We are pleased to inform you of last weeks Spanish court victories.
The legal team secured 4 substantive case results with a total amount awarded of £68,496. These cases included;
A case against Anfi Tauro & Anfi Sales where the Court of Appeal in Las Palmas ruled in our favour and denied all points of Anfi's defense and they were condemned in costs. £15,684 was awarded. There was also another victory against Anfi this week.
There were two Club La Costa cases. One against CLC Continental Resorts where the nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information (property and when they could use it). In this case the judge aquitted Hitachi (the loan). The client is already part of CLC's creditors list. £26,905 awarded.
The second case was against the contractual name of CLC UK PLC Sucursal España. In this case the nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information (property and when they could use it). £19,540 awarded.
In addition to these substantive results, the legal team also obtained 18 Jurisdiction victories valued at £320,826. All of these were against CLC apart from one against Diamond Resorts. The defense challenged the cases being heard in Spanish jurisdiction. Twelve victorys were the initial jurisdiction hearing and 6 were victories on an 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.
Many Timeshare buyers were therefore unaware that they were actually making significant, long term financial commitments on behalf of themselves and their families.
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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.”