Welcome to this weeks Letter from America, today we publish a press release about the Arizona House Bill 2639, a bill designed to give consumers the protection they need when purchasing a timeshare. As usual ARDA (American Resorts Development Association) is opposing this bill, this release is a call for all consumers, timeshare owners and non-timeshare owners to voice their support for the bill.
First an update on Claims Assistance Bureau Ltd, as we published yesterday they are also using the name of a genuine registered and regulated claims company, Claims Advice Bureau (UK) Ltd, well, it looks like they have already started using another name.
Changed on 28 August 2018 from:
22 Updown Hill Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 4GD England
The story from Paul Burrows is the same as before, Eze Group member has been awarded a specific amount of money, but to get this they first have to pay a fee of £695. This will be held in “TRUST” at an unnamed High Street Bank, the client will then receive their money in 10 days.
Now for our Letter from America
Time-Sensitive in Advance of Arizona House Bill 2639 Vote
We Need Your Voice
ARDA Opposes Arizona House Bill 2639, Which Offers Consumer Protection
On the heels of perceived unfair and deceptive timeshare sales practices that have left many families financially devastated, 13 Arizona representatives have proposed the creation of Arizona HB 2639 in an effort to safeguard consumers from entering into a perpetual contract, often buying a product they have not even had a chance to try before purchase.
Buyers often enter into timeshare contracts when on vacation, are encouraged to review documents after they return home from vacation, sometimes long after the rescission period has ended – leading to confusion, anxiety and costly fees that can last years.
Arizona House Bill 2639, aimed at alleviating some of those problems, was approved by a committee in a 7-0 vote, but is strongly opposed by the timeshare lobby group American Resort Development Association (ARDA), an industry-supported PAC.
Provisions in the proposed bill offer safeguards for timeshare buyers. We ask that consumers voice their support for this bill by emailing the representatives listed below.
The proposed bill includes:
- Purchaser is granted a 14-day rescission period. The closing, as evidenced by delivery of the deed or other document, is prohibited before the 14 day calendar period expires.
- After the end of the rescission period, the first use of the timeshare interest concludes; “first use of the timeshare interest” means the first time the purchaser or third party transferee stays in a timeshare pursuant to the purchase agreement.
- The seller can charge up to a 10% cancellation fee. Seller may charge regularly scheduled maintenance fees for one year.
- The purchaser may cancel the purchase agreement and relinquish all the timeshare interest within one year after the purchaser signs the agreement.
- At least ten years after a purchaser purchases a timeshare, a purchaser who has paid the entire purchase price and current annual fees may terminate the purchase agreement without cause.
- A request can be denied only if it does not meet the criteria described.
- The bill also requires disclosure to alert the purchaser that the contract may be of a perpetual nature.
Please contact the following representatives in support of this bill. There have been numerous Attorneys General investigations, BBB complaints and lawsuits describing unfair and deceptive timeshare sales practices. The following individuals are the bill sponsors; we urge you to call and write to them to voice your support.
|Bolick, Shawnna||(602) 926-3244||[email protected]||Bill Sponsor|
|Biasiucci, Leo||(602) 926-3018||[email protected]|
|Blackman, Walter||(602) 926-3043||[email protected]|
|Carroll, Frank||(602) 926-3249||[email protected]|
|Dunn, Timothy M.||(602) 926-4139||[email protected]|
|Fillmore, John||(602) 926-3187||[email protected]|
|Finchem, Mark||(602) 926-3122||[email protected]|
|Grantham, Travis||(602) 926-4868||[email protected]||Committee Chair|
|Kavanagh, John||(602) 926-5170||[email protected]|
|Payne, Kevin||(602) 926-4854||[email protected]|
|Roberts, Bret||(602) 926-3158||[email protected]|
|Toma, Ben||(602) 926-3298||[email protected]|
|Weninger, Jeff||(602) 926-3092||[email protected]|
For more information, contact Inside Timeshare or Timeshare Accountability GroupTM
So there you have it, a bill to protect consumers being opposed by the industry because it does not fit in with their own agenda and curbes the power they have held over consumers for years.
It is now down to you the reader to exercise your right to lobby and have this bill past to protect all consumers. The industry has had its own way for far too long, they need to be brought down and be regulated by independent regulation.
On The Tuesday Slot we shall be publishing more about this bill, so join us then.
If you have any comments on this or any other article, or if you have any information regarding any company that you are suspicious of and believe it is a scam, then use our contact page and get in touch.
Have a great weekend and remember to do your homework on any company that contacts you.