A new company and slightly different pitch has become to light with Administration and Legal Services SL based in Tenerife.
Address: Paseo Las Tosqueras, Local 16
Playa de las Américas, 38660 Arona
Telephone/Fax: 0845 8621 876
This company with website: www.admin-legal.com cold calls timeshare owners and offers them to recuperate their money with the help of a solicitor, who seems to be the person who has the personal details of the timeshare owner (??!!).
“We are a very successful company at recovering cash from these events as we do not go for the sales company but for the Financial Loan Companies“. For this service they request £375 up front and a further £375 when the money is recovered.
They also have a pitch for those who want to sell their timeshare weeks, as they state they can easily sell to the Russians, who apparently need foreign property in order to obtain a visa to leave Russia, for £7000 each. Again this would imply a charge the £375 plus £375 from the sales price.
After some research we found out that the people supposedly behind this company are not unknown names and connected to other dubious timeshare resale companies that were under police investigation.
A company that states they offer legal services is very unlikely to cold call consumers, and even more unlikely is the fact that a solicitor would have the personal details from consumers who have not given this to the solicitor themselves! Apart from this asking for an upfront fee goes against the European Timeshare Directive and again is not something you expect from a “legal advisor”.
Have you been approached by Admin-Legal in Tenerife? Please let us know!