Once you have reached a decision in making a Timeshare Compensation Claim, do not be surprised by how many fake legal companies, cold callers or phony resellers that may contact you. Most will appear to be the real-deal, offering their ‘professional services’ whilst others will be obvious crooks.
It’s not uncommon for owners to not seek legal advice prior to considering a claim, sadly most fall foul of becoming a victim when receiving cold calls out of the blue. If you do receive a call, please take secondary advise from a qualified registered compensation lawyer/firm.
To understand a Timeshare Compensation Claims, you must have all your facts and figures in order from the off. In many cases, it is not unusual for consumers who have purchased a timeshare to take a loan or to have paid part of it by way of a credit card. Therefore, the 1st and principle contract you entered into was the, ‘provision of finance’, which aided you to purchase the ‘Timeshare product’, this being the 2nd contract. Because of buying the timeshare, you then became a member of a club and it’s that ‘Club’ that charges you the yearly maintenance fees. Therefore, this could sometimes mean that you have in-fact entered into 3 contracts. If you never had to finance the timeshare product, you may have only entered 2, the principal contract then being the purchase of the timeshare.
You must be aware of the jurisdiction of the contract or the place where any disagreements are to be settled. Some contracts will state that the laws of Mexico apply, whilst others will state the laws of the UK. Once the jurisdiction is confirmed, then the setting will need to be established, these could be, held with a mediator, in a court or the Ombudsman Service. It is only when these facts are known and verified can the lawyer can give solid sound legal advice.
It’s not uncommon for timeshare consumers to appear on lists which hold information about what they own, where they own, how long they have owned for, contact details, email addresses etc. These lists are bought and sold, and an array of cold callers will mount campaigns stating that ‘you’ the owner has a claim, yet they fail to establish where such claims will be domiciled. The soil of which the claim can be heard is very important, this will affect your rights and advice when considering a compensation claim.
There are cases, where the claimant may have several claims, in a variety of jurisdictions, the outcome will be dependent on how or where the timeshare was purchased.
Upon reading the contract, owners may discover that it was not in-fact the resort that sold you the product but a third-party company who are associated with the resort. In other words, owners who purchased a timeshare on ‘Paradise Park’ for an example, purchased this from ‘XXL Timeshare’ not directly from the resort.
There are lots of genuine lawyers that will happily give free advice from the onset, this is necessary so that owners can consider carefully before making a claim. When advice is given, owners need to consider with great thought, the time and costs involved, the stress it may bring and it’s imperative to always contemplate that not all cases have been won.
Taking on board and fully understanding all of the above, is when and only when that we at Timeshare Compensation advise you to go ahead with the claim. There are so many consumers who jump in ‘feet first’ and realise later, the time and sometimes unfortunately the stress that these claims can bring.
Once your legal representative has the facts, they will tell you, the ups and downs of making a claim. The advice given will also give you an insight to the risks involved.
Real lawyers know the difference between cases, some are very strong, whilst others are not. Until the appointed lawyer has done their evaluation of all the paperwork involved, and from both parties, then and only then can they have a greater understanding.
It is always imperative to bear in mind that not all compensation claims are executed with success.
See our recent post regarding not wanting to pay any more maintenance fees.