We’ve had favourable judgements against a variety of timeshare resorts/groups over the past week. Contractual names of:
The cases were heard in Fuengirola Court (Spain), Arona Court (Tenerife), Torremolinos (Spain) and Palma de Mallorca Court (Canary Islands).
The claimant against Sunset Beach was totally awarded, £12,925, including costs. All three Club La Costa (CLC) judgements were established in our favour as the contractual agreements were lacking in accommodation details. In the case against CLC Continental Resorts, the judge condemned CLC in costs and demanded the payment of double the amount of the first payment that was made by our client within the 30 days from contract signature. This was also the outcome for the client in their case against CLC PC Marketing Balear who was awarded £13,222. In the last case against CLC Sucursal, our clients were totally awarded, £16,585 including costs.
In addition, last week we had two Jurisdiction victories against Diamond Resorts and a further six against Club La Costa. All but one of these cases took place in Fuengirola Court, mainland Spain while the other took place in Arona Court, Tenerife.
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.”