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Judge orders Club la Costa and Anfi to Pay up

Judge orders Club la Costa and Anfi to Pay up

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories.

M1 Legal secured 5 positive results with a total amount awarded £174,305.

1st Court of Instance:

  • CLC Paradise Trading - The judge dismissed the contract due to duration and includes the price of the previous contracts. It also states it was sold as an investment, we won the court costs. £21,716 awarded.

There was also a positive judgement against Diamond Resorts.

Appeals:

  • Anfi x 2 - The Canarian Magistrates of the Court of Appeal in Las Palmas has put a judge in his place that has been rejecting lawsuits due to the client’s non-payment of maintenance fees. The Magistrates confirmed that nullity can be ruled for consummated and expired contracts. Subsequently, the judge ordered Anfi to pay the clients and also he also awarded double the amount paid during the cooling-off period. This is a big blow for Anfi who thought they would escape both these judgements which gives us total confidence to continue to push lawsuits for contracts "extinguished" by non-payment. With support on this from Gran Canaria and Malaga courts, we can argue that in any instances going forward, even though some judges make incorrect decisions, we can argue for nullity. Total awarded between the two cases £99,608 awarded.
  • Anfi - In the Provincial Court Las Palmas, Gran Canaria a case filed by Anfi was dismissed following Anfi’s Appeal. Therefore the sentence in the first instance still stands. £15,777 Awarded.
  • CLC Paradise Trading - CLC appealed the initial decision but was rejected by the Court of Appeal and all its terms. £12,142 Awarded.

Jurisdiction Hearings:

2 Jurisdiction Victories valued at £28,110

M1 legal secured 2 jurisdiction victories last week, one against Club la Costa and one against Diamond Resorts. The defense challenged the cases being heard in Spanish jurisdiction. Both cases will now proceed to the next step.

About Timeshare Release

About Timeshare Release

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.

The Timeshare Trap

The timeshare trap

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.

Timeshare Owner Reports

Timeshare owner reports

Recent comments from RCI Timeshare owners who have come to us for help with contract cancellation:

Mr Steve R, Middlesex - RCI/Hollywood Mirage

“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.”

Mrs Rachael B, Yorkshire - RCI Europe

“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.”

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