Property Fraud

Owner of land : JY Vermeulen (ex wife and lives out of country, Malta) Represented by Gerry Vermeulen at Resort.R350 000 paid for land in 2007 (Hoopers Resort in Hibberdene)Built and sold for cash +/- 35 log cabins to retirees, pensioners, etc, at an average price of R500 000 each, paid to Vermeulen. Total value R17 000 000 "owned" by cabin owners.Promise of sectional title on payment of R80 000 for land. 18 cabin owners purchased. Total paid to Vermeulen R1 440 000.Levies on Lease hold agreements 35 x R2 000 average = R70 000 per month. Income R840 000 per annum.Points of fraud and consequences:No sectional delivery, money disappeared.This was reported to the SAPS in Hibberdene in 2012, but no interest shown.Leasehold agreements not registered, therefore cabin ownership questionable.Esculating levies, poor service delivery, no improvement in infrastructure. The levy will become unaffordable to many of the retirees, and the Vermeulen will take ownership of the cabin.UGU Munispality oblivious to illegal construction of cabins, no plans submitted. Two years arrears in Rates and Taxes ( R212 000) has suddenly arisen, and the Vermeulens are trying to extract this amount from the cabin owners as well.Cabin owners have consulted with Lawyers in Umchlanga and Margate, at their own cost. The cost of sueing the Vermeulens is exhorbitant, and inaffordable. Gerry Vermeulen looks and acts like a brute. He is not prepared to negotiate or listen, and threatens the old people. He does not allow a body corporate to be established. This has been attempted a number of times by the cabin owners. As things progress, the cabin owners are slowly being dominated, and all their financial input will be eroded. The cabins cannot be sold due to the bad history. 35 families will be totally defrauded, while the extortion continues unabated. The seems to be no recourse to the Law as will be very expensive to sue, and no way out for the cabin owners.The Vermeulens will walk away with an asset worth millions more than their initial input.Any documents/ statements you need if this case is to be considered can be obtained from me. 

Report ID: 6261
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Hibberdene
Suburb: N/A
Address: Hoopers Resort
Crime Date/Time: 1 May 2009, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username6261
Reported Date: 5 May 2014, 14:05 PM
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  • dischuffed 24 Mar 2017, 01:32 PM

    Hi 6261,

    You probably know me,I live in the rondavel cottage.The rates bill is now R408,000,and after the 1st April will be R421,000.



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