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Marriott, CLC, Diamond and Anfi all lose this week

Marriott, CLC, Diamond and Anfi all lose this week

We are pleased to inform you of this week’s Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured 7 positive results with a total amount awarded of £95,265.

The substantial awards are listed below:

1st Court of Instance:

  • Marriott - The judge declared the contract null and void under the law 42/1998 requirements due to a lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amount awarded - £10,164.
  • Club la Costa - The judge on this case also declared the contract null and void under the law 04/2012 requirements due to a lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amount awarded - £25,227.
  • Diamond Resorts x 2 - In both these cases, the judge declared the contracts null due to the law 42/1998 requirements. Both cases did not disclose the minimum accommodation information or the contract period. Amount Awarded: £17,400 and £21,526.

Appeals:

  • Anfi - At the first court of instance, this case was initially confirmed cancelled by the judge due to non-payment of maintenance fees which meant the case went in Anfi's favour. However, at the court of appeal, the judge confirmed the nullity of the contract under law 04/2012 requirements due to no end date being disclosed. Amount awarded: £12,181

Another great week of positive results from M1 Legal.

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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