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South Africa Plan Overhaul of Timeshare Contracts

December 7th, 2018

The inquiry into vacation ownership and the timeshare industry has proposed a far-reaching overhaul of the regulations governing the sector but it may take years before consumers reap the fruit of the recommendations. The National Consumer Commission (NCC) launched an inquiry into the Timeshare industry in May 2017, after a long and challenging struggle to […]

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I bought a Timeshare “I want Compensation”

December 4th, 2017

The title says it all, many timeshare owners have been duped and into buying what was described as Long-Term Holidays which would and could be sold to another -later- and for ever-increasing sums of money -which in turn would deliver to the buyer an “investment” return. During your adventure to get to the truth you […]

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Silverpoint and Resort Properties in court in the UK

March 21st, 2017

The terrible twins of timeshare based in Tenerife are before the UK courts again and in this case, consumers are circumventing the litigation in Spain and running headlong into the Banks which have supported them over the years. Many will recall that “Sandy Grey” was a thorn in the side of these two timeshare resort […]

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UK Selling Timeshare Fraud.

January 16th, 2017

The word “Fraud” has always been the same the world over and is used frequently by consumers when discussing selling or reselling timeshares. Selling and reselling a timeshare is riddled with scam tricksters and fraudulent operators. Of course, the sellers of a timeshare can look legitimate, of course, they have a glossy website, happy brochures, […]

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The Difference Between Timeshares & Holiday Clubs

July 23rd, 2016

The promise of being able to enjoy endless warm, sunny holidays in truly spectacular locations has tempted many individuals into making the decision to purchase a timeshare. Yet when it comes to signing the all-important documentation and contract, can you be sure that what you think you’re buying is a timeshare, or are you, in […]

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What Rights Do You Have When Buying A Timeshare?

July 11th, 2016

While it’s true that timeshares are notoriously difficult to get out of, you do have certain rights. When you enter into a timeshare agreement and sign a contract, you agree to a certain set of terms, and if either party is to break these rules, then the other has the right to cancel the agreement. […]

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Five Alternatives To A Timeshare For Your Summer Holiday

July 3rd, 2016

Those who have invested in them have unfortunately found out that timeshares aren’t the great purchases that they are often made out to be. Here at TESS, we see enough complaints about high maintenance fees, ‘in perpetuity’ contracts and the risk of being scammed to know that timeshares really aren’t worth the hassle for most. […]

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Timeshare Selling

June 20th, 2016

Many people own or have a desire to acquire holiday homes. Many want to seek a permanence of securing an annual holiday which delivers good times year after, year after year. Fulfilling the basic needs of consumers, are holiday resorts all over the world. Some deliver holidays without locking you in, whilst timeshare resorts retain […]

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I have been mis-sold a Timeshare

June 16th, 2016

To determine if you have been mis-sold a timeshare product or have a need to end the contract, you can reference “The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008”. Contained within these regulations is at Schedule 1 “a list of banned practices”. If these banned practises feature in any sales presentations including the lead up […]

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Selling Timeshare

June 16th, 2016

The selling, including the reselling of timeshare, is fraught with problems, some re-sellers operate bait and switch scams, whereby you are offered to engage with a company for one purpose only to have the offer switched at the last minute. With the official start of summer just days away, the USA Attorney General of New […]

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