Last week we had several cases in the courts.
We defeated Anfi Sales SL & Anfi Resorts SL in 3 of those cases; all heard in San Bartolomé Tirajana, nº 5 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Through these we managed to get a total of £27,795.51 awarded to our clients. The Judge ruled in our favour on the same grounds each time. The two key points being;
Silverpoint Vacations lost in a successful case on our part, heard in Arona nº 2 court Tenerife. The Judge awarded our clients £26,626.32. Our win against Club La Costa was heard in Fuengirola nº 3 Court where our clients were awarded £5,587.76; however we disagree with the outcome and will therefore be appealing the decision as we feel our clients deserve more. In both cases the contracts were found to have similar details missing or incorrect as that of Anfi Resorts.
In the past week we have been victorious in 3 jurisdiction hearings against Club La Costa, heard in Arona nº 1, nº 2 and nº 3, Fuengirola.
In the three cases, the court turned down Club La Costa’s appeals to change the jurisdiction of where the cases should be heard or whom by. This was on the grounds of the claimants being able to sue anywhere including the country of residence of the defendant, therefore allowing these cases to be ruled under Spanish Law.
The Contractual names of Club La Costa in these jurisdiction cases include;
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.”