The Background to the Claims
At the time, SIPP investments from Harlequin Property were made to look very tempting and appealing to pension savers. But that unfortunately didn’t last, with the scheme now under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
If you have been affected then our solicitors might be able to help. We have decades of experience as a combined team, and have helped to recover over 70 million pounds worth of compensation for our clients where mis-selling of SIPPs and other products occurred.
To get started simply contact us, or complete the claims form that you see on this page. We will then give you a free consultation so you know exactly where you stand and whether you can get your money back on Harlequin Property investments that you made.
What is Harlequin Property Services?
As mentioned, this looked like a fantastic investment opportunity for a retirement saver wanting to enhance their pension pot prospects. Independent financial advisors (IFAs) were selling this plan and scheme heavily and found it quite easy to convince investors to get on board due to the projected returns that they said would be possible.
IFAs were earning anything up to 15% when they sold these policies into people’s SIPPs, and the total investment gathered from UK savers amounted to something like four hundred million pounds. This money was going to be invested in properties abroad including hotels and villas in places such as Brazil and the Caribbean.
Your IFA probably told you that Harlequin Property was a secure and sound investment… but you probably didn’t know this, but it wasn’t regulated by the FCA and only a small proportion of the properties were ever actually built. So the money was disappearing and there seemed to be little to no recourse to be had.
Can You Claim for Harlequin Property Investment Compensation?
The situation is very complex, with multi-layered companies, on-going investigations, and different cases being seen all the time. It’s true that some investors are seeing a return, as their money has been ploughed into property that has actually been built… but there are many unlucky SIPP investors who are not seeing those returns, and whose pension could be worthless.
Our solicitors believe that there has been a massive issue with the mis-selling of Harlequin Property investments, and as such these cases need to be compensated for. Our compensation claims team can help you if you have been affected and want to know what your options are.
In order to see if you can get your money back or make a claim to get your investment returned with regards to the Harlequin Property scheme you need to contact us now. We offer free and no-obligations consultations to all callers.
Despite the fact that Harlequin Property was not regulated by the FCA, meaning it’s hard to claim back under the FCA that should not apply to the IFA who sold you into the scheme. The company or persons that recommended you invest your SIPP and savings and received a commission could be liable to pay compensation back to you – with the help of our claims solicitors.
You might currently be waiting to see if the property you invested will be built. Our advice would be to speak to us now and to not wait – because you could end up seeing no returns. Is your pension plan able to survive these types of losses?
The seven Harlequin Property resorts are:
Buccament Bay in St Vincent & the Grenadines
Merricks in Barbados
Marquis Estate in St Lucia
The Hideaway in the Dominican Republic
Las Canas in the Dominican Republic
Two Rivers in the Dominican Republic
Garapua Beach Resort in Brazil
These names all traded, sold, and managed a group of Melina tree plantations in Costa Rica.
Harlequin Property Claims – Start Now (Time Sensitive)
We are very keen to speak to any clients or victims of mis-selling who would like to start with a Harlequin Property claim. Claims could be time sensitive so the sooner you act, the better chance of success you stand.
Contact us now and let us see if we can rescue your future pension plan and retirement savings. It’s not too late to start proceedings, and our lawyers are prepared to take on new cases each week.