WHO: Simon Ottwell and Business Solutions of Hillsborough LLC Ripped me off. The other companies he runs are Global Business Brockerage, Complete Finacial Solutions, Wholesale Propreties INC, and possibly Florida Realestate where his wife Karen Ottwel, is a REALTOR.
WHEN: January 11, 2013,
WHERE: Bradenton Florida, County of Manatee, 12th District.
I AM LOOKING FOR ATTORNEY FOR Legal representation.
Simon Ottwell convinced me vial email and telephone that his 1990 boat matched the value of my building lot in Punta Gorda.
I agreed that if the boat and engine were in the excellent condition he claimed, I would trade a signed quitclaim deed that was prepared by Business Solutions of Hillsborough LLC. Ottewell insisted that all paper work (quit claim deed) be completed and notarized prior to a sea trial of the boat.
Late on the afternoon of 1/11/13, Otwell showed up with a boat that was not quite as nice as his picture indicated, but we went to a local public ramp and after some difficulty starting the engine, Otewell launched the boat.
Almost immeaditly, Otewell accellerated to a high speed and drove the boat aground. I was already afraid, and was holding on for dear life.
Otewell continued to run the engine at high speed, probably hoping to break the engine free from the bottom. He finally disingaged the engine, and elivated the engine some to a point where he could get some foreward movement. Eventualy he managed to free the engine from the bottom, and we limped the boat to shore.
Otewell already had my signed paperwork in his car which was done on his insistance of saving time. Otewell would not return my signed deed, nor was he willing to discuss repairs to a boat that he said was now mine.
Otewell dropped of the damaged boat to my residence in Bradenton and was intimidating when I wanted my deed back. I fear for my safety. I am a 67 yr old disabled vet, and on social security bennifits. I could not even attempt to take my paperwork back, even if I were disposed todo so.
I want Otewell to either return my property or pay me $5000 dollars, the agreed value of my property. I had to have the boat from my property and put it in storage. Too late, I checked Otewell on Google, and found other complaints regarding him being intemidating and extremely rude. I need help fast Otewell has already been offering my lot on Craigslist for $9,500.