Southern Resale Solutions a “sister” company from Holiday Rentals Direct!

Here we go with a new one, Southern Resale Solutions who is presented to the consumer by Holiday Rentals Direct when calling about the resale of the timeshare.

Southern Resale Solutions with website seems to be new. Their website was registered on the 28th of November 2011.

On the website there is a UK address: 14 Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HN

A telephone number 01946413006 and an email Address

They also have a resale listing on their website, and it strikes straight away that the best product to buy seems to be a Principle Travel Membership..? Why would that be?

It seems that the new story now is as follows:

Holiday Rentals Direct ( & cold call consumers and claim to have a buyer lined up for their timeshare. All the consumer needs to do is to pay a retainer fee in order to secure the sale. This fee is around 1295€

Once the fee has been paid, the nightmare of the timeshare owner starts, because the contrary to what they expect. The timeshare is not sold and neither is HRD looking to refund the deposit!

After this disappointing first offer, HRD calls the consumer after a couple of months and breaks the good news about a second offer! But, unfortunately the timeshare owner “owns the wrong product” for this second resale. So in order to be able to sell this time, the owner is offered a change in membership to a Principle Travel Membership for a very moderate cost of 1690€! This is on top of the already taken retainer fee first time round.

Needless to say that this Principle Travel Membership isn’t sold either and the timeshare owner has paid 2 amounts of money which are not on HRD’s refund list at all!

For those who don’t want to pay the second time round, HRD sends a form to sign that they refuse the second offer, which is then presented to the bank when a refund claim comes in, as proof that they did what the contract states…2 resale offers. They do omit though the part where it explains the offer was refused because there was yet another payment upfront!

So for those not willing to believe what HRD tells them about the second offer and the change of membership, well they now have a “sister” company Southern Resale Solutions where the timeshare owner can verify it is all true…and even pay directly the second amount..

Well, that is some story! A shame that neither Holiday Rentals Direct, Principle Travel nor Southern Resale Solutions seem to have heard about the Timeshare Directive where the upfront fees are banned and should not be charged for any resale service related to Timeshare.

Have you been called by Holiday Rentals Direct or maybe straight from Southern Resale Solutions on 0194 641 3006 ? Please do let us know.

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Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing:
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2 Responses to Southern Resale Solutions a “sister” company from Holiday Rentals Direct!

  1. Anthony says:

    I was contacted by Holiday Rentals Direct on the 12 March 2012 who said they had a buyer for my Club Class Concierge Gold Holiday Package. They said that they knew we had a contract with Excalibur but their buyer had unfortunately withdrawn. They said they had a buyer who had paid them to get the package that I had and the money was in their Bank, and there was no problem with Excalibur because they cooperated in similar circumstances.They said the contract would be from their associate company Southern Resale Solutions. I spoke with them on the number you quote in your article on the 16th, the contract arrived on the following day, we signed and sent it back the same day. I rang them on 21st to ask if they post had delivered it. However the message given by the operator was ‘the number you have dialled has not been provisioned. I immediately wrote to the credit card company and am still waiting for their reply. I regret that I did pay them and only wish that I had seen your latest Press Release regarding the Spanish Government joining the Timeshare Directive.

  2. Don says:

    to continue from yesterday. Jackson Somersby e-mailedthe offer of £31285 then phoned and talked and talked. Itold him I had no money so he said he would help bypaying £500 but would
    take that off the offer. He couldnot pay the£1500 because that was classed as Insider trading
    and that was illegal.and as he is a registered trader on NASDAQ he wouldbe struck off.When I repeated that Iwas not paying money upfronthe said he couldn help me goodbyet

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