Holiday Rentals Direct is a name that keeps on popping up lately in emails from concerned timeshare consumers and in comments on our blog.
This supposed “rental” company seems to have changed their tune and are cold calling Timeshare owners to recommend them of the guaranteed buyer they have lined up for their timeshare and ask an upfront holding-fee of €1195 to get the papers sorted.
Holiday Rentals Direct seems to be based in Torrox, a coastline village of Malaga, Spain. Their address is a post box: Apartado 66 Sur 1, 29793 Torrox and their contact number is a Spanish landline number: 0034952547486 or Spanish Mobile 0034622148778
The Website: www.holidayrentalsdirect.eu provides the consumer with the usual pitch on how this is the company to help them to dispose of their timeshare and it is backed up by the usual testimonials of happy timeshare owners of different nationalities. Unfortunately there is no clear identification of the company neither are the legal requirements fulfilled for websites and the collection of personal data.
Being a Holiday rental company is it very unusual though that the rental side of their website is not developed at all.
On the web they also state: “We are not a Timeshare resale company or a listing company.” Which are “strong” words for a company that cold calls timeshare consumers, offer a guaranteed resale and request an upfront fee….So what are they? Let us guess!
Taking all the above in account and the fact that they don’t seem to be aware it goes against the Timeshare Directive to request any upfront fees for a resale service, needless to say that our main advice with this company is to HANG UP and don’t even listen to the pitch.
Have you been called by Holiday Rentals Direct (0034) 952 54 74 86 or (0034) 622 148 778 ? Let us know!