IowaComputerGurus Owner Mitchel Sellers Named to NSBA Leadership Council

 Mitchel Sellers, Iowa Computer Gurus, Inc. Des Moines, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Sellers, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Sellers. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”

Mitchel is a serial entrepreneur with multiple organizations of his own, IowaComputerGurus being his primary focus for the past 16 years. Over the past 16 years building IowaComputerGurus is well aware of the struggles facing small businesses and is excited to take his experience and help the leadership council succeed in its mission.

Sellers joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of his efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small businesses, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs, and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small businesses. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small businesses a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Mitchel Sellers as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “He came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

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Hong Kong – Property owner fined over $5,000 for not complying with mandatory window inspection statutory notice

Property owner fined over $5,000 for not complying with mandatory window inspection statutory notice

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     An owner was fined about $5,500 at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts this month for failing to comply with a statutory notice issued in respect of his unit under the Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS) according to the Buildings Ordinance (BO) (Cap. 123).

      

     The unit is located in a 44-year-old 10-storey commercial building at D’Aguilar Street and Lan Kwai Fong, Central. A statutory notice was issued under section 30C(4) of the BO by the Buildings Department (BD), requiring the owner of the unit to appoint a qualified person to carry out an inspection and, if necessary, repair of the windows in his unit.

      

     Since the owner failed to comply with the statutory notice, he was prosecuted by the BD and was convicted and fined on November 18.

      

     “Failing to comply with a statutory notice without reasonable excuse is a serious offence under the BO. The BD may instigate prosecution proceedings against the owner according to the BO,” a spokesman for the BD said today (November 28).

      

     Pursuant to section 40(1BD) of the BO, any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a statutory notice served on the person, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 ($25,000 at present) and to imprisonment for three months, as well as a further fine of $2,000 for each day that the offence has continued.

      

     The cost information for window inspection and common window repair items under the MWIS is available at www.bd.gov.hk/doc/en/safety-and-inspection/mwis/property-owners-and-owners-corporation/MBISMWIS_CostReference.pdf. The Layman’s Guide on MWIS can also be downloaded from the BD’s website (www.bd.gov.hk/doc/en/resources/pamphlets-and-videos/LGMWIS_e.pdf. 

Timeshare Owner Justice Announces New “Dispute Resolution” Program to Help Unhappy Timeshare Owners Legally Exit Their Lifetime Contract

 Timeshare Owner Justice helps timeshare owners who no longer want, need, or use their timeshare achieve a legal and permanent discharge and release from their timeshare contract and debt. Timeshare Owner Justice stands head and shoulders above other timeshare cancellation companies because of their unique and aggressive “Dispute Resolution program” that provides faster results. With a focus on communication and collaboration, their team of advocates and legal professionals have figured out how to “crack the code” by utilizing specific consumer protections as well as exerting a pressure campaign on the agencies and entities that oversee and regulate the industry. Timeshare Owner Justice’s Dispute Resolution program forces the timeshare companies to engage in fair negotiation to release the obligation.

Timeshare contracts are long and complicated and weighted in favor of the developer. (https://www.forbes.com/advisor/mortgages/what-is-a-timeshare/) “Most timeshare owners do not realize that the contract they signed is a lifetime commitment,” says Case Analyst Ryan Millhouse. “The developer locks them into a lifetime obligation with maintenance fees that increase an average of 5% to 10% per year, whether they use the property or not.”(https://www.quickenloans.com/learn/timeshare) Many timeshare owners are senior citizens who were overpromised, misled and pressured into a deal that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Even worse, most of these contracts have a perpetuity clause, which means that when the owner passes away, that obligation will transfer to their heirs. Imagine, paying for that bad investment decision forever. (https://timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk/2021/06/14/a-deeper-look-at-the-perpetuity-clause/)

That is why Timeshare Owner Justice exists….to provide a solution for timeshare owners who were pressured, misled, coerced, or simply did not understand what they were signing up for. This is what happened to the founder’s mother–she was a senior citizen who was suffering from memory loss and no longer able to get much use out of her, timeshare. She reached out to her developer to request they let her out, but instead of working with her, the aggressive salesperson misled her and convinced her to upgrade as a way to exit the timeshare contract. This did not help her; it increased her loan payments and maintenance fees on a timeshare she could never use. When she tried a second time to get out, she was instead convinced that the best way to exit the first upgraded timeshare was to purchase a second one. The founder of Timeshare Owner Justice was shocked when he came across the bills from the developer and realized how corrupt, aggressive, and selfish the timeshare sales agents are—all they care about is their commission. Nothing else matters, regardless of whom they hurt. Shortly after, Timeshare Owner Justice was born.

