Lawyers Who Claim to Cancel your Villa del Palmar Timeshare Contract
April 7, 2014
Timeshare lawyers who offer Villa del Palmar timeshare cancellation services are an ever-growing breed and there is much need for caution. While it is unfair to say that all timeshare lawyers are scams, you should take care when dealing with a timeshare lawyer who claims that it is easy to cancel your Villa del Palmar timeshare contract and get your money back. In reality there is little chance of getting your money back once you have signed a contract to purchase a time share and the cooling off period has passed, unless you have legitimate reason. What most timeshare cancellation lawyers are looking for is for you to pay them high fees to arrange a default on your contract (which neither cancels the contract nor gets you your money back)
What is a legitimate reason for canceling a Villa del Palmar timeshare contract?
There are occasions where cancellation of a Villa del Palmar timeshare contract is legitimate and possible. In those circumstances you will probably be entitled to getting your money back as well as cancellation of your timeshare contract. However, these cases are very rare as you would have to prove that you were intentionally mis-sold a property, lied to deliberately or there was a breach in the contract on the part of Villa del Palmar. It is highly unlikely that the first two of these circumstances can be proved, in addition to the fact that Villa del Palmar have very strict training and regulations for its sales team in an active attempt to clean up the timeshare reputation. The third circumstance is also highly improbable as Villa del Palmar contracts are checked with a fine tooth comb by legal aids.
So what does a timeshare cancellation lawyer offer?
In that case, you are probably wondering what a timeshare lawyer can actually do for you. The answer is, not a lot except charge you fees for advice. If you have a legitimate case you will probably find that you can negotiate directly with Villa del Palmar without the aid of a lawyer and save yourself the hefty legal costs.
Beware Cold-Calling Villa del Palmar Timeshare Lawyers
The worst kind of timeshare lawyers are those who call unsolicited to offer to cancel your Villa del Palmar timeshare. Under these circumstances, you can be pretty sure it is a scam and that the process is going to cost you money without a lot to show for it.
What is a Timeshare Attorney?
February 24, 2014
A timeshare attorney is a legal representative who can act on your behalf in a court of law. Unlike a timeshare lawyer, attorneys have the authority to represent you legally in court. A timeshare lawyer on the other hand can only offer you legal advice or guide you through a timeshare contract and so on.
The occasions when you might need a timeshare attorney are few. People who have been involved with a deliberate timeshare scam may call upon the services of an attorney to represent them against a fraudulent company. In these cases a class action suit may be a good idea. In the case of a deliberate scam, you will find there are many others in the same position as you and it may work out in you favor to join together in a class action suit and save on attorney fees. However, always beware of timeshare attorneys who approach you to join a class action against a genuine company, as you are not likely to win and the attorney will simply make a profit out of you.
Other occasions where a timeshare attorney may be necessary is if you have gotten behind on your maintenance fees. If you stop paying your timeshare maintenance fees, you will be vulnerable to a suit against you by the timeshare operator. In those cases you will need to seek legal assistance or pay your fees. It is much easier to pay your fees than contracting an expensive timeshare attorney. You will find that you can come to a payment plan without using a lawyer or an attorney to represent you in court if you speak directly to the timeshare operator.
The other thing to remember is that there are very few attorneys who are dedicated solely to timeshare, therefore, you are best to seek a recommendation from a friend. It is also wise to avoid pop-up adverts on the internet or on timeshare forums promoting timeshare lawyers or attorneys.
Timeshare Scam at Villa del Palmar
February 17, 2014
The term “timeshare scam” should be the last word you use with the Villa del Palmar brand, not only because of its 30 year long impeccable reputation but also because of the quality provided and the continued positive customer reviews that Villa del Palmar receives. Unfortunately, however, the Villa del Palmar brand has been tainted with the threat of scams due to the activities of fraudulent timeshare resale companies and fake presentation scams. The good news is that these scams are easy to avoid with a little common sense.
How to Avoid a Villa del Palmar Timeshare Scam
When you follow one simple piece of advice, the threat of a timeshare scam is reduced almost to zero. Always buy a Villa del Palmar timeshare direct from the developer. The developer in the case of Villa del Palmar is Villagroup, and the operator of its vacation club services is UVCI (Universal Vacation Club International). Purchasing direct from the Villagroup during a Villa del Palmar presentation guarantees that you are buying a genuine product and that you are not being scammed.
