Heights Holdings are Condo developers in Pattaya, Thailand.
Their Director of Sales, Mr. Andre Volgmann, promotes his condos as boutique, high end and state of the art.
What he does not tell you is that once you have purchased one of their condos he (or others affiliated with Heights Holdings) will then be directly affiliated with the Executive Committee & Juristic Persons of the condos they sell, thereby having a monopoly on how the condos are managed and run, which would seem and obvious & direct "conflict of interest".
There are numerous legal cases against Heights Holdings that have been lost & that have pertained to the incorrect construction of their condos. When these cases were lost at court it is the owners of the condos that are left having to "foot the bill" & pay for the construction mistakes of Heights Holdings.
Andre Volgmann (and his team) ensure that it is the owners of the condos (and not Heights Holdings) that pay for their construction mistakes due to the fact that (as mentioned), they are directly affiliated with their condo's Executive Committees and the Juristic Personnel of the condos they sell.
I am told that this is NOT a "one off" occurrence for Andre and Heights Holdings. Many of the owners, of their numerous completed condos have been left millions of THB ($) out of pocket because of this and the way they unethically conduct their business.
I know that Heights Holdings has an excellent lawyer (Mr. Robert, nicknamed the "Pitbull" - ready to threaten all those who make obstruction to Heights Holdings "business"). I am also aware that some of the owners have started with lawyers against Heights Holdings (through Magna Carta, Siam Legal,...): with no success! As it was spelled out by one of Heights Holdings employees: "Our business is protected with triple walls" ...
Furthermore, when Heights Holdings announce their AGM's they do so very will little notice, making it impossible for most owners (who live/work outside of Pattaya, Thailand) to attend. The Proxie Votes they send out for the AGM (for those who can not attend) are ambiguous, incomplete & are sent out so close to the actual date of the AGM that many simply can not have the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to them & then have them returned in time, prior to the AGM. This is a deliberate and obvious ploy of Heights Holdings to ensure that no-one can actually lodge any formal objections, or vote "No" to any of the matters upon the agenda of the AGM.
Finally, they insist that anyone attending their condo AGM's supply all their personal details including a copy of their Passport and all company details. The Juristic Personnel state that failure to supply these confidential documents will result in none of your votes being counted at their AGM's.
For those looking to buy a condo on the Eastern Sea Board of Thailand please chose your Developer carefully. There are many ethical ones out their, unfortunately it seems Heights Holdings is not one of them.