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Get out of Diamond Resorts Timeshare, Points or Fractional ownership and Claim Money Back

There are an estimated 600,000 Timeshare customers in the UK and many are members of the Diamond Resorts International (DRI), which is one of the world's largest timeshare schemes and has recently been acquired by Apollo Global Management.

Over the last 3 years we have seen a steep rise in enquiries from concerned Diamond Resorts Timeshare, Points & Fractional owners who commonly report concerns about:

  • Particularly high & rapid increases in Maintenance Fees & very long term contracts
  • No availability choices for fee-paying members, but the availability for the public to book via the internet
  • Not wishing to pass on the contract & fee liabilities to descendants
  • Lack of help from Diamond as regards exiting the contract, with seemingly no way out
  • High pressure sales harassment to “trade up” to Fractional ownership

The good news is that, following the initial breakthrough legal judgment on Timeshare Mis-Selling early in 2015 and the wave of similar victories against various major Timeshare Groups/Resorts, a series of wide-reaching legal precedents have now been set, with Courts declaring contracts Null & Void and ordering full refunds of up to €53,000 to customers.

So, if your timeshare contract was sold to you “in perpetuity, or if you were held in a very long sales meeting and pressurised into signing up and/or paying a deposit on the day, you may now have grounds for a mis-selling claim which could get you out of your contract for good and mean you may be entitled to a refund of some/all of your money.

In the case of Diamond Resorts, it’s important to remember that these mis-selling rules apply both to the original transaction (whether with Diamond Resorts, or originally with GVC, Sunterra or others) AND to any subsequent trade-in or upgrade transaction.

To find out how you can legally extract yourself from your Diamond Resorts Timeshare contract for good and whether you also may also be entitled to a refund, please complete the short Timeshare Release Wizard today

"Great result! Diamond ownership/points relinquished after approximately 16 weeks. A great weight lifted from our shoulders as now being retired we could not afford this year’s Management fees. Anyone considering using this service can do so with confidence. Thanks to all the staff."

Jeffrey & Paulette T - Diamond resorts

Selected recent comments from other Anfi customers who have to come us for help:

20th February 2017 – Mr & Mrs D – Diamond Resorts Fractional

“We first bought in 2001 in Spain. During a holiday in USA we were coerced into changing to USA points system as told it was better for the exchange, this proved to be untrue. On return to Spain we were pressurised into changing into fractional which again turned out to be a mistake and the m/fees have risen to nearly £5,000 a year. We feel we have been continually lied to and mis-sold.”

10th February 2017 - Mr D – Diamond Resorts International

“On 4 July 2008 whilst on holiday in Crete we were encouraged to purchase a 6 week timeshare at a cost of £3,495 which was paid on the day by credit card. When we took our first week in the timeshare in 11-18 July 2010 we were given a further presentation and encouraged to upgrade to a 25 year timeshare, at a cost of £13,105 which we paid on the day by credit card. We have paid the annual maintenance fee every year, which has been increasing and have deposited every year with RCI for the past 2 years. We currently have approx. 110 points with RCI because we could not find a suitable place to go to use up our points due to lack of availability. When purchasing our timeshare we were offered the Red zone which gave us flexibility in peak season, but now we have been told by Diamond Resorts that we can only take week 40. When purchasing the timeshare we were assured of exclusivity but we have discovered that it is cheaper and more flexible to book with Bookings.com at a cheaper price than our maintenance fee. We were also informed when purchasing the timeshare that we could upgrade to a 2 bed unit but this proves also not to be the case. We upgraded our RCI to Platinum in the hope of having more flexibility but there continues to be a lack of availability. We do not wish to leave this burden of liability to our children. From 7-14 March 2015, we were invited to take a free week in Tenerife with Diamond Resorts who hoped that we would convert from RCI to Diamond Resort Points, but we declined to do so. In the light of the above we feel we were mis-sold our timeshare.”

28th January – Mr & Mrs D – Diamond Resorts

“Promised it would be an investment. Maintenance fees increased greater than inflation. Promised that we would be able to exit at any time. No cooling off period. Signed purchase agreement on the day. Paid deposit on the day of purchase. Not told maintenance fees would increase annually.”

More Diamond Resorts owners reports

The TimeshareRelease Team have already helped thousands of people from across the UK to release themselves from unwanted Timeshare and ongoing fee liabilities - and we have a wealth of experience of helping Diamond Resorts Members in particular. So, to take your first step to freedom from Timeshare please complete the Timeshare Release Wizard now, or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 610 1535.

About Timeshare Release

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.

The Timeshare Trap

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.

Timeshare Owner Reports

Recent comments from RCI Timeshare owners who have come to us for help with contract cancellation:

Mr Steve R, Middlesex - RCI/Hollywood Mirage

“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.”

Mrs Rachael B, Yorkshire - RCI Europe

“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.”

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