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Recent Victories

Club la Costa, Anfi & Restotel positive results

Club la Costa, Anfi & Restotel positive results

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured 6 positive results with a total amount awarded of £122,509. The substantial awards are listed below:

1st Court of Instance:

  • Club la Costa World - In this case, previous contracts along with the current contract were accepted and they were all confirmed null by the judge. Furthermore, evidence that Club la Costa provided (certificates) to support their arguments was also identified as proof of the connection among all the contracts. The grounds for this case were lack of accommodation information. Amount awarded - £15,295.
  • Club la Costa World - The same situation happened in this case; however, the only difference was grounds due to lack of information regarding the period. Amount awarded - £22,457.
  • Club la Costa World - A final case last week in the First instance against Club la Costa resulted in a positive judgement in our client's favour due to lack of information regarding the contract duration & accommodation under 04/2012 law requirements. Amount awarded - £11,268.
  • Restotel (Medhotel) - The company has been judged in default however the outcome was very positive, the contract was declared null by the judge under the law 04/2012 requirements. The contract did not reveal the minimum requirements regarding the accommodation. Amount awarded - £26,761. Appeals:
  • Anfi - The Court of Appeal has confirmed our victory in the first instance declaring the contract null and void due to lack of information regarding the contract duration. Amount awarded - £21,440.
  • Club la Costa World - In this case, Anfi appealed the judgement from the first court of instance, however, the judgement was ruled in our favour declaring the contract null due to lack of information regarding the contract duration. Amount awarded - £25,285.

Jurisdiction Victories:

We can also confirm 2 jurisdiction victories this week with a total value of £23,732, one Diamond Resorts and one Club la Costa World. The resorts argued that the cases should not be heard in Spain however, the judge ruled in both instances they can, both cases will continue.

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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