Following on from yesterday’s article on the ongoing case of the Azure brokered loan agreements with Barclays Partner Finance and the validation order granted by the Financial Conduct Authority, Inside Timeshare has already received many short comments. The story is the same, “this happened to us”, seems to be a recurring theme, it is obvious that we have opened up a very large can of worms. On Monday we hope to be publishing the story of one family and the horrendous problems they have encountered along the way. Today however we take a very quick look at three clients who have now received their long-awaited court-ordered payments.
These clients have now received their 13,608€ plus full legal interest which is now safely deposited in their account.
It was at the Court of First Instance Number 5 of San Bartelomé de Tirajana, where the judge made the initial award and declared their contract null and void, all in accordance with the law and the Supreme Court rulings. But as we already know from other cases, Anfi, in their warped way of looking at things, still disagreed and launched yet another appeal to the High Court.
Once again the High Court dismissed the appeal and confirmed the original sentence, ordering Anfi to repay the clients, they did not, claiming they “have no money”.
Well, we have heard this before, hence the Provincial Prosecutors Office investigating possible “criminal activities” due to the depleting of bank accounts to others and the changing of company names.
But in this case, as always, the lawyers at CLA are on their trail, identifying new bank accounts, companies etc as they appear and informing the courts of these facts.
The lawyers previously got wind of a “tax rebate” Anfi were to receive and had the court issue an embargo on the full sum, it is from this money that the client has been paid along with others in the same situation.
In the second case involving Anfi, another English client of CLA is now celebrating after they received 11,308€ plus legal interest which is now safely in their personal account.
This case is very similar to the one above, a resounding win at the Court of First Instance and then the usual Anfi appealed, which as we have seen to be the case always ends in the High Court confirming the original sentence.
It is also another case where these clients have been paid from the “tax rebate” CLA asked the court to embargo.
Surely this should tell Anfi one thing, PAY UP VOLUNTARILY when you lose in the first court, you are only delaying the inevitable!
In the third payout, which is to a German client of CLA, their 24,234€ has been paid voluntarily by Airtours. This is the second case in a week where this timeshare company has accepted the ruling of the Court of First Instance of Las Palmas and paid without question.
They have accepted that their contracts are illegal and have conducted themselves in a professional and ethical manner. This has a double effect, the client does not have the stress of further court cases and the timeshare company does save on additional legal costs.
If only all timeshare companies who lose in the courts acted in this way, I’m sure it would go some way to repair the damage they have caused to what was once a great concept and product.
I am also convinced that the High Courts will, as we have seen in the past, increase the award from the Court of First Instance on every appeal case and it only serves them right.