle) will comment on the timeshare mis-selling of C.L.C especially as she was once in their trial 3 year promotional videos and now has been working for Ripoff Britain, perhaps Riverdoe you should write to her.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 258
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

My other point is if you do not pay the maintenance fees for 2 years they will repossess even if you still owe GE or other companies.

 

You have to remember, you didn't purchase an Asset, but it was likely you weren't really informed of that at the time of purchase. What you take the loan out for, should be important to the Finance Company and IMHO, THEY should have realised it before loaning it to you. THere should be something in Law where Finance Companies should be informing people that there is no Asset Value to what their clients are buying, and then of course if you still want to choose, then you do.

 

This is why some people, I think, pursue the Finance Company, but I'm not a Lawyer, so I can't say 100%.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if Jenny Bond (Queen of the jungle) will comment on the timeshare mis-selling of C.L.C especially as she was once in their trial 3 year promotional videos and now has been working for Ripoff Britain, perhaps Riverdoe you should write to her.

 

One of our Members has written to her a number of times, but she declines to comment!

Link to post
Share on other sites
One of our Members has written to her a number of times, but she declines to comment!

 

Hi Toprobroy,

 

I have listed below the details of Mrs Bonds agent, who I believe has been under the employment of Club La Costa and the BBC.

 

I have emailed Mrs Bonds agent today and those of the other presenters in the BBC programme ripoff Britain to see if they would like to either investigate Club La Costa timeshare mis-selling claims as ther could be many thousands of mis-sold clients or could they give me an insight into the credentials of one of their presenters, especially when they or have been under the payroll of a timeshare company.

 

Lets see what I get back.

 

I will post all the replies I receive.

 

 

Jennie Bond Agent Address Information:

 

 

Knight Ayton Management

(Talent Management Company)

114 St. Martin's Lane

London WC2N 4BE

 

If you google Jennie Bond you can get full contact details of the agent.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok. Sounds Good to me. I have to be a bit cautious right now as I'm working with CLC to build relationships. The Proof of Miss-Selling is what is required before you get their attention. Thats the hardest bit. I'm also a Member Elected Director of an Old Product of |CLC's. We know that half of our Subscribing Members are happy with the product as well. Many of them buy on Resale, so they are only paying £1k-£3k for ownership and thats probably why a lot are happy. Doesn't mean that all is rosy, and the same applies with other Clubs, as I know other people who are owners. As said before, we must start with today and the future, the reasons I've already stated. However, any input is welcome as I plan to take that to CLC...including any proven response from JB! Ciao

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all

 

just wondering, has anyone stopped paying CLC management / maintenance fee and is now being chased and threatened with legal action by Ashfords solicitors ?

Are you all fighting with CLC and the bank yoursevels or have you got solicitor to deal with this mess for you ?

 

thanks a lot

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Majka,

 

we have stopped paying clc, but luckily haven't been sent any communication from clc or anyone representing them. We are still waiting for Linder Myers Solicitors to come back to us, the group action being taken through the timeshare org. So our hopes are resting here for the moment.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi all

 

just wondering, has anyone stopped paying CLC management / maintenance fee and is now being chased and threatened with legal action by Ashfords solicitors ?

Are you all fighting with CLC and the bank yoursevels or have you got solicitor to deal with this mess for you ?

 

thanks a lot

Hi Majika we have just missed the fees for this year we had agreed some payment terms and i missed the first payment after reading how many others were really fed up and feel conned by clc .less than 3 days and we got a letter from ashfords are they the real deal or are they affilited to clc???
Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Majika we have just missed the fees for this year we had agreed some payment terms and i missed the first payment after reading how many others were really fed up and feel conned by clc .less than 3 days and we got a letter from ashfords are they the real deal or are they affilited to clc???

hi,

have you sent the misrepresentation letter to clc yet?

Link to post
Share on other sites

i have sent a letter asking them to buy back my points and a bit more am going to contact the timeshare group everyone is talking about as well .I feel we have been dragged into something we have no control over and its cost us a lot of money and we have nothing to show for it . What have you done ??????

