This week we were victorious in 4 separate cases against ANFI sales. They were heard in San Bartolomé de Tirajana nº 3, nº 1 and nº 5 in Gran Canaria.
Contracts given to our clients when originally purchasing their contracts were deemed unlawful as the contract periods were over the legal time limit and the contracts lacked accommodation details, including which specific resort the clients’ timeshare units were in and when they would be able to make use of them.
The judge sided with us in each case and the total monies awarded to our clients on these occasions added up to a huge total of £57,698.18.
Our legal team were victorious in a case against Sunset Beach this week. This case was heard in Torremolinos nº 2 court in mainland Spain. Our client was totally awarded, including costs, totalling to £6,158. We took Sunset Beach to court on behalf of our clients on the basis that the contract they had provided to our clients didn’t have the legally required accommodation details such as dates and locations.
Club La Costa lost a further jurisdiction case against our legal team. The judge, in Fuengirola nº 5 court, sided with us as it was agreed that the consumer can sue in their location of choice, this allows Spanish courts to rule this case.
Another impressive week for the team! If you would like to submit a claim please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
During the Timeshare sales boom of the 80s & 90s, potential buyers were lured in by the promise of affordable exotic holidays, flexible exchange programmes and the impression that Timeshare would be a valuable "investment".
In an industry with little or no regulation, high pressure sales tactics were rife and contract smallprint was often glossed over and explained away by sharp salespeople.
Many Timeshare buyers were therefore unaware that they were actually making significant, long term financial commitments on behalf of themselves and their families.
To find out how you can escape the Timeshare Trap please complete the short Timeshare Release Wizard now.
For many Timeshare owners, annual maintenance fees were barely considered token amounts in the early "honeymoon period" of ownership.
However, year-on-year increases imposed by the resorts over time now mean that the maintenance fees have risen to become substantial sums.
Owners are also facing the prospect of ongoing yearly fee increases and realising that they (and their families) are often committed to long term contracts for generations to come.
Please try our Future Fees Calculator to estimate your liabilities over the term of your Timeshare contract, based on an annual increase of 7.5%.
If you're concerned about rising fees and how to escape the Timeshare Trap, please contact us today.
Recent comments from RCI Timeshare owners who have come to us for help with contract cancellation:
“We 'swapped ‘another place in Tenerife for this in order to move to the points system. Since then, getting exchanges to desirable resorts proves almost impossible, irrespective of in-season or off-season.”
“I purchased my timeshare in 1999 and have been a timeshare member ever since. More often than not, I have not be able to go where I wanted and have ended up giving a few weeks to Friends, etc to book somewhere they wanted in order not to lose the weeks. I have then stayed in a hotel!! I am desperately trying to get rid of the timeshare and am now paying Timeshare Shop in Manchester to get rid of it for me.”