Last week the legal team secured 1 award in the First Court of Instance and 4 appeals that all resulted in favour of M1 Legal.
The Barcelona Provincial Court has finally ruled in a complicated case against Perblau 2000 and Clubotel La Dorada fully confirming the first instance judgement in which the lawsuit we filed was upheld in its entirety. The contract was issued by a company based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the lawyer had to do extensive research to prove that the BVI company did not exist. It should be noted that in this case, all documents presented at First Instance and at the Provincial Court have been taken into account. Information was obtained that allowed M1 Legal to present solid arguments on the passive legitimacy of the defendants. A fantastic achievement against Onagroup. £10,321 awarded.
Last week at the court of Appeal, M1 legal reported successful decisions against CLC Paradise Trading, Anfi Sales SL, Diamond Resorts and Anfi Sales & Resorts. In all 4 instances, these cases will now proceed further.
In all 15 cases of jurisdiction last week, the defense argued that the case should not be heard in Spain however the judge ruled in all 15 cases that they can.
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.”