There is a war of words in Jacó as DayStar Properties Management S.A. is being challenged by a new management company called Lost Beach.
DayStar of course, is the firm of Patrick Hundley, who happens to be in preventative detention on an unrelated fraud allegation.
Lost Beach appeared on the scene Friday when it sent out messages to news people and to those who own properties that have been under the management of Day Star.
Lost Beach is operated by David Byker of Grand Rapids. Michigan, and his partner, Denny Cherette, They said Friday that they were taking over management of properties at Diamante del Sol, Bahia Encantada, Bahia Azul, La Paloma Blanca and The Palms.
Byker, himself, owns 25 condos, he said. The message was critical of DayStar management.
Monday DayStar fired back and said that it has continued to function completely in Hundley’s absence, offering the services of rentals, sales, management and maintenance of condominiums to any clients requesting service. The firm also said that Lost Beach misled clients and employees and directed some to another work location that was not DayStar’s.
Both communications allege what amounts to criminal activity. A.M. Costa Rica’s policy is to report on criminal activity only when there is a formal complaint filed with authorities or when editors have to verify the fact independently.