Algarve Timeshare and Fractional

If you have a timeshare or fractional ownership interest at a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal* – take part in the mini-survey below.
All information given remains confidential ( you are not asked to provide any sensitive information or requested to reveal any personal details ).
After completing the mini-survey – if you wish to ‘relinquish’ or ‘sell’ you can use our secure Contact Form to find out if can assist you.

* or anywhere within Portugal and Madeira Island.

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( It should disappear all by itself ! )


If you have indicated that you wish to relinquish or sell your timeshare or fractional interest, do not hesitate to use our Contact Form (above) to contact – they may be able to assist you. are well aware that management fees can become an ‘issue’ for some timeshare members/owners and, over the years, have worked with resort developers and administrators to address problems arising from the ‘lack of information’ provided to members/owners by the resort, in addition to misunderstandings on the part of the member/owner.
GJHassociates-LeisureWorld Marketing, the operators of have, during the past 20+ years, devised and implemented a number of schemes and arrangements on behalf of resort developers and administrators which has enabled them to provide solutions to the problems experienced by their timeshare clients relating to the lack of full-use of their timeshare because of old age, infirmity or unfortunate circumstances/situations.

Whereas most [timesharing and fractional] resorts throughout the world have some sort of control on management fees, enforcable – in practice – or not, the presence of a specific Decree Law in Portugal does provide a degree of comfort to members/owners. The control on annual management costs – at resorts located within Portugal including Madeira Island and constituted in accordance with the [current] Decree Law: Direito de Habitação Periódica (D.R.H.P.) ie. the real right of periodic habitation – is quite strict.

Timesharing and fractional ownership is all about holidays, about looking forward to having fun, without being concerned that you may end up at a holday resort/apartment or other style of accommodation that would immediately turn your holiday enjoyment into a ‘holiday to forget’ and you can’t wait to get your hands around the neck of the tour operators representative or agent who sold you the ‘cheap’ but ultimately ‘expensive’ holiday.

Of course, it’s all relevant and what one [holidaymaker] perceives as good-value another might perceive [it] very differently !
Certainly, timesharing is for the independent traveller; for families, couples and individuals who really do like to travel the world. If you are a club member/owner of timeshare in Portugal and Madeira Island, make the most of it – if you don’t know how contact Alternatively, if your circumstances are such that you need to relinquish or sell, may be able to assist you.

Happy Holidays.





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Is it time to buy in Portugal ?

Since the start of the financial crisis in December 2007 the volume of properties being repossessed by the main banks in Portugal has risen by 350 percent. Most of these properties are auctioned off by the banks.

Maybe it’s a good time to do some research and visit the small-to-medium size developments – located along the Algarve coast – with unsold stock. They may be very willing to make a favorable deal. Don’t forget the other ‘investment-potential’ regions within Portugal, the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata) for example.

Note: GJHassociates, although no longer fully active in estate agency business, can assist serious investors with their general research and [non-legal] due diligence, on a fee paying basis.

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Sushi in Japan …

If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll probably know that Bluefin tuna is is one of the most savoured fish for this type of Japanese dish. You might be surprised to learn that when eating sushi in Japan it’s highly likely the tuna originates from the east coast of the Algarve region of Portugal.
Up to 10 tonnes of tuna are caught each week (depending upon the time of year) with 68 percent being exported to Japan.

It may be easier to visit Olhão in Algarve-Portugal and try a tuna steak (cooked-rare) and save on the air fare !

Personally (admin), I’d prefer it if they left the Bluefin in the Atlantic ………..


Just my opinion

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What happened ? Where are we going ? …

It seems appropriate to quote Winston Churchill:

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusions of counsel, until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features that constitute the endless repetition of history.”

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Ramada Jarvis Hotels

Have you recently made a booking at Ramada Jarvis ?

Are you having problems with your advance bookings ?

Tell us about it …

Some information: here

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Jet2holidays and Cheapflights

For the current offer(s) from Jet2 click on the link below:

Click Here To Go …

Happy Holidays !


Compare flight costs from the UK and save money with this useful resource:


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Pe Do Lago – Vilamoura

Many of the apartments at the Pe Do Lago apartment complex – located about 2km from the marina in Vilamoura – have been refurbished during the past 12 to 24 months and are looking good …

The one bedroom (also a few two bedroom) holiday apartments offer good value for money. There is a swimming pool within the secure grounds along with a small bar.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Contact us here
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Some great Winter-Sun short and longer stay deals available.

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Monarch Airlines

At last ….. a flight company [Monarch Airlines] that is getting rid of Debit Card Charges.

About time too ! o.k. the rest of you scheduled-airlines and no-frill-ers – are you going to follow this lead ?

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Cassette Tapes gone forever ?

Sad but true. It seems the cassette tape has become a ‘dinosaur’, the word(s) have even been removed from the Oxford English Dictionary – much to the disgust of several prominent persons; but there must be millions of people with treasured musical-memories, audio books and important-personal information stored away on millions of cassette tapes around the world.

We’ve posted this article for a good reason –  we need to know (1) how many people have cassette tapes lying around with content that is important to them, and (2) how many of you would like to have that cassette tape converted to a digital source for easy playing on a computer or any other digital player – but ‘just haven’t got round to it’ or ‘don’t know how to go about it’.

We are very serious about this and anyone responding to our request – ie. directly related to our request (1) and (2) above – will be included in a free prize draw for 7 nights holiday accommodation within an available resort, hotel or holiday property at great locations around the world – free of charge and with no restrictions or unpleasant conditions attached.

Please feel free to use the comment facility below however, we would prefer that you use our Contact Form –  we will reply a.s.a.p. – all we need is your full name and email address – to include in the prize draw and which will remain confidential. Of course – don’t forget your comments !

If you are wondering what this all about and wish to know more, contact us and we’ll tell you. We will respond only, to genuine contacts.

NOTE: This post will self-destruct on the 30th. November 2011, but could be earlier.

NOTE – 28th. November 2011.
We’ve reset the fuse and this post will now self-destruct during the first week of January 2012, so please continue to send your comments via the Contact Form.
Thank You to the people who have commented to-date, the winner of the prize draw, and all who have contributed, will be notified by email before the end of January 2012.

NOTE (final !): Congratulations to Alan H. of Cheshire, winner of our prize draw. All contributors have been notified.

Decided not to allow the post to self-destruct and comments (related to the above) are still invited. Please use the Contact Form.


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Brandish Bute is an on-line shop offering a variety of original and unique products – made exclusively on the Isle of Bute. There’s something for every member of the family and the home, with prices starting from less than £10. You’ll also find some great gift items; too much to mention here so, take a look:

 Made on the Isle of Bute

When visiting Bute – which is a must-do – call in their shop at 18, East Princess Street, Rothesay.

Brandish Bute Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bute Community Land Company.

You may also find this web site of interest: Bute Forest

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