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Recent Victories

18 positive results in just one week valued at £298,156

18 positive results in just one week valued at £298,156

We are pleased to inform you of last week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured an amazing 18 positive results with a total amount awarded of £298,156.

The substantial awards are listed below:

1st Court of Instance:

  • Club la Costa World x 4 - In these cases, the judge declared the contracts null and void under the law 04/2012 due to lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amounts awarded - £13,852, £9,924, £9,885, £18,282
  • Diamond Resorts x 2 - again, in these cases, the judge declared the contracts null and void under the law 04/2012 due to lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amounts awarded - £13,248, £13,234
  • Marriott Vacation Club - The judge declares the nullity due to the contract duration exceeding the law requirement of 50 years (in perpetuity). Furthermore, the accommodation is not properly identified. Amount Awarded: £10,456.
  • Marriott Vacation Club - The judge declares nullity due to the breach of the duration limitation. Amount Awarded: £40,197.
  • Marriott Vacation Club - The judge stated that in this case, the contract revealed sufficient information regarding the accommodation. Contract nullity was confirmed due to breach of duration and payment made within the cooling-off period. Amount Awarded: £56,604.
  • Anfi x 2 - The judge declared the contracts null and void under law 42/1998 on one case (contract duration minimum requirements not disclosed) and the other case under law 04/2012 (accommodation information minimum requirements not disclosed). Amount Awarded: £17,807, £21,134.
  • Leisure Dimensions (Infiniti) - The judge declared the contract null and void under law 42/1998 (insufficient information regarding the contract duration). Amount Awarded: £10,849.

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: £18,242.
  • Club la Costa World - Club la Costa appealed the judgement from the first court of instance, however, the case was again ruled in our favour declaring the contract null. Amount awarded: £18,379.

Jurisdiction Victories:

We can also confirm 3 jurisdiction victories this week with a total value of £70,220, all against Club la Costa World. The company argued that the cases should not be heard in Spain however, the judge ruled in all 3 instances they can, all cases will 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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