This week, our experienced team of lawyers came through the other side of the courts with a variety of impressive victories, totalling £112,592 in monies awarded to our clients by judges.
Club la Costa were defeated by our legal team in 8 separate cases. In each circumstance, the contracts provided by Club la Costa to our clients were found not to contain the accommodation details that it is legally required to have. Such as what the clients own and when they may make use of their Timeshare. In addition, the duration of the contract exceeded 50 years which is beyond the legal limit. On all accounts the judges awarded our claims totally, including costs.
The contracted names on these occasions include;
Diamond Resorts also suffered a defeat from us. Their contract was found to lack the similar details as did Club la Costa.
In addition, our legal team were also arguing appeals in the courts. The team won 4 separate cases against Club La Costa Sucursal where they asked for their cases not to be heard in the Spanish courts. The judge ruled in our favour and agreed with the terms we pointed out therefore Club La Costa will have to face their cases under Spanish Law.
The 2nd week of the year is another successful one for M1 Legal. The whole legal team along with our clients are pleased with the results.
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.”