The Long-Term Holiday Products Association Ltd
We never were and never will be TATOC (The Association of Timeshare Owners Committees Limited), its history - good or bad - does not belong to us.
Our organisation came into existence on the 14th of May 2014, our company registration number is 09041038 and our registered office, the place where most of the work is conducted, is located at Coniston House, 3 Beach Rd, St Ann’s-on-Sea, Lancashire, England, UK, FY8-2NR.
When first incorporated, our company was christened the Timeshare Consumer Association Ltd [TCA] after the old TCA mantle was passed to us by the beneficiary of the late Mr Alexander (Sandy) Grey.
The new TCA was created in November 2013 and it became incorporated on the 14th of May the following year. TCA.
During the period June 2014 and January 2015
In January 2015 the TCA created TESS (Timeshare Exit and Support Services) Ltd to service the needs of a timeshare reseller, who claimed it was having difficulty in re-selling timeshares because of “reselling industry restrictions” imposed by The Resort Development Organisation or TATOC.
The TCA explained it could not fulfil the need, but suggested it could create a company which could. Thus, TESS was created and became involved in the termination of over 2,000 worldwide timeshare contracts. The work commenced at the beginning of February 2015.
The TCA moved regions from Blackpool (an autonomous council) to that of the Lancashire County Council.
Being recommended by Blackpool Borough Council (after the move) the TCA approached Lancashire County Council [LCC] “Trading Standards Department” and informed them of the TCA service and how TESS was created.
LCC were happy to assist on some of the contractual aspects, gave information regarding the delivery of work to TESS. With promises of updates - should it become necessary - and a new Miss Milford the association between TESS and the TCA was compliant with the new 2015 consumer protection regulations.
In 2015 TESS was in an open conflict with “The Association of Timeshare Owners Committees Ltd” [TATOC] and its management team as TATOC began publishing in October 2015 false information that TESS were “cold calling” potential clients.
Left with no choice, TESS with the assistance of the TCA agreed that a measured response would be nesasary - accordingly costly legal action was started.
To fund legal proceeding the TCA sold off its peripheral internet asserts including the timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk and timesharetalk.co.uk. With the funds raised and existing capital, TESS was in a position of being able to fund and protract “Defamation” proceedings against TATOC and did just that. The TCA changed its name to The Long-term Holiday Products Association Ltd” [LTHP].
On the 15th of May 2017, the defamation proceedings concluded and the court ruled that TATOC (led by its directors) had grossly defamed TESS and awarded damages in the amount of £270,000.00 (to be paid forthwith).
After the insolvency of TATOC, LTHP acquired the old TATOC domain name from the appointed Receiver and that transaction concluded in March 2018.
We are and have always been a community company “not for profit” and the company is under guarantee.
The “Timeshare Association” is now assisted by many others and hopes to serve timeshare consumers.