Last weeks judgements include victories against Anfi, Club la Costa, Majexo, Diamond and Ecomar Continental & Leisure Dimensions.
We received favourable judgements in two cases against Anfi Sales & Anfi Resorts, together they accumulated £29,796 in monies awarded.
We also had six more victories against Club la Costa, contractual names including Paradise Trading, Continental Resorts and Sucursal. In total, these six cases amounted to £88,908 in monies awarded.
The case against Majexo took place in Tenerife, where £10,120 in monies were awarded. The contract was declared null because it doesn’t meet the requirements of the law. Majexo has to reimburse double the amount of the payment made in the cooling off period.
In the Diamond case, the Fuengirola court confirmed that the contract is null as it doesn’t respect the requirements of the law 42/1998, meaning that the contract did not contain sufficient detail. Our clients were awarded £6,342.
In the case against Ecomar Continental & Leisure Dimensions which was also heard in Fuengirola court, Ecomar Continental SL was already dissolved and therefore didn’t reply this claim, so the judgement is made by default for this opposing party. Leisure Dimensions presented their defence. The judge considered that both companies are solitarily liable, and the contract is null under the law 42/1998. The outcome of this case was £14,290 in awards.
In addition to these substantive victories, we’ve had 10 further favourable jurisdiction judgements against CLC and one against MacDonald this week.
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.”