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My Villa After IRMA #148699
11/15/2017 03:39 PM
11/15/2017 03:39 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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The South Sound Villa will be demolished to the existing lowest floor which is concrete and rebuilt totally with concrete. It will also be much larger and a 7th bedroom will be added along with 8 bathrooms/showers. I might add that the hurricane ripped the tiles off the pool deck. The only things useful in the villa is the pool, pool pump room, washing machine and dryer. Everything else is destroyed. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif" alt="" />


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148700
11/15/2017 03:49 PM
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Damn tpcook. So sorry to hear. Such a beautiful villa now gone. I'm sure it will be bigger and better soon. Best of luck to you sir.



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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148701
11/15/2017 09:11 PM
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Wow, so sorry to hear that...


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: Carol_Hill] #148702
11/16/2017 01:15 AM
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Thatís amazing that tiles ripped off a concrete pool patio

That sounds like a major mess to deal with

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: gjconsult] #148703
11/17/2017 11:57 AM
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Sorry to hear that. frown
Sounds like you have a plan to make it bigger and better tho!
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: Twanger] #148704
11/17/2017 08:10 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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We are working on it. Submitted my claim to the insurance company. Just that was a big job. Putting in the work permits for my workers, Then we start to rebuild, first remove just about everything , then the cement wall and floor will be done. Then the roofs. And on it goes.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148705
11/18/2017 12:40 PM
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Got my claim in fast..got the adjuster in fast..got my contractor's estimate in fast..and now I wait..and wait while I spend my own $$ trying to get things started..

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: Manpot] #148706
11/18/2017 03:15 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Since my claim is so extensive took about 1.5 months to put it all together. My workers are putting in their work permit papers and as soon as that is approved, they will come to VG , demolish the villa to the cement and start building. In the meantime I need to buy a dump truck for them to use. I do have some money to rebuild but not close to the claim amount. Problem could also occur with the bank who will have control of the money, until I present bills for them to pay me.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148707
11/18/2017 04:51 PM
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why do your workers need to put in permits? All workers involved in rebuilds can enter before 31st December last time I checked. You just need to issue them a job offer.

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: sleepychef] #148708
11/18/2017 05:50 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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No they still have to get work permits. They have "relaxed" some of the procedure. There is a lengthy procedure. I wrote a letter requesting the workers to work on my villa. The workers need to show their passports, have 2 photos and fill out a form.
What the government originally advertised was really not the actual requirements.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148709
11/18/2017 07:32 PM
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Are you going to be able to get building material on island before they slap the duty on it Dec.21?


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA] #148710
11/19/2017 09:50 AM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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No, and I suspect this is the case with most persons. The government should allow rebuilding of damaged buildings without duty. Also true of all the cars/trucks that will need to be replaced. Insurance payments are another issue.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148711
11/19/2017 11:25 AM
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Macon, Georgia
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Insurance is definitly a worry. Unless the local carriers laid off 99% of their liability to the reinsurers there are going to be defaults.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA] #148712
11/19/2017 01:29 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...
Already seems to be delays with a few local insurers in making any payouts Almost as if they are waiting to see the total claims and then divvy up what they have and send a small check with a "tough luck" note,then go belly up .Or the second scenario of lowballing the settlement and making the claimants sue them.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA] #148713
11/19/2017 03:04 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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A.M Best has given Nagico a good rating even taken into account the loses of 500-550M. Seesm no one in the insurance business seems concerned.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148714
11/19/2017 07:55 PM
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Hello TPCook,

Wow - your loss and need to completely rebuild is so painful. As I mentioned on another forum, your villa is a prominent focal point of many of my photos. Like every visitor, I stop at the overlooks on the mountain road. After 10 years of visits, I still stop every year for photos. One of the landmarks which "grounds" the view of my photo of the south side is your signature pink villa.

I am so sorry you have experienced such loss. My heart hurts for your pain, and my head hurts contemplating all the decisions you are making. Your resolve to rebuild is inspiring, and I wish you all the best. I truly hope to meet you on island someday, and the drinks will be my treat.

Best regards,
Shari

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: CaribSoul] #148715
11/19/2017 09:53 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Thanks for you kind message. We are moving ahead. Rebuilding is not easy but it will happen. When it is done I will be content again. Take more pictures from the mountain as we build. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148716
11/20/2017 08:51 AM
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road town
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The Premier has announced he will be considering extending the duty free period, so maybe some hope.

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: sleepychef] #148717
11/20/2017 12:12 PM
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tpcook, good thoughts to you as you go through the rebuild.

We too are hopeful that the duty free period will be extended.




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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: ski2play] #148718
11/21/2017 11:44 AM
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Ahoy Capt. Cook,
More Challenges means More Opportunities to make things Better!
Good Luck and Stay BVIStrong!
Fair Winds, Brent

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: Brent] #148719
11/22/2017 12:47 AM
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https://web.facebook.com/brian.edmund.7

This guy can get your plans through he is registered in the BVI, saw your post on Facebook but can't find it now

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: Brent] #148720
11/22/2017 09:41 AM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Thanks Brent. Sounds like your recovery will be faster than mine. 4 years to build the villa, 10 seconds to destroy.
Trying to get thru the government process to get work permits and approval for the rebuild design. Need to find a person to draw up the villa design so it can be approved by the building dept.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148721
11/22/2017 10:36 AM
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Have you looked at OBMI on Tortola for drawings?

They have been easy to work with.




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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: ski2play] #148722
11/22/2017 07:13 PM
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I've been waiting since the hurricane to hear an update on your villa as you and the villa have been such a presence on this board. So sorry to hear how damaged it was, but I'm wishing you a successful rebuild resulting in an even more beautiful villa.

Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: betorah] #148723
11/22/2017 08:43 PM
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Thanks, we are working on rebuilding as quickly as we can.


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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook] #148724
11/26/2017 09:42 PM
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[color:"red"]Shocking, huh! Imagine the BVI Government advertising something that is not really true.[/color]

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No they still have to get work permits. They have "relaxed" some of the procedure. There is a lengthy procedure. I wrote a letter requesting the workers to work on my villa. The workers need to show their passports, have 2 photos and fill out a form.
What the government originally advertised was really not the actual requirements.
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