Start the Week

Welcome to the start of another week, due to some minor technical issues Inside Timeshare was unable to publish for a few days, these have now been resolved. Last week was a very good week for some ex-timeshare owners with their long-awaited payouts finally arriving in their own accounts. We also issue yet another warning on the proliferation of “new” companies starting their “cold calling” campaign.

On Wednesday 2 September one German client received his court awarded payout from Palm Oasis Tasolan. In total the client was awarded 15,692.50€ which included double for the illegal taking of deposits within the statutory cooling-off period. The contract was also declared null and void.

In addition to the award, the client also receives back a further 7,537.83€ in legal costs and legal interest. The client was represented by the Canarian Legal Alliance Lawyers Eva Gutierrez and Adrian Diaz Saavedra Morales, with the Claims Consultant Jasmin Erhard assisting the client at all stages.

Palm Oasis Maspalomas Gran Canaria

The following day, news came in of another payout with a slight twist, this time it was Holiday Club who paid out the court-ordered 17,460€.

The Danish client’s case was originally heard in February with the court awarding the return of his purchase price, double any deposits taken within the cooling-off period and declaring the contract null and void.

The twist is that this payout considering the closure of the courts due to the lockdown has been received very quickly. The reason, Holiday Club respected the ruling of the Court of First Instance and did not appeal the decision, unlike many of the other resorts such as Anfi.

The client was represented by the Lawyer Eva Gutierrez with the Claims Consultant Michael Gadman assisting the client.

Last Friday 4 September was a great ending to the week for one Norwegian client, although it is only a partial victory at the moment.

The client has been paid 14,875€, this is only a small amount of the original 50,136€ which the courts ordered back in January when Anfi lost their appeal. There will also be legal interest to be added.

4 Sept

Let’s end the week with more good news for our Norwegian clients who will be receiving 14.875€.

As we know and have reported on these pages on many occasions, we know that Anfi continuously lodges appeals and uses other tactics in order to avoid making these payments. They have changed companies, changed bank accounts among other measures in this endeavour, but, unfortunately for them, CLA became aware of a tax refund received by Anfi.

CLA immediately applied to the court for these funds to be embargoed, the court immediately obliged and the money was duly embargoed.

We know that there is currently an investigation by the State Prosecutors Office into these matters, which could result in criminal charges, so the question is, why does Anfi continue to employ these tactics?

Well, if only we knew, we leave you the reader to draw your own conclusions to this question!

This particular case along with the application for the embargo was conducted by the Lawyers Eva Gutierrez and Cristina Batista with the Claims Consultant Michael Gadman assisting the client.

It is that time of year when many timeshare owners are starting to receive their maintenance bills, with many resorts sending them out early with a discount for immediate payment. This shows how desperate they are for your annual fees to be paid.

The problem now is the number of “new” companies that are emerging with some very strange tails. We have already explained in previous articles about the “arrests” of certain people, who according to the callers have been tried, convicted and jailed. This along with the claim that their personal assets have also been seized and being held by the courts for immediate payout to “victims”, is totally false.

It is also a fact that even when a court does seize assets of any company or individual, the courts do not employ or appoint any company or law firm to trace and contact any possible victims.

It is also very important for you the reader to get as much information as possible from these calls. One we have been informed about as an example which unfortunately the elderly person could not remember the company name, was supposedly from a company in Mallorca. The caller told them that they also had their head office in the UK, the only problem is the telephone number did not come from Mallorca but Tenerife!

If you are receiving these types of calls and would like help in identifying if they are genuine or not, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

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