Advice and resources to carry out checks on businesses and products prior to making any payments or entering into contracts. It includes considerations regarding buying timeshare and related products/services, as well as questionnaires that can be submitted to businesses.


Advice on what steps to take if you have paid monies/entered into a contract and are concerned that there may be dishonest, fraudulent or incompetent practices with possible breaches of contract or failures to carry out work as described/promised.


Check for Warnings about specific businesses. Warnings are issued on the basis that the business may have been the subject of official actions and/or are failing to properly disclose/intentionally hide details of ownership. If a business is not the subject of a warning notice, it is still important to carry out recommended checks.

The purpose of The Timeshare Business Check website is to verify information regarding businesses operating within, or associated with the European timeshare sector, including:

Timeshare resorts
Timeshare resellers
Holiday clubs
Legal advisers
Claims companies
Trade associations
Timeshare consumer organisations
Businesses selling leisure/lifestyle credit schemes


European Consumer Claims (ECC) ordered to refund timeshare owner in full after legal action over misrepresented claims service

On Friday 22 November a judge ordered European Consumer Claims (ECC) to refund a timeshare owner in full after he took legal action over their misrepresented claims service.  While seeking guidance on exiting his timeshare in Portugal, Mr. G was offered advice by the ‘Timeshare Advice Centre’. Their advisor directed him to another business, at the time known as the European Claims […]

BBC News investigators questioned Timeshare Termination Team Truro

A BBC News broadcast on Saturday 21st November highlighted a report about online fake reviews. One featured business, Timeshare Termination Team, said to be based in Truro, Cornwall in the UK.  An investigation by the BBC found highly suspicious fake Google reviews on the profile of Timeshare Termination Team. One 5 star review of the business left by a ‘Richard Harrison’ claimed that Timeshare Termination Team had helped him with an unwanted […]

European Consumer Claims (ECC) fails to uphold promises made to timeshare owner scammed by ABC Lawyers

Thousands paid to ABC Lawyers by timeshare owner, then after paying thousands more, European Consumer Claims (ECC) fails to keep any promises made.  ‘ABC Lawyers’ – the fake lawyers issuing ‘exit certificates’ not worth the paper they are printed on  Investigations into ABC Lawyers have revealed that these aren’t lawyers at all, instead they’re part of a nexus of timeshare related scammers using high […]

Platinum Services and Administration SL – Warning

We have recently received increased reports of Platinum Services and Administration SL cold-calling timeshare owners. Consumers report that callers representing this business have stated variously that they can claim back monies paid to fraudulent businesses such as EZE Group and Club Class Concierge, that cases have been won in Spain and that consumers just have […]