With the Spanish courts having been closed for more than a month now, it’s refreshing to be able to report on some favourable judgements. While the courts are closed, the people behind the scenes along with the judges are still working away. New cases are being accepted however it is all taking a lot longer than usual. At present, we believe the courts are trying to catch up on the first lot of outstanding cases since lockdown.
Now we have 4 new Substantive victories to report on. The first being against Diamond Resorts. In this case, the contractual agreement was found to lack crucial details such as what specific accommodation can be used and when. Through this victory, we obtained £16,090 in awards for our client.
We had two favourable judgements against Club la Costa. Contractual names of CLC Continental Resorts and CLC Paradise Trading. Both cases were held in Fuengirola court and both clients were fully awarded including costs, as well as one client being awarded the interest of the loan used to purchase the timeshare. In total these cases accumulated to £38,286 in monies awarded.
Our fourth victory was against Resort Sales & Marketing Sol SL where the claimant was totally awarded including costs, £5,040.
Further to this, we have been busy with Jurisdiction cases, having been successful in 15 cases. One against MacDonald, another against Diamond and the remaining against Club La Costa. Contractual names of CLC UK PLC, CLC Surcursal and CLC Continental Resorts.
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.”