Welcome to the last article for this week and what news we have for you today! Inside Timeshare has received the following news that 37 sentences have been received against timeshare companies in 3 different courts in Spain. This is an amazing result in just one week and the amounts are truly staggering.
In the Courts of First Instance of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the High Court of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, it has been one hell of a blow for Anfi Sales SL and Anfi Resorts SL. This week alone there have been 32 judgements against them released by the courts.
These cases have been a mixture of contracts longer than 50 years in duration, containing floating weeks or point systems and of course the illegal taking of payment within the statutory cooling-off period.
In total, the courts have ordered that the client be reimbursed a total of 1,280,295.12€ with all contracts being declared null and void. This is very good news for these clients and all Anfi members who have been sold contracts which are illegal under Spanish law. The next stage will be to enforce the court’s rulings and ensure that all these clients received what they are now owed.
In Tenerife at the Court of First Instance of Arona, the company Carpe Diem Resorts SL were in the frame.
The court ordered that Carpe Diem pay the clients over 31,000€ and also declared the contract null and void. The infringements of Spanish Timeshare law, in this case, were the contract was in perpetuity when the law states very clearly that it should be no longer than 50 years, plus the illegal taking of deposits.
Staying with the Court of First Instance of Arona, there were three more sentences released against our old friend’s Silverpoint. Once again there were several infringements which covered the duration of the contracts, points or floating week systems and the illegal taking of payments within the statutory cooling-off period.
All contracts have also been declared null and void leaving the clients timeshare free.
Moving now the Court of First Instance of Palma de Mallorca, it was the turn of Marriott to be on the receiving end of a judgement.
The case was brought against MVCI Holidays SL and MVCI Management SL. This revolves around the purchases of two timeshares at Son Antem in 2001 and again in 2006. The purchase was for Flexible Gold and Gold Holiday Weeks. These are illegal under Spanish Law and have been confirmed by the Supreme Court.
The court has declared the contracts null and void with the repayment of 11,520€ for the 2001 purchase and 35,372€ for the 2006 purchase. A grand total of 46,892€, the client will also receive legal interest.
In total the courts have in this one week awarded 1,601,523.23€, This is a staggering amount and certainly sends out the message that the courts are not tolerating breaches of the timeshare laws designed to protect consumers.
So we end this week with congratulations to the clients involved and a very big congratulations to the team at CLA.
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Have a great weekend.