Has your timeshare become a burden on you and your family?

 

If so, you are not alone. In fact, recent surveys showed that nearly 85% of timeshare owners were unhappy with their purchase. Among some of the top reasons cited by consumers was the rising maintenance fees, unhappy with the resort and facilities, timeshares do not represent value for money and being lied to by sales staff.

 

While many people may have initially enjoyed their timeshares, things change for everyone and over time our needs and wants change. So, it does not really make sense to be ensnared … Read more

Consumer groups demand investigations into allegations of misleading timeshare sales tactics.

Consumer groups in Australia has made a broad move and are accusing the timeshare industry of trapping people in long term timeshare contracts using predatory sales tactics.

Choice is a consumer group based in Australia and they are urging the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to act and prosecute timeshare operators who break the law. They also want an investigation into the entire timeshare industry after receiving a remarkable number of complaints from customers who have been trapped in contracts that last up to 99 years. They said in … Read more

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, officials are warning the public to be extra alert when booking holidays, tickets and insurance as scammers set their sights on targeting new victims.

We are constantly being warned about the latest scams and being careful online, but the pandemic has seen the biggest increase in callous scammers looking to target people, even in the toughest of times. Since the first lockdown began over a year ago reports of scams have increased and now just as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, experts are warning we need to be even more vigilant when looking to … Read more

In a press release on the UK governments website, it claims teletext will face legal action if it does not pay back over £7 million to customers whose package holidays were cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Competition and Markets Authority, which is government run, opened an investigation back in February after receiving hundreds of complaints from Teletext customers. Because of the pandemic and the restrictions on travel, most of us that booked a holiday, missed out but under UK law if this happens, people should receive a full refund within 14 days. But the investigation showed customers were not … Read more

Did you know that in the UK there are more than 600,000 timeshare owners? Many of these people attended timeshare presentations after being invited or enticed with the offer of a free holiday or gift. A great deal of these people was then persuaded to purchase on the day, made exclusive offers that were only available there and then and promised their timeshare was an investment. These customers were also not informed that their maintenance fees would more than likely increase year after year, and they would be subjected to upselling whenever they visit their resort. In fact, these are … Read more

Unfortunately, timeshare owners not only suffer because they are largely mis-sold in the first place but often desperate owners wanting to offload them are targeted again by fraudsters looking to take advantage of their situation. Timeshare scams are extremely common and cause a lot of distress to victims who can lose thousands at the hands of unscrupulous companies. It then leaves owners out of pocket and wondering where to turn to next and who to trust.

Over in the Unites States timeshare scams are extremely common and officials do not seem to be able to stop the stream of scammers … Read more

If you like the many other millions of timeshare owners have been forced to re-think your timeshare due to the pandemic, you are not alone. Many timeshare owners have lost their jobs and are no longer in a position where they can justify paying large maintenance fee bills and loan repayments on timeshares. With mounting bills and financial worries people are looking to get rid of their timeshares and be free from paying ever rising maintenance fees. So, what are your options when you are desperate to get rid of a timeshare?

You could put it up for sale: This … Read more

If you like the millions of other timeshare owners across the world, find themselves in the position where you feel stuck by your timeshare and desperately want to find a way out, then there are some important things to consider before you start your journey to financially unburdening yourself from a timeshare contract.

Has your timeshare become unaffordable, or perhaps you have been hit, like the millions of others, with financial strain due to the Covid-19 pandemic? For the majority of people life is changing all the time and we don’t always find ourselves in the exact same position we … Read more

Is it time to say goodbye to that timeshare you purchased years ago, or you felt pressured into purchasing, or perhaps you simply have not been able to use it, or you cannot for whatever reason? Well, it probably would not surprise you to know that there are more unhappy timeshare owners than happy satisfied ones. For most people who enter the world of timeshare or holiday club membership, they soon realise that they are way more trouble than they are worth. For people who find themselves stuck in timeshare contracts and desperate to get out of them, the path … Read more

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues into 2021, there seems to be little hope that any of us may get to go abroad this year. Even with the successful rate of vaccinations we have been seeing the new government restrictions being voted on by MPs on Monday may mean holidaying abroad is banned altogether, or at least until the European rates are under control again. However long this may take it seems likely most of us will be booking a staycation this summer.

Travel is now limited due to coronavirus and travelling abroad could mean a £5,000 fine if you do … Read more