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Recent Victories

Nine positive judgements valued at £135,342

Nine positive judgements valued at £135,342

We are pleased to inform you of this week's Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured nine positive awards valued at £135,342.

Here is a breakdown of the substantive results:

1st Court of Instance:

  • CLC World - In Fuengirola court No.1, the judge declared the contract null under the law 04/2012 (lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract period.Amount Awarded - £27,301.
  • CLC World - In Fuengirola court No.5, the judge ruled another CLC contract in our favour for lack of information regarding the accommodation (law 04/2012).  Amount Awarded - £13,829.
  • Marriott - In Marbella Court No.6,this is a partial victory and the lawyer representing the case will appeal the aspects we have lost. Amount Awarded - £16,342.

M1 Legal also received positive results against Tasolan and another Marriott case.


  • Anfi - In the Court of Appeal No.5 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, it was heard that this case was initially lost at the First Instance due to the consideration that the contract was previously cancelled due to non-payment of maintenance fees.  M1 Legal were not happy with this decision and appealed which resulted in another win along with court costs.  The contract was nulled due to lack of accommodation information under law 42/1998 requirements. Amount Awarded £18,878.
  • Anfi - The Court of Appeal No.3 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria has confirmed that this judgement still stands from the first instance whereby the contract was declared null and void due to lack of information regarding the accommodation. - Law 42/1998. Amount Awarded £17,958.
  • CLC World x 2- In the Court of Appeal No. 4 in Malaga, Costa Del Sol, has confirmed that these two judgements still stand from the First Instance whereby the contracts were declared null and void due to lack of information regarding the accommodation under Law 04/2012. Amounts Awarded £14,269, £14,587.


5 cases valued at £187,127

This week, we had 4 cases ruled in our favour against Diamond Resorts who argued that the cases should not be heard under Spanish jurisdiction, however, the judge has ruled they can.  There was also a case against Marriott valued at over £140,000, the judge has put this case on hold until the jurisdiction argument raised by Marriott has been heard.

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

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

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.”