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Recent Victories

7 Positive Results in One Week

7 Positive Results in One Week

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured 7 results with a total amount awarded £130,515.

1st Court of Instance:

  • Club la Costa Sucursal - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the contract length under Spanish law 04/2012, we won the court costs. £12,814 awarded.
  • Club la Costa Sucursal - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the contract length under Spanish law 04/2012. we won the court costs £13,797 awarded.
  • Club la Costa Sucursal - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the accommodation under Spanish law 04/2012. £12,486 awarded.

Appeals:

  • Onagrup - We have finally won an appeal (in full) against Clubotel La Dorada by lifting the veil on the Onagrup contracts. M1 Legal put all their efforts into this case to show the company connection. This ruling held in Madrid Court of Appeal is fantastic for our legal team who can now use this victory in other similar cases due to the inclusion of the Supreme tribunal's doctrine. £18,560 awarded.
  • Anfi - The action brought is for absolute nullity on the grounds that no legal rule requires the contract to be active in order to request its nullity. We also won the court costs. £48,615 awarded.
  • Marriott -Nullity of the MVCI Son Antem contract was declared at the Palma Provincial Court. The judge of the first instance declared the contract null and void for breach of the period in this instance but not for the accommodation. MVCI attempted to revoke the decision but subsequently, M1 Legal appealed the ruling on grounds for lack of accommodation information. The appeal went in M1 Legal's favour and ordered MVCI to pay costs. This judgement will be useful in similar cases and for cases that are better presented in Mallorca. £14,980 awarded.
  • Anfi - The Court of Appeal has confirmed our victory in the first instance and declared Anfi to pay the costs.The contract was declared null due to the lack of accommodation information. £9,261 awarded.

Jurisdiction Hearings:

4 Jurisdiction Victories valued at £67,612

M1 legal secured 4 jurisdiction victories last week, all against Club la Costa. The defense challenged the cases being heard in Spanish jurisdiction. All 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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