Our legal team secured an incredible record week of 21 favourable judgements in substantive cases with the total amount awarded being £405,825.
In 10 Club la Costa cases, the nullity of the contracts was determined by the lack of information regarding the property and when they could use it plus the contract period. £144,528 total awarded. In these CLC cases the contractual names included; Sucursal, Continental Resorts, Paradise Trading and UK Sucursal España.
In another case against CLC Paradise Trading, the Court of Appeal in Tenerife has turned down the appeal, confirming the judgement in our favor dictated in First Instance and condemning CLC in costs. £9,620 awarded.
In the case against CLC Sucursal & Reymonte Title SL, the judge condemned Club la Costa Sucursal and has convicted Reymonte Title SL. The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information (object and period), under the law 04/2012 requirement. £16,940 awarded.
There were three cases against Anfi Sales & Resorts. The nullity of the contracts in these cases was determined by the lack of information regarding the property and when they could use it plus the contract period. £36,111 total awarded.
In the three cases against Silverpoint the nullity of the contracts was determined by the lack of information regarding the property and when they could use it plus the contract period. £81,461 total awarded.
A case against Sunset Beach/Crown Resorts/RCI. This is a very important case, our legal team have won for the first time against RCI for a pure points contract, suing only RCI and it’s front men SSB and Crown Resorts of Isle of Man. We are very happy with this victory as it’s a great precedent for all RCI contracts since in these mass-contracts RCI never appears. The judge considers the contract null and void, first because the cancellation that they provided was not translated and second because it seems that it is not a cancellation but a novation, and you cannot novate what is null and void. This precedent should encourage all those who have a RCI points contract to come forward. £9,977 awarded.
Next, we won a judgment in Denia against Onagroup, but not with the result we wanted. We have sued Intergroup SL and Club Estela Dorada SL, both have been declared in default, but the judge has not surveyed the corporate fleece against Club Estela Dorada SL and has acquitted it, condemning only the first one. Despite having alleged the complete fraud of the Club Estela Dorada who pretended to be another (this time the CED Mundial Club SL), the judge did not want to convict it. This sentence has taken a long time because it was also published by the journal, we will try to execute it against Intergroup in due course. £105,579 awarded
There was one final award against Fairways, the legal team succeeded in getting the judge to condemn two companies located in tax havens outside the EU.
In addition to these substantive judgements the legal team also obtained 11 Jurisdiction Positive Results Valued At £170,534.
There was 7 jurisdiction victories against CLC and 4 victories on appeal. All cases will now proceed to the next step.
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.
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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.”