What do Caravans and Timeshares have in Common?

June 5th, 2020

On the surface not a lot, one is usually luxury accommodation in a lovely resort in a desirable location, whilst the other can often be seen as a box room on wheels in the middle of a field, but it seems that both do have a commonality, they both bring large sums of cash in […]

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Timeshare – Explaining the Process of Spanish Court Claims

April 29th, 2020

No doubt you may have read that the rules relating to both new timeshare purchase and existing ownership that were the subject of an overhaul of European law.  The Timeshare, Long-Term Holiday Product, Resale and Exchange Contracts Directive 2008/122/EC (the Directive) was adopted in March 2012. This Directive was designed to contribute to the important objectives […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Section 75 of the CCA 1974 Unravelled

April 15th, 2020

Over the years we have produced a number of articles covering the protection afforded by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Without spending too much time going over the act in detail, basically S75 provides protection for credit card purchases over £100 but not exceeding £30,000. The legislation covers the full purchase price […]

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Cold Call Timeshare Scams & How They Spin Their Wicked Webs

April 7th, 2020

Timeshare scams must figure well within the top 10 money spinners for those unscrupulous individuals known as “Con Artists”. So what steps can you take to avoid becoming a victim? Firstly it is important to understand how these fraudsters work. A starting point is that most scammers will be working from stolen data either from […]

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Timeshare in Perpetuity

March 30th, 2020

Perpetuity – a simple dictionary definition: endless or indefinitely long duration or existence; eternity. You remember when going to sales meetings to buy your timeshare, the nice man in the smart suit and tie told you that one big advantage about your new holiday ownership was the fact that it would be carried on to […]

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Step by Step – How to spot an online timeshare scam company

March 16th, 2020

Technological and software advancements these days have made it easy for anyone to set up their own website without necessarily needing any help from the paid professionals anymore. Timeshare scammers have been known to take advantage of this by creating websites overnight to try to dupe innocent victims. To help you spot an online scam […]

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Better Business Bureau’s top scams list from 2019

March 6th, 2020

As they do every year, Better Business Bureau (BBB) have released their top ten fraud list from 2019 and it comes as no surprise that travel, vacation and timeshare have a place on that list. BBB direct their services to consumers in the USA, Canada and Mexico with the goal to put trust into the […]

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Sandy Grey’s 2012 Prediction For European Timeshare 2022 May Be Coming True

March 4th, 2020

In September of 2012, the original founder of Timeshare Consumer Association, Sandy Grey published predictions on where he believed the timeshare industry would be in 2022. Unfortunately, Sandy Grey passed away many years ago and the website has passed through a few hands since then but now we believe it has landed in the right […]

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Who are the Association of Vacation Owners?

March 2nd, 2020

The Association of Vacation Owners (AVO) originally formed in 1997 and based in America, was created as a social purpose organisation dedicated to arming timeshare owners with knowledge. Their goal has always been to create a community type relationship between timeshare developers and members. The Association was previously called the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA) […]

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Timeshare Fractional Ownership Explained

February 27th, 2020

There are various types of timeshare. Fixed week, points, floating time but in recent years, timeshare fractional ownership’s have grown in popularity over the classic way of purchasing. What is Fractional Ownership? Fractional Ownership is essentially a “re-branding” of timeshare, this ownership entitles you to a stake in the actual real estate value of the […]

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