John 'Goldfinger' Palmer victim of “professional hit”

15:03 10/03/2016

It has been revealed that notorious timeshare fraudster John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was the victim of a “professional hit”. Palmer was killed at his Essex home in June 2015. Police originally thought his death was down to natural causes but a later examination discovered that he had been shot in the chest

Timeshare owners

12:01 29/01/2016

The problems with timeshare contracts are myriad. And they are not just experienced by people without a great deal of worldly experience. The Timeshare Help client base is made up of people from all backgrounds, including the very well-educated and intelligent. None of us is immune to the charms and persuasiveness of

The problem with timeshare sales pitches

10:01 27/01/2016

If you are simply walking down the board walk on your holiday, the last thing you want is to be approached by a timeshare tout, trying to convince you to attend a 'short presentation' in return for a gift of some sort. Well, it should be the last thing you would

The timeshare cooling off period

11:12 03/12/2015

Here at Timeshare Help, we have previously explained that you are entitled, as a timeshare owner, to a cooling off period of 14 days after agreeing a contract. In 1992, the Timeshare Act was passed in the UK, which explicitly stated that a 14-day cooling off period would be required. In

Poor quality resorts

12:11 29/11/2015

Here at Timeshare Help, we have heard a huge amount of complaints about the quality of accommodation of various timeshare resorts around Europe and the world. Some of our clients have told us that once they had signed up for their timeshare, they were given badly maintained rooms with terrible views

EU timeshare action

13:11 25/11/2015

The European Commission, the EU's executive body, has made a number of rulings and proposed a directive, which the European Parliament and Council have put into place, on timeshares. These are meant to protect consumers. The Commission's Directive 2008/122/EC legislates that a contract must be “in writing, on paper or on

Timeshare competitions

12:11 19/11/2015

If you have to attend a timeshare sales pitch after winning a holiday in a so-called 'competition', Timeshare Help would advise you to be very careful. You will need to keep your wits about you and try to avoid being conned into signing a timeshare contract that you can't afford. Although

Timeshare club websites

13:11 17/11/2015

Here at Timeshare Help, we have heard from hundreds of clients about a common trend in timeshare ownership. When you are sold a timeshare, during the timeshare sales pitch you will be able to view the club's website and look at the booking page quite clearly. This doesn't last, however. Many of

Value of timeshare points

15:11 02/11/2015

If you are paying a maintenance contract for a points club timeshare membership, you will likely be throwing your money away. As with most timeshare, owning these points can be like owning nothing. Points – favoured by clubs such as Diamond Resorts – have little value in reality. Although it may

Sell my timeshare

16:10 26/10/2015

If you have paid a company to sell your timeshare in order to get you out of the responsibility, we don't relish informing you of this but you will almost certainly have been ripped off. These companies claim they can sell your timeshare for close to or more than what you