So far this week the news from the courts compared to last week has been a little slow, but we do have two items of news for you today. The first is against Anfi and the second is a case involving Airtours Beach Club, now known as Blue Bay. One thing that hasn’t been slow are all the emails from readers who have been contacted by various “companies” offering “claims”, “exits” and other services. One of the “new” services coming to our attention is regarding the placing of an embargo on the timeshare company, with the client being approached for more money to pay for this. Luckily one of our readers who does have a case in court contacted his lawyer for confirmation, as you have guessed he was told it was a scam. When Inside Timeshare has more details they will be published here.
We go first to our old friends Anfi and yet another cash embargo closely followed by a cash payout of 29,676.73€ which is now safely in the bank account of the client.
Once again the case involves Anfi, who as we have reported on several occasions has used tactics to delay paying by diverting funds across various accounts. This has also been widely reported in the Spanish press and television news, it has also gained the attention of the State Prosecutors office who have launched an investigation which could result in criminal charges.
The “Provisional Enforcement and Embargo” team of Canarian Legal Alliance headed by Judith Diaz Pascual and Cristina Batista have worked tirelessly to investigate the various accounts and secure very successfully the funds for their clients from Anfi’s cash account/s.
The client’s contract was also declared null and void and now they can enjoy being timeshare free with a substantial amount being returned to their own account.
Staying on Gran Canaria, Airtours Beach Club now known as Blue Bay were on the receiving end of yet another defeat in court. This case involves a client of ECC and M1 Legal, who purchased a one bedroom apartment for one week back in 2000 for £8,211, with over £20,000 being paid in maintenance fees over a 15 year period.
The case was brought against Airtours España SL which is an agent for Anfipan SL, at the Court of First Instance of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The contract was also declared null and void, with the infringements being the contract was for a 96-year lease when the law is a maximum of 50 years. Although he was assigned a week number it was not actually stated when he could use the apartment, the accommodation was also not registered in the land registry, all these points are contrary to Spanish law.
So, thanks to the dedicated hard work of both legal teams there are now two very happy and timeshare free clients and yet another dismal episode for the timeshare companies.
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