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Recent Victories

Over £215,000 awarded against timeshare resorts in just one week!

Over £215,000 awarded against timeshare resorts in just one week!

We are pleased to inform you of another record-breaking week from Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured a fantastic 11 positive results with a total amount awarded of £218,582!

The substantial awards are listed below:

1st Court of Instance:

  • Diamond Resorts - In Fuengirola first court of instance No. 2, the judge declared the contract null and void under laws 42/1998 and 04/2012 requirements due to a lack of information surrounding the accommodation and contract duration. Amount awarded - £15,245.
  • Anfi - In San Bartolomé de Tirajana court No. 3, the judge in this case also declared the contract null and void under the law 42/1998 requirements (no duration information). Amount awarded - £27, 399.
  • Club la Costa - In Fuengirola court No.5, the judge declared the contract null and void due to law 42/1998 requirements (no duration information). Amount awarded - £38,128.
  • Marriott - In Marbella's first court of instance No. 3, the hearing was concluded following the judge declaring the contract null under the law 42/1998 requirements (no duration information). Amount awarded - £28,203.

Provincial Court:

  • Anfi - In the provincial court las Palmas de Gran Canaria No. 5, the judge overturned the decision from the first court of instance. The judge's understanding was that if Anfi cancelled a contract due to non-payment of maintenance fees, there are no grounds for a claim, however, this is not correct, and the case was amended in our client's favour. Amount awarded - £42,987.

Appeals:

  • Club la Costa x 2 The Court of Appeal in Malaga has confirmed these judgements from the first instance which declared the contract null due to laws 42/1998 & 04/2012. Amounts awarded - £24,774 and £21,414.

We also had 3 further wins, one against Martex, RCI & SSB Marketing, two further Anfi judgements.

Jurisdiction:

This week we were victorious in 3 more cases that were appealed by the resort in an attempt to have them rejected under Spanish jurisdiction. All three were against Diamond Resorts valued at £35,139 and will now proceed to the next step.

Well done to the team at M1 Legal and congratulations to their clients.

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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