TATOC is an enterprise which is sponsored by the timeshare industry and is in support of the many positions the industry adopts. The company claimed to be 25 years old in 2014 however they are not. The present company is headed by Harry Taylor. In 2008 he announced that the new direction for TATOC and would side with the idea and ideals of promoting Timeshare. Being a claimed consumer institution, it is alleged [by many] that this enterprise does little for consumer rights. TATOC has been admonished by a variety of consumers and maintains its support for the timeshare industry taking [on most all] occasions the industry side on matters. The supporters contribute to the success of TATOC implementing many back-links advertisements and praise for what is essentially a pseudo-consumer enterprise financed by the timeshare industry.
In the early days of Timeshare, an institution was created and titled The Timeshare Counsel, their name changed to the Organisation for Timeshare in Europe-OTE. Once established, this organisation represented some resorts in and around Europe and in support of the Timeshare industry position. At the later stage of the OTE, it changed its name again to the Resort Development Organisation RDO. The organisation continues to represent the industry, however; it has a diminished member base. In reality, it represents less than 10% of Timeshare resorts in Europe. It also claims to support the consumers in the event they have problems with their resorts, however, this could be classed as a conflict of interest. The RDO sponsors a variety of websites including but not limited to Go Timeshare, The Timeshare Task Force, Business Check, Kwik Chex, TATOC, Timeshare Consumer Association Portal, Mindtimeshare and many other forums website and resort websites.
Kwik Chex is financed by the RDO and has been brought in to reputationally manage the Timeshare industry on behalf of the RDO. They are in support of TATOC, Silverpoint and the RDO and engage with companies not associated with the RDO so as to verify the operations of the companies they alone investigate.
This enterprise lacks appreciation for the legal profession and the work it does. You will find if you visit their site, that they challenge legal firms so as to dissuade consumers from engaging with them. They do not promote anyone that is not a member of the aforementioned organisations and purport to investigate without a mandate or without association with any professional body. Neither do they retain or holds any qualifications in what they purport to do. It was recently reported that they falsely achieved compensation in the amount of 80 Million pounds on and behalf of consumers. KwikChex appears to be entering the legal profession. Mr Emmins and KwikChex retain no legal mandate, they are not a member of any paralegal institute and are not licensed by the Ministry of Justice.
Go Timeshare is a promotional website created by the Resort Development Organisation RDO for the purpose of signposting consumers to their industry affiliates. It purports to give consumer advise which, at best, is lacking in any meaningful intent or independence.
Timeshare Talk is a website forum whereby consumers and the industry can air their views on subjects which affects them. The site had moderators who continued to introduce new threads to address new subjects and circumstances. The site lists the RDO and TATOC yet, the majority of the participants are either anti-RDO and TATOC or sit on the fence.
Lord Timeshare is an employed term by a Managing Director of the World Wide Timeshare Hypermarket Limited. This company is a reseller of Timeshares and its Managing Director also sits as a Director of the RDO. When visiting his website, he is in full support of TATOC and the RDO and broadcasts on many occasions that support in the form of articles and industry links.
This purported Task Force is the brainchild of the RDO and is supported financially by TATOC and the RDO. The website has been designed by KwikChex who ensure that many backlinks are created which facilitates higher Google exposure on the articles that they alone master.
In its early days, the Timeshare Task Force was promoted as a needy enterprise as the industry complained that the scammers who operate in the industry needed some form of regulation and, in their opinion, the police force and other authorities needed more teeth. The day to day management of the enterprise is controlled by KwikChex.
This task force has no lawful mandate, no purpose other than to assist the RDO to check out those who oppose them and independently assist the Timeshare consumers.
