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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

A timeshare resort in Canada that went into liquidation is offering to make a deal with owners who abandoned their timeshares if they agree to pay-up within 30 days.

Carriage Hills and Carriage Ridge appointed administrators by order of the court to help address financial concerns after they faced financial deficit from 2015-2018 and during this time one quarter of the 13,000 owners had defaulted on their timeshare payments. The timeshare units are part of Wyndham Destinations, but the aging properties were not maintained, and owners became tired of paying fees and not seeing any improvements made to the resorts. … Read more

A timeshare exit company has been permanently barred from operating and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars back to customers it conned.

Owners Steven Martin did not show up in court when the ruling was made, however the judgement ruled against him and his company who were found to be charging clients exuberant fees for so called timeshare exit services.

The company first came to the attention of officials several years ago and in 2017 The Better Business Bureau issued a warning against the company as they had received hundreds of complaints from customers across the United States … Read more

The Better Business Bureau in the U.S is warning timeshare owners that a so-called exit company is running an unethical operation and victims are losing thousands of dollars.

The Better Business Bureau is the UK equivalent of Trading Standards in The United States and rates businesses by performance and trustworthiness. For those looking to use a reputable company, they can search the Better Business Bureau and learn if they are rated and how highly or not. Equally the organisation lists companies that do not act in the interests of their customers and scores them accordingly. In addition, the bureau also … Read more

Would you or have you ever been persuaded in attending a timeshare sales presentation in exchange for a free gift or holiday?

If you have ever entered your details into a competition to win a free holiday or been approached by a sales agent in Tenerife or Spain (or any other timeshare hotspot for that matter) there is a very good chance you have come across a timeshare sales agent. They may have handed you a free scratch card and miraculously you won a prize or perhaps they offered free tickets to a tourist attraction. Whichever it is chances are … Read more

A federal judge in Florida has ruled in favour of a law firm that was being sued by timeshare resort Club Exploria LLC. Club Exploria bought the suit, claiming the law firm’s advertising was misleading and that their customers could get out of contracts and not pay their fees if they did not want to or could no longer afford it. The firm was representing over 20 Club Exploria members in assisting them in legal extradition from their timeshares they no longer wanted or used.

The suit has been going on for over two years and was a clear attempt … Read more

The team here at Praetorian Legal have been enjoying some great success recently due to the hard work put in by our timeshare experts. Making a claim against a timeshare resorts is not an easy task and sometimes can take a longer than it should, mainly due to obstructive resorts, but worst of all it can be a stressful process to go through for anyone wanting an end to the whole ordeal, especially if they have been mis-sold in a deceptive and financially draining way.

This has been the case for many of our clients who purchased at Silverpoint resorts … Read more

Back in 2017 Mr and Mrs Bunton were called by CLC world and told they had won a free night in a hotel. The offer was very appealing as it was a short drive to a luxury hotel in Cheltenham. They agreed to accept their ‘prize’ and very much enjoyed their stay at the hotel, however, the following morning they were shocked when they were forced to sit through a long presentation about holiday points membership. The hard sell lasted from 10 am to 4pm that day, incredibly they managed to resist the pressure and not sign up to the … Read more

This annual event is held every year and aims to encourage people to connect with others in their community. The event highlights the growing concern of loneliness in our elderly and vulnerable members of society.

At the turn of the year, 2020, the world was hit by a pandemic, and millions of people were forced into isolation. It was a stark reminder that now, more than ever before in recent years that people needed to be there for each other. The acts of kindness were unprecedented, a newfound appreciation for our NHS and other critical services was expressed by all … Read more

There is a misconception that timeshare is property investment.

 

There is a good reason for this. Over the past five years, fractional ownership has been sold as an investment vehicle by both Club La Costa and Diamond Resorts. While this has been the case, consumers will be pleased to learn that the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have very recently ruled in favour of the consumer.

The FOS investigation and determination found that fractional timeshare is not an investment and should never have been sold as one.

Timeshare was once fashionable in the 1980s and saw a massive growth across … Read more