In our most recent substantive cases, our legal team obtained two victories in cases against Anfi and another against Diamond Resorts. The two Anfi cases accumulated to a value of £23,058 in monies awarded, with the Diamond Resorts case seeing £4,851 in awards.
In addition to this, we received a favourable judgement from the Consumer Office Dispute in Algrave against Oura View Beach Club - Leisure Dimensions (MUTHU group). This is a decision officially confirming cancellation of the Portuguese timeshare agreement, after the resort refused to accept the prior cancellation paperwork.
Our legal team were also successful in obtaining favourable judgements in all of last weeks jurisdiction cases. All five cases were against Club la Costa. Contractual names of CLC Sucursal and CLC Continental Resorts. Issues raised regarding the jurisdiction of the Spanish courts in this type of contract have a set procedure of decisions which are called “Resolucion Marco”. This jurisprudence setting is the basis of almost all current decisions for similar contracts.
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.”