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Recent Victories

Six positive awards valued at £122,105 including an award against CLC Sucursal totalling £39,077

Six positive awards valued at £122,105 including an award against CLC Sucursal totalling £39,077

We are pleased to inform you of this week's Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured SIX positive awards with a total value of £122,105 which is an average claim amount of £20,350.  Our highest award this week was against CLC Sucursal totalling £39,077.

Here is a breakdown of our substantive results:

1st Court of Instance:

  • CLC Sucursal  x 2 - In Arona, court No.1, the judge declared the contract null for both cases under the requirements of law 04/2012 (lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration). Amounts Awarded - £39,077, £19,238.
  • Club Hotel La Dorada (Onagrup) - In Palma de Mallorca, court No. 8, the judge declared the contract null under the law 42/1998 for lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amount Awarded - £20,573.


  • CLC Sucursal x 2 - In Malaga Court of Appeal No. 4, the judgement was confirmed from the first instance for both these cases, which declared the contracts null due to lack of information (accommodation and contract duration). Amounts Awarded - £14,709, £12,585.
  • CLC Sucursal - In Malaga, court of appeal No.5, the court confirmed the judgement from the first instance which declared the contract null due to lack of information regarding accommodation and contract period (law 42/1998). Amount Awarded - £15,921. **


Three cases valued at £46,328

This week, our jurisdiction positive results were against Diamond Resorts and CLC Sucursal.  In all three cases, the court rejected the appeal by the timeshare company to prevent court proceedings in Spain

All three cases will now proceed to the next step.

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.”