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SPS Claims Ltd: Yet Another New Claims Company

It is the end of another week and Inside Timeshare has received further information on SPS Claims Consultants Limited which was the subject of the article published on 3 February. In an email received, one concerned reader has explained that her parents-in-law are in a similar situation as the one reported in the previous article, yet now they have been contacted by another “company” called SPS Claims Ltd requiring even more money to secure their claim.

On searching for information on SPS Claims and SPS Claims Consultants we have two other companies, SPS Consultants Ltd, registered at the same address as SPS Claims Consultants Ltd, with the same directors, Stephen Saunders and Donna Teresa McCafferty. This company is now dissolved.

The second is SPS Properties (Nottingham) Limited, again this company is now dissolved, it was also linked to SPS Consultants and SPS Properties and Consultants all offering “claims and relinquishment” services.

This is certainly looking like these companies are linked together and may possibly be under the same controlling mind.

Now SPS Claims Ltd is registered at Company House, it was incorporated on 17 July 2019, Company Registration 12107246. The named director is Kris Malcolm Cobb, but that doesn’t mean he is the owner of the business.

Address: 

Units 8 & 9 Parsons Court Welbury Way  Aycliffe Business Park Newton Aycliffe  Durham England DL5 6ZE

Our reader has explained that her parents-in-law have a claim in Tenerife and have been assigned a lawyer, the call from SPS Claims Ltd seemed to know all about this and have asked for a very substantial amount of money to secure their claim or they would lose it. The reason is that the timeshare company is in liquidation and it would seem that clients need to register with the administrator and the courts.

Our reader decided to contact an independent lawyer in Tenerife for advice after reading our first article, the news was not what you can call inspiring confidence in the demand for more money.

This is an extract from our reader’s email:

“We heard back from them today and we are shocked by their findings.”

“Firstly, after reviewing the timeshare lawyer’s paperwork they confirmed that he is a registered lawyer so that came as a relief, however this was the only good news.”

“Given the amount my in-laws have already paid to SPS and the lawyer for their compensation claim, they are astonished by the amount they are requesting to secure their claim given this should be covered in the fee they have already paid.”

“These lawyers are aware of the timeshare company they are pursuing for compensation and they have confirmed that they are in the hands of the administrator and all the appointed lawyer has to do is to present their case to administrator for no extra fee as they have already paid the lawyer to cover all aspects of their compensation claim which allows for these circumstances.”

The independent lawyer also asked if SPS Claims Ltd has sent an invoice or even confirmation from the lawyer or the courthouse requesting the extra amount, this is a massive £10,000!

The answer was just as you would suspect, no invoice or confirmation from the lawyer or the court has been received, the payment was requested by SPS Claims Ltd.

The independent lawyer advised that no lawyer would charge such an “extortionate” extra fee for something that should be included in their original case, he also advised that if their case lawyer did not present their case to the administrator, they would be able to sue for negligence.

Needless to say, our reader’s in-laws will not be paying any further fees to this company, this story does go to show how important it is to get the correct information and advice. This case certainly looks like SPS Claims Ltd are just out to grab as much money from unsuspecting and vulnerable timeshare owners. It also now begs the question if the lawyers contracted by these types of companies are actually aware of what is going on behind the scenes between the client and the company?

If you have had any dealings with this or any other company regarding your timeshare claim or relinquishment and are concerned that they may not be genuine in what they are asking for, then please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Have a great weekend.

Start the Week: SPS Claims Consultants Ltd

Over the weekend Inside Timeshare received yet another enquiry regarding a timeshare compensation claim in the Spanish courts supposedly in Tenerife. The company is SPS Claims Consultants Ltd, and in their email to “their client” needing more money, this time to place an embargo as their case was won and this needs to be paid to secure payment or they will lose it all. 

SPS Claims Consultants Ltd is registered at UK Company House and was incorporated on 8 April 2016. The director is Stephen Saunders appointed on 9 April 2016, but according to the entry on the record, he was appointed on 8 April and resigned the same day!

Another named director is Donna Teresa McCafferty who was appointed on 8 April and resigned on 9 April, all very strange indeed.

The company registration number 10111634 with the registered address:

Lake View Drive Sherwood Park Annesley Nottinghamshire England NG15 0DT

This is not a complete address yet when searching with the company name is shows that it is another of these serviced offices which companies can hire for mail etc.

According to the records, their accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019 have not yet been submitted and are now overdue. The last accounts were for 31 March 2018 and were for a “micro company”, which means that it is not a fully trading entity. These do tend to be dubious companies to deal with.

One of the main problems with what our reader has told us is he has no official paperwork, no name or registration number for his “lawyer” and no correspondence from the lawyer. He has also not received any official notification of his case being filed or a case number, he has not even received any official notification his case has been won. Clients will always receive a copy of the court sentence, this shows what the judge has ruled and the amounts awarded. 

So far no website has been found for this company and many searches show another company which was based in Nottingham called SPS Properties Ltd which dissolved on 3 July 2018. This company was followed closely by several other websites and forums at the time with reports as far back as 2014.

Could they be the same people, after all the directors might no be the actual people behind the company but just the “front men”?

The most disturbing aspect of this particular enquiry is the total lack of information on lawyers and official documents that certainly make it look like yet another “scam”!

Further to previous reports on Platinum Services and Administration SL, another named lawyer has now come to light, Javier Ramon Pendón Nebro, Colegio Number 5993.

This is a genuine lawyer based in Málaga, as yet we do not know if he is actually working with this “firm” or are they just using his details?

As soon as we find out we will publish it here.

Our reader is yet another who has been contacted by this company with a supposed claim against Eze Group Europe Ltd and Regency Shores SL, again this company had more information that they should have. They know his membership number when purchased and for how much. According to what our reader was told this was supplied by the “COURT”, as we know the courts would not divulge this type of information to any private or third party company. So the question is where did they get this information?

Inside Timeshare once again warns all readers of the importance of gaining as much information from any company that contacts you, then it is important that you do your homework and check the validity of the company and information given.

If you need any help with making these enquiries then please use our contact page and we will get back to you.