Since posting my frustrations with Robin Larkins of Real World Rental in London, I have discovered 4 other people who've been waiting for a promised refund of deposit from this company. One such person, let's call him Mr. T, took action and created a website using Mr. Larkins' name as the URL. This site contained warnings to others, records of inconsistencies during phone conversations and emails between himself and the company, and a place for others in the same situation to possibly build a big enough case for a lawsuit.
This site finally got Mr. Larkins' attention, and he called Mr. T directly.
Mr. T has since gotten his money back after a long phone conversation filled with additional inconsistencies. However, Mr. T was repaid, and that's what really matters. In response, Mr. T agreed to transfer the ownership of the website to Mr. Larkins, which is why that URL will now take you directly to the Real World Rentals website.
Hearing that Mr. Larkins was finally budging on his stubborn lack of response, I immediately gathered my information and set about contacting him myself. And guess what? No answer. Again. I find myself in the exact same situation as before. It has been nearly 2 days since he claimed to Mr. T to be addressing my situation immediately. Nothing.
I won't stop recording this information, Mr. Larkins. I'm aware that you now have direct links to this blog and I certainly hope you are reading them. I'm going to continue to warn people about you until my money is in my account.
You have expressed frustration regarding defamation of character, threatening a lawsuit against us. But our contracts, the contracts you sent us, said you'd return our money within two weeks; it's been 7 months and 2 weeks for me. I'd say that falls under breach of contract.
My next step is to contact my editorial journalist friends in London and the travel community.
Check your email, Mr. Larkins. You have my information.