Most Villa del Palmar Timeshare scams occur during the resale process, at which point The Villagroup has no way of helping you in the event of a scam. Buying a Villa del Palmar timeshare on the internet or through eBay, may sound like a great bargain, but the reality is that you cannot 100% trust that what you are buying is legitimate. Just imagine paying for flights to Mexico only to discover when you arrive that the Villa del Palmar timeshare you bought on a timeshare resale site is not valid!
Another timeshare scam is when you are taken to what seems to be a “Villa del Palmar” presentation in a location that is not on the resort site or in one of its sister resorts. You are shown images etc and perhaps told that the resort is not built yet. In these instances, you should double check the validity of the sales team by contacting Villagroup to verify that the sales office has permission to sell their timeshares. In the past, some timeshare enthusiasts have been duped by fake sellers who do not have the right to sell you a timeshare at Villa del Palmar.
When going to a timeshare presentation at a resort, always recall the name of the resort where you were originally promised a tour. For example, if you are approached by a promoter on the street or at the airport who wishes to take you to see a Villa del Palmar property, make sure that they do indeed take you to a Villa del Palmar resort. There have been cases where promoters are bribed to take couples to an alternative resort rather than the resort that has permission from City Hall to work on the streets or in the airport. The promoter may appear to be legitimate because they work in the airport, but if they don’t take you to the resort they promise, be very wary.
Current Villa del Palmar timeshare owners should also be careful when approached to sell your timeshare, as these are more often than not a scam whereby you pay a fee to join an agency who will never sell your timeshare. Any unsolicited phone calls from anyone asking you to sell your timeshare or join an action group are usually scams. If you have not contacted them directly yourself, don’t trust them.
Timeshare Pros and Cons Explored
January 20, 2014
It is always prudent to look at the pros and cons of any venture that is asking you to part with your money, and timeshare is no exception. While there are many more timeshare pros than cons, it is best to make yourself aware of what you are getting involved in before you sign a timeshare contract.
Financial Timeshare Pros and Cons
PRO: The clearest pro to owning a timeshare is that you will save money in the long term if you use your timeshare every year or are able to rent it out when you cannot use it. You pay for your timeshare at today’s prices and thanks to inflation you will quickly see the economic benefit of your initial investment in just a few years.
CON: The con is that you are not going to get rich renting out your property, so you should not buy timeshare units as a money making venture. It will save you money rather than make you a millionaire.
Destination Pros and Cons
CON: When you buy a fixed week timeshare in a resort, you are tied into visiting the same destination every year. (Although you can always exchange your timeshare using a vacation club for other destinations throughout the world)
PRO: For many people, returning to the same place each year is just what they want to feel like they are part of something and that they have bought a home away from home.
Fixed Weeks Pros and Cons
CON: You take your vacation during the same weeks every year and cannot change them unless you upgrade to a points system or join a vacation club.
PRO: If you have a fixed week during Thanksgiving, Christmas or the school vacations you will be glad to have guaranteed accommodation during these dates.
Solving Complaints about The Villagroup
January 8, 2014
It can be a real headache when we feel the need to complain, not only because of the disappointment that we feel about what has caused the problem but the very act of complaining can be as unpleasant as the cause. The Villagroup Timeshare try to make their complaints procedure as simple as possible, aiming to deal with your issues while you are still in the resort, before you leave.
The Villagroup Timeshare have an enviable reputation to protect, which is surely why they spend a lot of time and money ensuring that problems are resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible. With nearly three decades selling and operating timeshare properties and designing new resorts in the top Mexican beach destinations, The Villagroup Timeshare does not want unhappy customers. In terms of timeshare selling, you can be sure that this is no scam and any staff members discovered lying are taken very seriously.
Therefore, if you have a problem with any aspect of your dealings with The Villagroup Timeshare, you should make your concern known, not just for the sake of complaining but as a means of helping this reputable company maintain their high standards. Always tell a member of staff if you are not satisfied with some aspect of your experience. If the problem is not resolved within reasonable time, then look to speak to a more senior staff member.
Some problems may not be fully resolved during your stay in Mexico, therefore you may need to continue the complaints procedure from home. In this case, make sure you have all the details you need before leaving the resort, like contact telephone numbers and email addresses. You will not be able to make contact with the resort through complaints forums as the company cannot guarantee they will see the complaint, so it is always best to deal directly with The Villagroup Timeshare.