Essex couple delighted to win just over £52,500 in compensation from timeshare resort thanks to M1 Legal

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A British couple are delighted following their court victory which resulted in the judge ordering their timeshare company to pay over £52,500 in compensation with help from M1 Legal.

Big month of victories

July has been an excellent month for timeshare victims, who have seen some significant wins against rogue timeshare companies.

Malaga law firm M1 Legal, which specialises in helping timeshare victims, were thrilled that they managed to achieve 31 positive results from cases that were heard in July 2022.

Over £440,000 won

In total, the claimants were awarded more than £440,000 in compensation. Over the last few decades, they were sold timeshares which are now illegal in Spain.

Large wins

Andrew and Connie (not their real names) were allotted the largest award.  The couple, from Witham in Essex, no longer need to pay timeshare maintenance fees, and on top of that they were awarded £52,236 in their case against CLC World.   Sean and Ann (names changed) from Leicester were also thrilled after they were awarded a huge £43,609.

Ignoring the laws

Why are the timeshare resorts being forced to pay out? Because for two decades they ignored consumer timeshare laws in Spain and continued issuing illegal contracts.

If they followed the law, they would miss out on large profits. So, they just disregarded it.

Fortunately, victims are now entitled to compensation, and many are getting huge wins in the courts.

The fightback is on

The fact is, many resorts thought they could get away with it. They thought that their customers wouldn't have the legal knowledge or patience to challenge them.

How wrong they were!

Thanks to M1 Legal, which has been helping timeshare victims since 2016, the companies are being ordered to pay up.

M1 Legal's success rate is currently 98.6% of compensation cases for its timeshare clients.

Illegal business

Fernando Sansegundo, head of M1 Legal, says that the month was "fairly typical in that the biggest M1 successes were against CLC World, Diamond Resorts Europe, and Anfi Resorts."

According to Sansegundo, "these three resorts, while by no means the only culprits, have been prolific in the amount of illegal business they have written since 1999.

He went on to explain that "since the beginning of July, M1 Legal has won over £287,000 in compensation awards against CLC World. We have also won more than £69,200 against Anfi Resorts, and £44,644 against Diamond Resorts Europe. DRE have not even been trading in Europe for several years. They were bought out by Hilton a couple of years ago, and they are still paying the price for their previous contempt for both their customers and the law.

Sansegundo is delighted for the Essex couple. "Andrew and Connie have been rewarded for their courage in challenging their resort's behaviour. M1 Legal have not only achieved their £52,236 compensation award but will almost certainly secure the couple simple interest and legal fees too."

Courts are out of patience

Many cases are going against the timeshare companies in the Spanish courts, which, as Sansegundo says, "have run out of patience." He explains that "Europe's biggest resorts are being forced to pay compensation on an unprecedented scale. The financial drain is forcing most of them to close down."

Who can claim?

Anyone who bought a timeshare after 1999 could find that they have grounds for compensation.

Speak with us today at the Timeshare Advice Centre for a free, no obligation consultation and discover your timeshare owner options.

Essex couple delighted to win just over £52,500 in compensation from timeshare resort thanks to M1 Legal
Essex couple delighted to win just over £52,500 in compensation from timeshare resort thanks to M1 Legal

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