Our legal team have won two cases in court against Silverpoint Vacations during the past week.
Silverpoint is a Timeshare group with resorts in the Canary Islands, Spain. We’ve represented two sets of clients in the courts this week against the group. Both cases were heard in Arona court, Tenerife. The contracts that had been provided by Silverpoint were found to be unlawful. The contracts lacked accommodation details such as what exactly the clients owned and when specifically they could have access to their units.
We are pleased to say that on both accounts our well deserved clients were awarded by the judge, totalling up to £32,928. Needless to say, our clients are happy to be flying free from their timeshares.
On top of our victories we’ve also had further results in the courts. During this week alone we have won 7 jurisdiction cases, all against Club La Costa.
The contractual names being:
What this means is that Club La Costa have attempted to declare that their cases should not be heard in the Spanish courts under the terms of their contracts however the judge agreed with our reasoning as to why we believe their cases should be judged under Spanish law. Also as the clients are located in the United Kingdom it is their choice of where they would like to claim. Therefore denying their request and continuing their legal processes through the Spanish courts.
Club la Costa have several resorts in the Costa Del Sol, mainland Spain and in Tenerife, Canary Islands. There were a variety of different courts used to hear the appeals including; Fuengirola 5, Fuengirola 3, Fuengirola 2 all in mainland Spain and Arona 5 in Tenerife.
All in all, a prosperous week for the M1 Legal team. We hope to bring more great news to our victories page next week!
If you would like to submit a claim please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team as soon as possible.
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.”