Harry Taylor or Henry Taylor [he keeps changing it] is the CEO of TATOC which serves and is sponsored by the timeshare industry. He served his time in the Timeshare industry and in particular Diamond Resorts who is a large sponsor of TATOC. Before being elected to represent and sit on the board of TATOC, Mr Taylor was also the chairman of Lakeview Timeshare Club. That resort is no stranger to problems and continues to suffer bad press with respect to the management of the resort. The personnel employed by TATOC are predominantly those affiliated with Diamond Resorts and some suggest that TATOC was created to add conjecture to the many posts supplied by Mr Sandy Grey. TATOC helpline is sponsored by the Resort Development Organisation RDO again dishing out industry advice.
Mr Emmins is the Managing Director and 99% shareholder of KwikChex which is commissioned by the Resort Development Organisation-RDO. He alleges at Companies House that he resides at 5 St Stephens Court, Bournemouth. Checks with the local authority establish that they do not have him registered there and it is reported that he is domiciled in Spain.
Mr Emmins position is that of a pseudo investigator and seeks to check into the background of entities who challenge the RDO members. He is also a promoter for Silverpoint which is a timeshare resort in Tenerife. He manages the Timeshare Task Force and Business check on behalf of the RDO and appears to effectively slur with innuendo those who refuse to be members of the RDO.
Praetorian Legal is an unregulated paralegal company who work closely with EZE Group and Monster Travel/Monster Credits. They receive leads generated from both named entities and write letters on behalf of consumers, who seek to use their services. who assist consumers in getting exits from their Timeshare contracts.
The Directing mind is that of Mr Gary Smith who is not a named Director, He is not a lawyer in the correct sense, as his background is as a law cost draftsman who engineers the solicitor’s bills. His wife stands in for him. The enterprise was created by the EZE group Managing Directors Mr O Reilly. They do use an ex-solicitor who has a dubious background and operate from a lavish hut at the bottom of the garden of the marital home of the Smiths.
EZE Group, despite allegations, is not in the Timeshare industry. They offer leisure credits to consumers which are obtained via sales presentations. The directing mind is Dominic O Reilly an ex-timeshare sales/manager. Again this company is no stranger to consumer complaints surrounding the sale of leisure credits. With this enterprise once a consumer has acquired these credits, they can use them in various outlets including hotels, flights, spa days and adventure days. It is known that EZE Group has in their sights, timeshare consumers as they appear to be the ones targeted for sales presentations.
Mind timeshare [if believed] report that they have received many complaints. That said, historically, the RDO sponsored Mind Timeshare berated EZE Group in such a manner that they issued proceedings against Mind Timeshare for libel. That libel case was settled by Mind Timeshare/RDO in or around 2014/15.
This firm of solicitors is headed by Mr Boyd. Mr Boyd had a relationship with Mr Sandy Grey of the Timeshare Consumer Association (TCA). He has litigated many individual cases and formed various group actions in pursuit of consumer rights. After the death of Sandy Grey, he was instrumental in appointing David Cox to run the TCA and approached the beneficiaries of Sandy Grey for their consent, which was given.
Litigation Management rose to fame a few years ago in the Timeshare industry as a result of their involvement in the case Consumers v RCI. The company is led by Mr Ben Hawkins, [an ex-solicitor] who is fully conversant with procedures, SRA rules and litigation funders. The formulation and management of group actions are their specialities and they provide a very worthwhile service in assisting solicitors and consumers in their pursuit of justice and damages.
Mind Timeshare is the scourge of reason. The enterprise was set up by no another than the libel king Mr Albert Garcia. This website is financially supported and sponsored by the Resort Development Organisation-RDO. The content of its website is restricted to attacks against companies, enterprises and firms associated with the legal profession or those who assist the consumer to get an exit from the contracts they wish to disgorge themselves of. When originally set up, it provided substantial benefit to consumers and launched scathing attacks against many companies, however recently they began to lambaste everyone. Mr Garcia was exposed by David Cox in 2015 and appears to have been now pushed out as the site has gone through substantial changes including the removal of content and is headed by a Lawyer operating in Spain, however, it is still sponsored by the RDO. The authoring and exhibits now appear to have taken a mellower tone.
