• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Durban Sands Maintenance Fees?

MuranoJo

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
4,946
Reaction score
186
Location
Idaho
Any DS owners out there who have noticed significant increases in m/f? Just paid mine a while back when the Rand was close to 11 (glad I paid then) and my 2 bd DS was almost as much as my 2 Sudwala units (a 2 bd and a 1 bd). Anyone know what's going on?
 

glenmore

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
350
Reaction score
65
My DS and S levies were almost the same amount . .
 

Twhelan2000

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Messages
27
Reaction score
0
Location
Forked River, NJ
Maintenance fees

When I purchased in 2003 I paid R2400.16 for one white week and one red week.

In 2007 I paid R2400.16.

In 2009 I paid R4972.00
In Oct 2008 I paid estimated 2010 of R5600.00. They have more than doubled (almost tripled) since I purchased.
 

lance1097

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2007
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
LEVY

I asked verina loots back in April why they went up and she sent me some financials that I just relooked at. I have trouble determining any reason why there was an increase and I have an accounting degree.

The 3 files are PDF if anyone wants me to send them.

Your levy for 2008 is ;
Unit 1302 week 11=R2836.48
Unit 0701 week 15=R2483.60.

Estimated for 2009
Unit 1302 week 11=R3120.00
Unit 701 week 15 =R2750.00.



Thanks
Lance
 

MuranoJo

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
4,946
Reaction score
186
Location
Idaho
Thanks for your replies, everyone.
I just thought someone may have heard about refurbishments which might justify the increases. Some time ago, I thought I read that they were revamping the elevators, etc., but that was quite a while ago.
 

westrougers

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2005
Messages
96
Reaction score
0
Location
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
I too have contacted Verinia and she has sent me the newsletter from Dec 2007 about what they have done in 2007 and what they planned to refurbish for the 2008 maintence fee. I paid my 2009 fees (estimated) in 2008 and was surprised to find out I still owed more.
They completely refurbished all apts from the 5th to 7th floors.(replacement of front doors, reenamelling bathtubs and replacing tiles, replacing old stoves, fridges and microwaves).
I will send you the actual list if you want.
Nancy
 

MuranoJo

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
4,946
Reaction score
186
Location
Idaho
Thanks, Nancy. Just glad to hear they actually are doing improvements to justify the increases. Maybe this will bump trade power down the road.
 
Top