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What is a timeshare property investment?

When you invest in a timeshare property, you purchase the rights to use a unit in that property, often a hotel or resort facility, for a set period of time each year.  You pay a set administration fee each year for this service. You can usually trade these rights with other timeshare owners, enabling you to purchase the rights to holiday at a different time of year, or to purchase accommodation in a different location or resort.

Note that you never actually own the property, just rights to use the facilities.  New Zealand timeshare sales are covered by law through the Securities Act. This requires the promoter of the timeshare to register a prospectus and distribute an investment statement to potential purchasers.  You are paying up front for the rights to use the property for many years to come, so it's important that the company which owns the actual property is financially stable.

Timeshare resorts and exchanges associated with the New Zealand Holiday Ownership Council will need to abide by that body’s code of ethics.
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