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8 more court awards totalling £131,563

8 more court awards totalling £131,563

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured 8 results with a total amount awarded £131,563.

1st Court of Instance:

  • Regency Vacations (Royal Park Albatros) - In this case, the judge ruled null and void on the Regency contracts as well as double the amount paid during the cooling-off period. As the case was heard here in Spain and was defended using a Spanish lawyer we should enforce the order here but also try in the UK as it is a company with an English domicile. We won court costs. £65,800 awarded.
  • Club la Costa Sucursal - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the contract length and the accommodation under Spanish law 04/2012. £12,814 awarded.
  • Diamond Resorts - The nullity of the contract was determined by the lack of information regarding the contract length and the accommodation under Spanish law 04/2012, We won the court costs. £13,160 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. £14,502 awarded.

There were 2 further judgements against Diamond and Club la Costa.

Appeal:

  • RCI + Sunset Beach - In this case, the judges state in the arguments that Sunset Beach Club is a network of companies with the same address and same name based in the Isle of Man which the defence argued in an attempt to have the case thrown out on jurisdiction. The court upheld the initial decision from the first court of instance judgement. Their lawyer also presented documents of an alleged waiver but did not have them translated to Spanish. The documents presented were rejected, this could be useful in similar future cases.

Jurisdiction Hearings:

12 Jurisdiction Victories valued at £238,029

M1 legal secured 12 jurisdiction victories last week, 11 were against Club la Costa and 1 was against Diamond Resorts. The defence 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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