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

Upto now we have sent misrepresentation letters to clc and ge money, have contacted the tca people(sandy grey) and have stopped paying clc and ge, we too feel that we have been dragged into this, and also paid loads of money with nothing to show, like you, they told us so many things that were not true, but you don't think at the time that they are telling you complete rubbish, we were definately mis-sold. Now its just proving it, which we hope this group will do. Fingers crossed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

we are now getting all the threatening letters and fees for this and fees for that just waiting now for the dept to be sold on .not sure weather to join the court action are we gonna be stung yet again as they are asking for an up front fee .According to Sandy Grey from the tca there are approx 1000 people going to court so the lawyers will make almost £250000 before it goes to court . Just confused as to what to do for the best

Link to post
Share on other sites

yes am also worried about losing yet more money ie £235 just thinking im throwing more money away but is there safety in numbers and i guess if there are hundreds of us there must be a good case HOPEFULLY !!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Nosh56,

 

Yes I agree, it is a worrying time, but what choice do we have, if club la costa were such a reputable company, why aren't they trying to sort out all of these unhappy customers. If we dont join this big group then we are back were we started, its a bit like choosing the lesser of two evils, hopefully we will come out of this relatively unscathed if we stick together.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am now in agreement with all the above solana/nosh56 etc I have been holding back for much the same reasons, but think yes there is safety in numbers clc are a strong company we must stick together, if we do nothing. I know I will never be able to afford a holiday ever again our management fees are £2000 a year then the loan to GE £500 per month which they say they have now sold to Link the statement we have just had from GE is more than the original amount borrowed... why did we sit in the sun thinking this was a good idea maybe it was the drink maybe it was that the offer was a one time thing never to be available again, now I really don't know what we were thinking, but I do know there were many promises that will never be fulfilled...I am going ahead with the mass as I feel doing nothing will achieve Nothing....... we were shaffted as were most of you....Good Luck Everyone..... we will need it.... but we will stick together.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi mcanney2k,

 

I think we are all going in the only direction we can go, lets hope it has a good result, at least you know that your not on your own, I don't know about you but I don't know who to trust, or who is legit and who is working for or affiliated with clc. For all us genuine victims, i hope we do manage to beat clc, maybe they will then re-think their sales tactics.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Majika we have just missed the fees for this year we had agreed some payment terms and i missed the first payment after reading how many others were really fed up and feel conned by clc .less than 3 days and we got a letter from ashfords are they the real deal or are they affilited to clc???

 

Hi Patch1966

 

not sure about ashfords, i checked their website and it looks like a real deal, but who knows what the true is, don't really know whom to trust now ! they said in their letter that if i don't pay within 14 days the court action will commence without further notice .. sitting and waiting.

I am really worried and I think we should all join the TCA action group. I am too as all here, reluctant about paying the fee upfront, but I think i'd rather take this risk and at least have some hope which the number of claimants give me. I will not be able to afford to fight on my own with my own lawyer, so am afraidthe TCA action looks like the way to go. Good luck everyone !

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All

Just thought some of you might be interested in what I got today. I wrote to Club La Costa i December saying how unhappy we were with our membership, that we thought we had been misold the product, that we were intedning to pursue a class action and that we wanted to surrender our memberhsip etc. Heard nothing. Recieved the maintenance bill in Dec. and paid nothing. Recieved threatening letter fro Ashford and CLC. Wrote to them to tell them (again) that we had had no reply to our letter in Dec. weren't going to pay etc. This morning got two letters from CLC. The first supposedly answering the various issues we raised but basically saying you,ve for 7 days to pay or esle....the second saying they had taken our concerns to the Board and were not pursuing us for fees and that membership was cancelled! A result! I have finally got rid of this useless, expesive, mis sold, mis represented piece of garbage. Its been a very expensice lesson! Fortunatley I was able to pay off GE money about 12 months ago froma bit of a windfall so now owe NOTHING! But reckon its cost me the best part of £30,000 for 2 holidays in 7 years! Now looking forward to being able to afford to go where I want, when I want! Good luck to you all!

Link to post
Share on other sites

You should all pay the 235 quid, as some action is better than no action, but you should also know that the TCA has never won, brought before the courts nor advised any owners action group to a successful conclusion, in the last 7 years, and even though 235 quid is not a lot of money, it is when 2000 pay.

The only true timeshare advice out there, is what you will get from your own lawyer, there is no independant timeshare advice out there, ALL timeshare related companies are linked somewhere.

 

 

This site has many

Link to post
Share on other sites

You are so lucky to have come out of this smiling costly but I can imagin how relieved you are well done...just had a call from Link told me if we don't pay them 34000 the loan will end up costing us 78000 nice people.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Has Anyone Got Any Updates On Club La Costa Would Be Grateful To Hear Comments. I Have Filled In The Form For The Linda Myers Llp ......has Anyone Had Any News From Them??

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...