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Recent Victories

8 Positive Judgements totalling £129,442

8 Positive Judgements totalling £129,442

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured a fantastic 8 positive results with a total amount awarded of £129,442. The substantial awards are listed below:

1st Court of Instance:

  • Club la Costa World – M1 Legal have secured 3 victories this week, The judge on all 3 cases declared the contract null and void under the law 42/12, lack of information regarding the contract duration and accommodation. One of the contracts under companies CLC Continental & CLC Sucursal, the judge also declared all "accessory" contracts null which is the loan in this case. Amounts awarded - £10,368, £17,843 & £11,494.
  • Anfi - The judge declared the contract null and void under law 04/2012 requirements. It was revealed the contract did not disclose minimum accommodation information and court costs were awarded in our favour. Amount Awarded £13,908
  • Restotel (Medhotel) - The company has been judged in default however, the outcome was very positive. The contract was declared null and void due to the lack of information regarding the accommodation and period. Furthermore, Restotel were ordered to return monies paid during the initial cooling-off period plus interest of the same amount. Amount Awarded £17,960.
  • Las Vistas (La Pinta) - We have won in default against Las Vistas Marketing SL of La Pinta resort. The contract was declared null and void due to the lack of information regarding the accommodation and period as per law 04/2012 requirements. Furthermore, Las Vistas were ordered to return monies paid during the initial cooling-off period plus interest of the same amount. Amount Awarded £27,427.

Appeals:

  • Anfi - In this case, Anfi cancelled the contract due to non-payment of maintenance fees. The case was initially heard at the first court of instance and was ruled in Anfi's favour due to this. However, we appealed and at the recent hearing, the Court of Appeal recognises that this makes no difference, and the judge declared the nullity of the contract under law 42/98 (did not meet minimum requirements regarding contract duration and accommodation information). A null contract cannot be cancelled. Anfi was ordered to pay court costs. Amount Awarded: £19,488.
  • Anfi - In this case, Anfi appealed the judgement from the first court of instance. We received a judgement from the Provincial court in las Palmas rejecting Anfi's appeal and confirming in its entirety the judgement, we were awarded court costs. Amount Awarded: £10,951.

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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