Timeshare Owner Justice offers a free consultation to all timeshare owners to determine if they qualify for their Dispute Resolution program. Additionally, they offer discounts to senior citizens who are oftentimes the most vulnerable. They also offer discounts for veterans, first responders, and teachers as a way to give back to those who have given so much.

Timeshare developers have taken advantage of too many innocent people who were misled and pushed into lifetime contracts that they never understood. In fact 85% of all timeshare owners regret their purchase (https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2018/12/26/timeshare-troubles-extricate-unwanted-unit/2375107002/).Timeshare Owner Justice will advocate and obtain justice for their clients and get them out of their timeshare agreements. They are truly one of the best timeshare exit companies and they back it up with a risk-free guarantee.

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1. https://www.forbes.com/advisor/mortgages/what-is-a-timeshare/

2. https://www.quickenloans.com/learn/timeshare

3. https://timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk/2021/06/14/a-deeper-look-at-the-perpetuity-clause/

4. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2018/12/26/timeshare-troubles-extricate-unwanted-unit/2375107002/

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Hong Kong – Property owner fined over $100,000 for persistently not complying with removal orders

Property owner fined over $100,000 for persistently not complying with removal orders

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     A property owner was convicted and fined over $100,000 at the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts last week for persistently failing to comply with two removal orders issued under the Buildings Ordinance (BO) (Cap. 123).

     The case involved two unauthorised rooftop structures of about 80 square metres in total at an industrial building at Kwei Tei Street, Shatin. As the unauthorised building works (UBWs) were erected without prior approval and consent from the Buildings Department (BD), removal orders were served on the owner under section 24(1) of the BO.

     Failing to comply with the removal orders, the owner was prosecuted by the BD in 2015 and was fined about $7,000 upon conviction at the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts. However, the owner persisted in not complying with the removal orders and the BD instigated prosecution against the owner for the second time. The owner was convicted again and fined $104,400 on July 28.

     “UBWs may adversely affect the structural and fire safety of a building, leading to serious consequences. Owners must comply with the removal orders without further delay. The BD will continue to take enforcement action against owners who have failed to comply with the removal orders (including instigation of prosecution) so as to achieve a deterrent effect”, a spokesman for the BD said today (August 4).

     Pursuant to section 40(1BA) of the BO, any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a removal order served on him under section 24(1) of the BO commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $200,000 and to imprisonment for one year, as well as a further fine of $20,000 for each day that the offence continues.

Hong Kong – Property owner fined over $150,000 for not complying with mandatory window inspection statutory notice

Property owner fined over $150,000 for not complying with mandatory window inspection statutory notice

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     An owner was fined over $150,000 at the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts this month for failing to comply with a statutory notice issued in respect of his domestic unit under the Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS), according to the Buildings Ordinance (BO) (Cap. 123). The penalty is the highest amount imposed so far with respect to similar cases.

     The subject unit is located at a 32-year-old 31-storey residential building on Po Lam Road North, Tseung Kwan O. A statutory notice was issued under section 30C(4) of the BO by the Buildings Department (BD), requiring the owner of the unit to appoint a qualified person to carry out an inspection and, if necessary, repairs of the windows in his unit.

     Since the owner failed to comply with the statutory notice, he was prosecuted by the BD. The owner pleaded guilty to the charge on February 16 this year and was heavily fined $151,500 by the court on June 8 when he still failed to comply with the notice. The fine included the daily fine for non-compliance with the notice for about 300 days.

     “Failing to comply with a statutory notice without reasonable excuse is a serious offence under the BO. The BD may instigate prosecution proceedings against the owner”, a spokesman for the BD said today (June 24).

     Pursuant to section 40(1BD) of the BO, any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a statutory notice served on him or her commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 ($25,000 at present) and to imprisonment for three months, as well as a further fine of $2,000 for each day that the offence has continued.

     The cost information for window inspection and common window repair items under the MWIS is available at www.bd.gov.hk/doc/en/safety-and-inspection/mwis/property-owners-and-owners-corporation/MBISMWIS_CostReference.pdf. The Layman’s Guide on MWIS can also be downloaded from the BD’s website (www.bd.gov.hk/doc/en/resources/pamphlets-and-videos/LGMWIS_e.pdf).