In March 2020 we published an article warning consumers about the above companies:
Something we did not mention within this earlier article, is that for a company called 01C leisure & Legal Solutions, their type of business as described by their Spanish company registration is:
“The real estate operation, construction, promotion, sale of land, rustic and urban and of all kinds of buildings, as well as the operation in the form of sale or lease (excluding financial) of homes, premises, apartments, warehouses, commercial and industrial buildings, the rehab”
Is it not strange that a company that is registered asa real estate business is purporting to be a legal claim specialist?
Claim Or Not
To add to this article we feel we need to clarify what is and what is not acceptable when making a successful financial claim in the field of timeshare and long term holiday products. The first point to make is as far as any former timeshare contract is concerned, if you have legally terminated the contract then there is no claim.
Contrary to what you may be told, contract law is complicated in many ways but really simple if the contract has been legally terminated. Please be clear that it does not matter whether either you or the resort instigated the cancellation, it is gone, history, both sides have eliminated all liability.
Over the years the industry has seen an abundance of failed holiday clubs, rogue resale companies and bankrupt timeshare resorts. In all cases these companies now no longer exist. Please believe us there is no magic pot of gold waiting in some Spanish, Greek or any other court. No matter how compelling or how good the story, there is absolutely no chance of any court litigation to be brought.
Names No Claims
Unfortunately in an article of this length we cannot expose all of the reported companies against which one has absolutely no hope of seeking financial recompense through a legal court challenge, but here is a list of some:
- Eze Group
- Club Class
- Blue Chip
- Incentive Leisure Group
- Leisure Alliance
- Salina Wharf
There are no court cases anywhere in the world in relation to the above listed and the many others that have long since ceased to trade. There is a possibility that there may be a claim under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 if you used a credit card in excess of £100 but below £30,000, that said the 1980 Limitations Act states that there is a 6 year statute of limitation, basically if the company in question collapsed more than 6 years ago then there is no claim achievable.
For full information on “Section 75” claims please view the following article:
If you have been contacted by form of an unsolicited communication then alarm bells should start to ring immediately. Remember under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) no organisation has the right to contact you for any reason without your specific permission, furthermore no company is allowed to possess your personal data without your permission. There is no register of timeshare owners found on the internet or any other publicly accessible record of your transactions, memberships or ownerships. It is almost certain that your personal details have been acquired illegally; usually through theft, and if one scam company has access to them, then many others will also be privileged to the same. So you should expect a lot more approaches; especially the more you entertain their interest!
What may start with a relatively small financial commitment, will soon gather pace with requests for much greater sums of money as the scam progresses and slowly unfolds. Most scam companies only accept payment by bank transfer; unfortunately unlike credit cards, bank transfers afford you little or no protection against fraud. To help reinforce our findings, please view the following article written by Tony Hetherington of the Mail on Sunday:
Finally, it is noted that 01C leisure & Legal Solutions use a third party credit card merchant named PAYXPERT. Though paying them by credit card would normally offer you added protection under Section 75; due to it being a third party merchant facility,this may well preclude you of this additional security and therefore your safest solution would be to avoid paying them anything.
It is evident that 01C leisure & Legal Solutions are already the subject of numerous complaints, which has even led the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to publish a warning about their activities:
If you are at all concerned we are only a phone call or email away. That one communication could potentially save you from becoming yet another victim of an elaborate fraud and undoubtedly help you to avoid what could be a considerable financial loss.
Posted on: June 26, 2020
For more information regarding this article or assistance in any other timeshare related issues please contact the TCA on 0203 519 3808 or email: info@TimeshareConsumerAssociation.org.uk