First National Trust Company is a member of the RDO and has recently acquired Continental Trust. This trusted company and others like it, including Hutchinson’s and Barclays International Trust author the underlying trust mechanisms which support the ownership of the Timeshare infantry. They hold a duty to consumers and resort owners alike. These trust companies are generally paid by the resorts when they establish the trust mechanisms. These trusts generate income from the construction of these trusts and for that reason, it may be beneficial to them to carry out re-modelling of the timeshare concept which may be part of the reason why timeshare concepts continually change.
They also charge the clubs an annual fee for their continued service and to ensure that this service is maintained clearly the resort timeshare club are required to capitulate. I can say with some confidence that the old saying of “he who pays the piper plays the tune” comes into force, as clearly timeshare is awash with litigation and squabbles, yet no resort club or developer appears to have sued a trustee.
Timeshare Portal was originally the timeshare website used by the TCA. After the death of Sandy Grey, the access codes were lost. When the website term reached its natural demise, it was acquired by the timeshare industry and the TCA (portal) came into existence.
Clearly, if somebody acquired the domain name, the historic traffic it generated follows. When the new owner did acquire, they did so for a purpose. The last and historic purpose was to assist timeshare consumer by offering independent timeshare advice, however quite clearly the site is now used to divert those consumers who seek independent advice to the industry lead organisations where they will receive industry advice.
Depriving the consumers of the needy independent advice, they seek is not an adventure which people ought to praise, as it deludes the consumer. The owner is not identified and is not scourged by the reputational manager of the industry. That reputation manager is Business Check and the timeshare task force headed by KwikChex.
Justice (Enforcing your civil rights) 4
International Timeshare Refund Action ITRA
This enterprise has many websites which all direct consumers to ITRA they are very much opposed by the timeshare industry, who seek to admonish them via all of their websites. They are prolific at selling timeshare terminations and do present many cases to the courts on behalf of consumers. They collated and assisted litigation management in the delivery of over 12,000 litigants to place before the courts a group action against RCI. To date, the courts are considering the judgement.
Prior to them becoming involved in getting consumers out of timeshare they operated Club Class Concierge who was involved in the timeshare industry and were taken to court for infractions.
There are the most prolific solicitors operating in timeshare and successfully delivered many meritorious group actions to the courts in support of their many consumer clients.
TLW is relatively new to the timeshare industry, however, are making their mark and delivering good results for consumers who have a need to disgorge themselves from timeshares. They are registered solicitors and regulated by the law society.
Mr Correa is a Spanish timeshare lawyer who operates in the canaries representing many consumers who have a need to bring their cases to the courts for a determination. He is consulted by a variety of English firms and generally delivers a very good service.
Has now gone out of business, yet did do some good work for many timeshare consumers, The timeshare department was headed up by Mr Boyd who has since left and joined Athena Law
This website is controlled by Graham Williams who was a moderator on Talk Timeshare, he tries to add balance to the many situations, however, is or has been a timeshare salesman in the past. He is an advocate for timeshare and tries to assist many who seek to terminate or exploit the timeshare consumer have,
This is an independent website which was set up to counter the Diamond Resorts statements and actions
Mind Timeshare [the truth]
This is a website set up by a disgruntled person who utterly dislikes mind timeshare and others linked to silverpoint, and issues some very stark positions.
We Love Villa Canna
This website is owned by Mr Paul White who was outraged that MacDonalds took his timeshare off him and developed the site with a view of assisting others to rebel against the decision to change the fixed week system into points
This site was set up by Dr Robert Webber the chairmen of the action group who opposed MacDonalds and their decision to change from fixed weeks to points.
The Villa Canner Forum
Was set up by Mr Webber as a bolt on to the MacDonalds owners site and was designed to be a place where MacDonald’s owners could chat without interference
After the many alleged wrongs perpetrated by the Harry Taylor lead committee, the landlord became outraged and created another unfettered forum whereby owners could chat amongst themselves.
Last modified: 15th June 2018