The Great Timeshare Swindles

August 1st, 2019

Over the years timeshare companies have had more makeovers than any other industry, be it due to changes in regulations or just bigger and better money-making schemes, here we outline the most common practices you may fall foul of: “Part 1 – Phoney Legal Firms” It is very important that you are aware of the […]

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Sutton Hall Timeshare Part 3

June 28th, 2019

Extortion, coercion? You decide. So, to recap, TCA is receiving calls from anxious, elderly Sutton Hall timeshare owners who are stuck in an 80 year contract with ever increasing maintenance fees. We have analysed the annual accounts of Sutton Hall Timeshare Club Ltd.  A summary of the key figures that we will discuss is below: […]

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Sutton Hall Timeshare Part 2

June 26th, 2019

Extortion, coercion? You decide.  As we said in Part 1, we are receiving a worrying number of calls from Sutton Hall owners who are receiving threats of legal action for unpaid maintenance fees.  We also know of some owners who have actually received a County Court Summons.  In all these cases the owners are elderly […]

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Excel Overseas Lodging Participation Programme (ELPP’s) Update

June 25th, 2019

Further to our recent article regarding the Excel Overseas Lodging Participation Programme (ELPP´s) sold by Silverpoint (formerly Resort Properties), we have received a further update from a concerned client in the form of a letter from the liquidators. As previously discussed, each client invested approximately €40,000 for one ELLP; some clients bought more than one, […]

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Sutton Hall Timeshare Part 1

June 24th, 2019

Extortion, coercion? You decide. We are receiving a proportionately large number of phone calls from worried Sutton Hall timeshare owners lately. Sutton Hall is suing owners for non-payment of maintenance fees, so we decided to investigate. Sutton Hall Timeshare Club Ltd is a company limited by guarantee: it is not a charity. This company runs […]

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Has Silverpoint & the Wizard of Lies ‘Madoff’ with your ELLP Money?

May 22nd, 2019

  We wonder where Mark Cushway thought up the scheme of using the client’s own money to refund the same client and others.  BERNIE MADOFF – did Mark Cushway study his PONZI scheme, the biggest ever investment fraud and then dream up his own version and apply it to his products.  In Madoff´s words “Everybody […]

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Belton Woods: Lack of Compassion

May 13th, 2019

Yet again we are having to report about how the big guys are bullying the little people.  How short sighted can these timeshare management companies be, or is it that the directors have not got their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in their resorts.  This time it’s Belton Woods coming to the forefront […]

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Loch Rannoch Bully Vulnerable Owners

April 11th, 2019

Here at the TCA we regularly speak to consumers who are being taken advantage of and then being threatened with ruinous lawsuits. It’s a ludicrous situation.  Once again, a desperate owner has been in touch with us for advice on exiting their Loch Rannoch ownership in Perthshire, Scotland; Mr. S is 80 and his wife […]

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Diamond Resorts International Club are now the subject of a Class Action

March 31st, 2019

Diamond Resorts International Club are now the subject of a Class Action as a group of timeshare owners have filed a lawsuit against Diamond, claiming that Diamond sold unregistered investment contracts. Diamond apparently told clients during these protracted high-pressure presentations, that they were investing in their future, as their points would increase in value. They […]

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Latest news on the EZE group case

March 26th, 2019

Dominic O´Reilly, 55, the director of the now closed Eze Group Ltd, and his step-daughter Stephanie O´Reilly, have finally received their sentences for offences committed under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. On Thursday 21st March 2019, at Birmingham Crown Court, the Judge, Laurence Creed said that they had used “oppressive, aggressive and […]

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