We are pleased to inform you of last weeks Spanish court victories.
Our legal team secured 3 results, total awarded £86,184. Below is a breakdown of these substantive cases.
Explotacion Hotelera (Royal Park Albatros) - We lost this case in the first instance but then we won at the Court of Appeal in Tenerife. £39,127 awarded.
The second was against Marriott Vacation Club International - In this case, Malaga Court of Appeal has confirmed the nullity despite strong arguements from Marriott. The contract had an end date of 2077 which was illegal so the judge ruled that the contract be deemed null and void. £33,992 awarded.
The third and final favourable judgment was against CLC Sucursal - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the property and when they could use it plus the contract period. We get the costs. £13,065 awarded.
2 Jurisdiction Positive Results Valued At £38,920.
There were also 2 jurisdiction wins against CLC Sucursal, one being an appeal on the initial decision. Both cases will proceed to the next stage in due course.
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.”