Another company has just popped up on the radar, Charles Ashworth Consulting, with the website:
According to their website they are a claims specialist company, they list various types of claims including PPI and Solar Panel claims. But their specialist area appears to be timeshare claims and disposal.
Now the website was registered 6 May 2016 only just 2 months ago, with hidden registration details. On the home page they show three customer comments, two are for disposal and one is for what looks like a section 75 claim. What is strange is if the website has only been running for this length of time, how could these have been done? Section 75 claims usually take months and cancellation of contracts also take a long time. Fine if this company has been running long before the website, but no registration can be found at UK Company House or the equivalent in the Republic of Ireland.
The address for contact is Phoenix House, Monahan Road, Cork. This is business center which offers rental office space including one day use, virtual office facilities with telephone answering and mail collection.
The telephone number they give is: 028 9521 5532 which is for Belfast Northern Ireland. Where are they actually based, is it the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland? Another number found is 0121 667 8770 which is Birmingham England.
Nothing really adds up, surely if they are a company pursuing claims, should they not be registered?
They show no company registrations or any type of registry with any organisation such as the Ministry of Justice who oversee claims management. These are usually fundamental inclusions on any company website.
Remember, if you are claiming under section 75, the mains points of the claim are: you have not received the goods or services paid for or the company no longer exists. If you have had your timeshare for a number of years and have used it, then where is the claim? The credit card company will argue that you have received the goods or services paid for. Credit card companies will not pay out just because the contract sold has been deemed illegal. So in respect of companies promising claims under section 75, all you are paying for is a relinquishment. Then you must ask yourself will your resort accept it? Will they argue they do not recognise the company you are dealing with? If this is the case then you will have paid for nothing and are still liable for the maintenance.
In order to claim the full amount paid for your timeshare, you must have purchased or upgraded after 5 January 1999 in Spain, the contract must be for more than 50 years, a payment made within the 14 day cooling off period or you have been sold floating weeks or points systems. Then the only way to get this money back is through legal action in the courts, then your contract will be declared null & void also.
So once again it pays to do your research before dealing with any company, if you have had any contact with a company and want to know more about them, Inside Timeshare will help you find the answer. If you want to know how to find a law firm who can help you we will point you in the right direction.