Why is timeshare a bad investment?

08:08 21/08/2015

When you are approached to sign a timeshare contract, you will likely be told that it is a wonderful investment and that you'll be able to make money from it. If you're here on our website, we probably don't have to tell you that this is not true. You will be

Options for getting out of timeshare

14:08 19/08/2015

So you've realised that you want to get out of your timeshare but you're not sure how to go about it. Unfortunately your options are fairly limited. You could try to sell it to another buyer but the market is flooded with timeshares for sale. You'd be lucky if you managed to

Endless timeshare sales pitches

15:08 12/08/2015

Sales pitches don't end when you sign a timeshare contract. In fact, that is just when they begin. There are upgrade pitches, resale pitches and transfer pitches as well as your standard pitch for a second ownership. Once you have bought your timeshare and are all ready to book your first holiday

EU issues reminder of timeshare protection

08:08 11/08/2015

The EU has been publicising its Directive on timeshares as millions of European citizens go abroad on holiday. It has published a reminder of its policy on timeshares, assuring consumers that they “enjoy significant protection” regarding timeshare contracts, which it says can “often bear considerable financial risks”. The Union has reinforced that

Why is timeshare so expensive?

07:08 11/08/2015

Buying a timeshare is a costly business. You will doubtless be spending well into the thousands for one or two weeks – which are often not even guaranteed – in the same place for the next 20 or 50 years or even the rest of your life. The cost of this

Supreme Court timeshare ruling

12:08 10/08/2015

There is a lot of discussion currently taking place in the timeshare world about a ruling made by Spain's Supreme Court. The Court has ruled that timeshare club Anfi mis-sold a timeshare to a Norwegian couple by taking a deposit immediately upon signing a contract. According to Spanish law, a cooling

Lies told to sell timeshare

15:08 04/08/2015

Sales representatives are notorious around the world for not exactly being truthful. When it comes to timeshare, these reps appear to be even less trustworthy. Timeshare Help has heard just about all the lies they tell people in order to get their signature on the purchase contract. One of the most

Timeshare exchange system

16:08 03/08/2015

The timeshare industry features a way for owners to swap their time for another week or region. The EU's companies responsible for offering this exchange system are all based in the UK: RCI and Interval International, which are both subsidiaries of American firms, and Dial an Exchange (DaE) and United

Timeshare ownership democracy

15:07 31/07/2015

The timeshare industry likes to claim that it is a democratically run industry, however Timeshare Help knows that this is largely untrue. Most resorts are run by the developer, which can allow them to manipulate timeshare owners' experiences to turn a greater profit. It has been estimated that only 30% of

Fractional ownership

15:07 29/07/2015

Fractional ownership originated in the USA during the early 2000s and spread across the globe. Europe has not taken it up as quickly as some regions. Fractional ownership retains many of the same aspects of timeshare, including ownership of a holiday destination, vehicle of some sort or vessel on a shared