Getting results where BBC Panorama fails*
Paul Rose and Maxine Warhurst won their case at the Pattaya Provincial court, following on the victories of Britons Nelesh Mistry and Devshi Kerai.
All had bought luxury condominiums in Emerald Palace, Pattaya, only to find that the property company which actually owned the property had mortgaged all the units to Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank, a Vice President of which subsequently had a condo to himself.
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But most of their projects for which they took money never even got off plan. And people buying from Haughton, who broke away and started TPME Co Ltd, Thai Property and Media Exhibitions, did not know that the company they were paying did not even own the properties.
Paul Rose and Maxine Warhurst, had actually been allocated units at Emerald Palace and had paid for them outright.
Quite a few buyers relented and paid out an extra £10,000-£20,000 – some who had multiple units much more.
By this time the board of Headland has been taken over by Limcharoen – who of course should have sued Haughton and TPME – but did not – presumably because TPME like Harlequin was little more than collected hot air.
|David Ames, of Harlequin UK, now citizen of St.Vincent|
BBC Panorama wanted to know too. But the BBC’s investigation was suspended after a producer was accused of offering a bribe (actually a job at the BBC) to one of Harlequin’s security advisors.
Judgment is also expected to be made in favour of another Briton, Michael Connor, next month. All the cases were taken under Thailand’s Consumer laws.
Civil cases are also being backed by the same team for those who did not qualify under Consumer law, either because they were buying to rent, or had not yet paid the full deposit.
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Finally there are still some people who paid outright for condominiums at Emerald Palace but were not even allocated a unit including a few in the video below. They should contact this site.
* No offence intended to the Panorama team which I have worked with in the past and whom I might be working for at present.