A couple of days ago we placed an alert on this blog about UK Holiday Consultants http://wp.me/p1kmoi-8e In the alert we explained that this dubious resale company, supposedly based in Egremont, Cumbria was asking for a substantial upfront fee for a supposed guaranteed resale.
The request of the upfront fee goes straight against the New Timeshare Directive which was approved on the 23rd of February this year and clearly states there should not be any upfront payment for a resale service.
UK Holiday Consultants also states in their paperwork that for the payments they use a third party company and they are insisting that the customer is signing he is aware of this.
Having received numerous reactions on this alert, we can now inform which companies are actually the ones receiving the money for UK Holiday Consultants. There seem to be 2 companies:
REW Property LTD, Roberts Edwards and Worrall, Estate Agents of Liverpool with director Ashley Frances Cahill since 2007. Payments are charged in name of this company.
Abbey Crest Consultancy Ltd, Manor Business Centre, Manor Street, St Helens, WA10 2TZ or Elysium Administration Services which is the name used recently but at the exact same address. Paperwork for Elysium is signed by a person called S Cook and the director of Abbycrest Consultancy is called Shane Cook. A lot of coincidences.
Both these companies are registered at the UK Companies House and seem to be genuine. The question that arises here is of course in what length or depths are they involved with UK Holiday Consultants and are they aware of the type of business UK Holiday Consultants is involved with?
Abbey Crest Consultancy is not the first time mentioned on this blog, as they are also the recipients of the paperwork that supposedly was required by Simple Timeshare Resale & Marketing another dubious company who we warned about on this blog http://wp.me/p1kmoi-46
Simple Timeshare Sales and Marketing, with an exact same “modus operandi” as UK Holiday Consultants was using the payment facilities of Frank Howard & Co solicitors, who eventually ended up blocking the account in the event they received numerous complaints and refund requests from the consumers who felt cheated by Simple Timeshare Sales & Marketing.
So, thinking out loud, are we looking at the same people involved but just another name and another company providing payment facilities?
Does this mean that the pressure put on them by this blog and the amount of consumers who claimed their rights, made them changing the name and set up? Well…let’s start the pressure again!