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Recent Victories

Twelve positive awards valued at £182,813 including a case against CLC Paradise Trading totalling  £45,949

Twelve positive awards valued at £182,813 including a case against CLC Paradise Trading totalling £45,949

We are pleased to inform you of this week's Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured TWELVE positive awards with a total value of £182,813. Our highest award was confirmed against CLC Paradise Trading totalling £45,949.

Please see below a breakdown of the substantive results:

1st Court of Instance:

  • CLC Sucursal x 2  - In Fuengirola, court numbers four and five, the judge declared the contracts null under law 04/2012, one case was a positive result due to lack of accommodation information and the other case for the contract duration.  Amounts awarded - £9,938, £39,572.
  • CLC Paradise Trading  - In Arona, court number one, the judge declared the contract null under the law 42/1998 for lack of accommodation information. Amount awarded - £45,949.

We also received confirmation of positive judgements against Gestiland 2000 (Club Marino Tenerife), CLC Continental Resorts and also Diamond Resorts.


  • CLC Sucursal x 2 - In the Court of Appeal Malaga, it was confirmed that the judgements still stand from the first instance in both these cases, which declared the contracts null due to lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration (law 04/2012).  Amounts Awarded - £15,807, £20,861. 
  • CLC Paradise Trading - In Tenerife Court of Appeal, it was confirmed that the judgement from the first instance still stands which declared the contract null due to lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration, (law 04/2012). Amount Awarded - £15,975. 

We also received confirmation of further positive appeals against CLC Sucursal and  another against MacDonald Resorts.

In ten out of the twelve cases this week, we also were awarded court costs.

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.”