Who really benefits from a timeshare class action suit?
November 7, 2013
If you are considering a class action suit against a timeshare company then you really need to make sure that your case is legitimate and that you are certain the timeshare company are in breach of contract law. When the company is a genuine operator with an excellent track record like Disney, Villa del Palmar, RCI etc, then you need to have hard, fool-proof evidence, as it is only in very rare circumstances that companies like these would leave themselves vulnerable to lawsuits and legal action.
What is more commonly the case is that legal firms and online companies take advantage of timeshare owners who are unhappy with some clause in their timeshare contract, offering them full purchase refunds if they were to win the case. When the lawsuit is a collective representative action, it becomes more attractive to owners who are considering canceling their contract as the seeming cost is not as high as if you were to take legal action individually. What they don’t tell you is that you are not very likely to win and their fees will be paid regardless. So the real winners are the lawyers.
When you have experienced an organized timeshare scam, where you have been sold properties that will never be built etc then a class action suit would be a beneficial move. In those circumstances, contact a reputable lawyer who comes recommended and avoid adverts on the internet targeting timeshare forums.
Beware Timeshare Nightmare
August 11, 2013
Timeshare produces an array of different responses from owners who are really happy with their timeshare to those who have had a negative experience because of a deliberate timeshare scam. However, most timeshare operators are actually legitimate and there are a few ways you can avoid a timeshare nightmare as shown below:
Beware Timeshare Nightmare
Choose a timeshare company that has a great track record, like The Villa Group Timeshare.
Experience and expertise has a lot to do with your timeshare experience and a reputable company will make all the difference. Avoid new companies that have just begun and those companies who only have one resort or condominium. Making a simple Internet search will help you sort the legitimate companies from the scams.
The best way to avoid a timeshare nightmare is to know what you want from your vacations. If you like returning to the same location then a fixed week timeshare would be perfect for you, but if you like to go somewhere different each year you may want to add your timeshare to a vacation club or preferred access scheme. Nowadays you can exchange your timeshare for almost anywhere in the world, including cruise vacations.
If you think that your timeshare purchase is going to make you lots of money then you are on your way to disappointment. While you can indeed make money on vacation rentals or selling your timeshare at a later date, the return on your investment comes mainly from enjoyment and memories.
Another way to make sure that your timeshare does not become a nightmare is to keep up with your maintenance fees. These are essential to secure your investment and ensure that your property is in good shape when you arrive for your vacations. If you stop paying your fees you could be subject to legal action – a nightmare you definitely would want to avoid.