Mis-Sold Time Shares and Holiday Club Membership
Timeshare mis-selling was something that was prevalent back in the 1980s. However, much to the dismay of many holidaymakers, it is making a comeback. More and more people today are finding themselves to be victims of mis-sold timeshares and holiday club memberships. If you think this is something that you have been affected by, we can help.
What is Mis-Selling?
Many people today are being approached by holiday club representatives, either to invite them to a "free presentation" or to be told that they have won a "free holiday". However, a majority of the time, these deals are, indeed, too good to be true. If you are part of a holiday club or if you have bought a timeshare, you may be paying hidden fees, whilst not getting full benefits of the package.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
There are various indicators to show that you have been misled into paying for timeshares or holiday club memberships without actually receiving the full benefits. If you have experienced any of the following, you may well have a case:
- You were shown discounts that you would receive but found that the holidays shown were not included in your price plan.
- You were asked to pay on the spot, without being given a “cooling off” period of 14 days.
- The holiday packages included in the club were the same price as, or more expensive than high street or internet holiday packages.
- You were shown examples of perks on a false website that was not actually live on the internet.
- The packages that are available in the holiday club are also available for non-members.
- You are not receiving any actual financial benefit or savings for being part of the holiday club.
If this is something that you think you may be a victim of, contact our team today. We are dedicated to claiming back money that is rightly owed to you, with our team of experts having a high success rate when it comes to claims. So for advice and services that you can rely on, call us on 0800 138 8200.
What is a Timeshare?
A timeshare is a scheme in which you pay a certain amount of money for a share of a property. This then allows you to use the property at certain times of the year. It is a great way of providing suitable accommodation, especially for large families, at a reduced cost. However, mis-sold timeshares are something that can prove to be a huge hassle. For this reason, like any investment, it is vital that you think about the pros and cons before agreeing to anything.
Have you Been Mis-Sold Timeshares?
If you believe that you have been mis-sold your timeshare, Hardwick Group can help you. There are many offers and “gifts” that are promised with these packages that aren’t actually included in the deal and some are hardly worth it. For example, if you take out a timeshare, you may be promised savings on other holiday packages. However, how much you save isn’t discussed. This means that you may receive savings, but of only a few pence, which is hardly useful to you.
These sales tactics are being used frequently, which is why reading small print and complete terms and conditions is vital. It is important also to make sure that such promises are discussed thoroughly and put into writing. With some disreputable companies, once they get you to agree to signing up with them, they will then go on to use your bank account details for fraudulent activities.
How can Claims2gain help You?
If you have been a victim of this, we are the people to call. We have a vast knowledge on the ins and outs of this particular type of mis-selling. We are also aware of sales tactics that are used and are dedicated to claiming back all money that has been wrongly taken from you. So whether you have paid through card or have had a finance plan put into place, we can help you to reclaim the money that is owed to you. Just call our team of experts today on 0800 138 8200.
Were You Asked To Pay Money Upfront?
If you were asked to pay money upfront for your timeshare, this is illegal. It is a legal requirement that all potential customers receive a minimum of 7 days as a "cooling off" period. This allows you to cancel the contact in that period of time should you decide it's not for you. Only after this time is over should you have to pay. If you were not given a cooling off period, the company broke the law and you would therefore have grounds to take further action.
Has Someone Approached You About Selling Your Timeshare On Your Behalf?
There are many companies about that offer to sell your timeshare for you. However, if you have been approached by such a company, you need to be very careful. Timeshares are notoriously difficult to sell and there are huge flaws in a majority of timeshare resale companies.
These companies often offer to sell your timeshare, get you out of your contract or win compensation from previous companies that have been unable to sell your timeshare. Many firms try to gain your trust by claiming to be a team of representatives of a government run business. If, however, they charge an upfront cost, walk away!
Many of these businesses are also part of the huge world of mis-selling, charging an upfront cost for promises that they cannot keep and then walking away with your money. Even if they don’t charge an upfront cost, charges may arise further down the line, clearing your account of thousands of pounds!
For this reason, you need to be on your guard when it comes to cutting ties with your timeshare. Hardwick Group is well aware of the difficulties for people in this situation. We are also well aware of the many mis-selling techniques that are being used by various companies. If you are in this difficult situation, call our team of experts today on 0800 138 8200.