There were numerous cases in the courts for us last week.
Our largest victories were against Club La Costa. Under the contractual names of;
These cases were heard in Arona nº 5 and Fuengirola nº 5 Courts, mainland Spain. In total, we obtained £70,396.17 in awards for our clients; all 3 clients were totally awarded including costs. This was on the grounds of their timeshare agreements having been found to lack details regarding accommodation such as what they could use at which resort and when.
We also had several jurisdiction cases against CLC Paradise Trading and Sucursal España. We won all 6 of them as the court declares that the plaintiffs are customers located in the United Kingdom, which means they can decide on the place to put the claim. There were a further 3 jurisdiction cases, in which we were victorious against Diamond resorts, contractual name of Diamond Resorts Europe Limited Sucursal En España.
Other victories from this week include the following defendants;
These cases totalled up to almost £40,000 in awards.
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.”