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The Timeshare Trap

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Is your timeshare beginning to feel like more of a burden rather than a luxury? This is more than likely going to be the case and many people find themselves in this position every day. If you have been involved in a timeshare contract for a number of years and are struggling to find your way out, you may require some professional help from specialist solicitors.

Our main objective here at Sarah Waddington Solicitors, with the help of our sister company Sarah Waddington Legal Espana is to achieve the required outcome for each client and provide a valuable, efficient service, ensuring they are fully satisfied with the concluding result. We understand and believe that our services will benefit and provide clients with a kick-start in the right direction to ensure they’re no longer being forced into a contract which they no longer need or require.

Problems You May Face with Timeshare Companies

One of the main problems people face when trying to escape from a timeshare is the lack of understanding and knowledge they obtain about the contract itself. This can be detrimental as people will undoubtedly fail to spot and realise the flaws within this which could prevent them from getting out of the timeshare. Their popularity has rapidly declined in the past few years, less people are willing to enter into a contract due to the negative reputation they have gain over time. Rising Maintenance Fees: One of the main problems people encounter with Timeshares is the constant worry of rising maintenance fees, and when they first involve themselves in the contract, they aren’t informed about this data. This rise may be the source of your financial stress for many people and are constantly struggling to find a way to diminish/reduce this stress. These increases in maintenance fees are sometimes very daunting for timeshare owners as they are physically unable to pay this money. There is often an element of desperation and fright, particularly if you have had demand letters from the Timeshare company directly, or bailiff’s letters and debt collectors knocking at the door attempting to collect unpaid maintenance fees. This is an increasing debt, which for many Timeshares owners becomes a yearly fear, particularly, if it remains unpaid and is accruing interest. Our calculator can help you work out how much you could end up paying over the duration of your Timeshare contract.


How to Deal with Timeshare Companies

It is important to note that if you have stopped paying your management fees and no action has been taken against you, you should never assume that it won’t be, as this most likely isn’t going to be the case. In our experience, most companies will wait until the debt is high enough to act, in fact we have seen companies waiting up to 5 years before action is taken, as the debt has then built up to a level worth collecting. Timeshare Companies are very clever with the way they deal with debt collection and they work ways around to ensuring they get the money back. Here at Sarah Waddington Solicitors, we are trying to prevent this from happening in the future and plan on eradicating the conniving ways that timeshare companies obtain on a daily basis. Some Timeshare contracts are in perpetuity, meaning there is no end date and they may pass on to your family or can force your estate into probate. There have been cases where Timeshare companies have forced this to happen and this is something we are looking to completely avoid and with the help of professionals like us, we can guarantee to do our utmost to ensure these unlawful timeshare companies don’t get away with robbing you of all your well-deserved money.

How to Escape from Your Timeshare Trap

Timeshare contracts are very complex and diverse, they are constantly changing, and people find it difficult to fully understand them in great detail, therefore being one of the main reasons why the struggle of getting out has been increasing in convolution over the years. Alongside our sister company Sarah Waddington Waddington Legal Espana, our specialist and expert team have a wealth of knowledge in these areas and can assist you with any issues you may have with your club – it is not new that clients come to us on a daily basis with the increasing worry of rising maintenance fees and debt collection from the timeshare companies themselves. We specialise in Timeshare disputes and with the use of our sister company Sarah Waddington Legal Espana can legally take you out of your Timeshare contract if you feel you have been mis-sold. Talk to Sarah Waddington Legal Espana for a free, no obligation assessment of your circumstance – whatever the matter, we can guarantee to advise in the best direction to take, whether that requires intervention from us professionals or simply, giving advice on the entire situation.

What Sarah Waddington Solicitors Can Do to Help

Timeshare cases that require the unwinding of a contract are complex. As a result, our sister company Sarah Waddington Legal Espana we work on an agreed fee basis. They do this so that clients are aware, at the outset of a case, the exact sum being charged. There are no hidden costs. Sarah Waddingon Legal Espana endeavour to work closely with all clients, ensuring that they are fully aware of all the tasks they carry out.

Why is it often so difficult to get out of a timeshare contract?

Timeshare contracts can be very complicated and designed to keep the owners in long term, expensive contractual agreements that do not allow for a simple sale, return or buy out. Without professional legal help and guidance, owners can be unsure of their timeshare options and left having no idea what they can do to get out of it.

Some people can find themselves no longer able to afford or visit their timeshare, but no matter the circumstances the timeshare companies are usually unaccepting of any attempts to come to a fair arrangement and will often threaten debtors and further action against those refusing to continue to pay.

They also use clever legal clauses such as the ‘in perpetuity’ clause which means that the contract is quite literally set to continue forever or past the expected life of the owners. Making it as difficult as possible for people to get out of their timeshare contract is a matter of self-preservation for these companies whose aim is to continue receiving maintenance fees from the existing owners, in order to keep their resorts running and making a profit.

When people are sold their timeshares, they are usually sold a fantasy made up of lies and empty promises created in order to get them to sign on the dotted line. The people that sell this dream are not ethical or morale and they do not care about the long-term financial implications for the buyers, only the profit it will make for them.

Part of the ‘sales pitch’ spouted is usually about what a fantastic investment it will be, how it will hold or even increase in value and can be sold at a later date if you desire and even use this to trick people into agreeing to the ‘in perpetuity clause’ and believing it is for their benefit.

However, the reality is that timeshare contracts have little to no resale value, hence why there are literally thousands of them listed for sale all over the internet.

Don’t be fooled by timeshare resale or selling companies as more often or not these are actually a timeshare scam. These places promise to list and sell your timeshare which almost never actually happens, and they make their entire income by charging upfront costs and listing fees.

Timeshare contracts can be very complicated and also vary a great deal which is why it’s important to speak to an expert who specialises in timeshare law.

Some people may feel like they have been mis-sold their timeshare in which there is a possibility to investigate and legally take them out of the contract. Some are simply looking to move on and no longer wish to pay the rising maintenance fees and others may have had a change in circumstances and are in financial difficulty being threatened with debt-collection from the timeshare company.

No matter the situation surrounding the need get out of a timeshare, at Sarah Waddington Solicitors, we always work with our client’s best interest in mind and can start with a free, no obligation assessment to help advise you on your options, how you can proceed and what action to take.

A Metcalf May 2021

It’s finally over and we are out of the timeshare.

When I called in October last year and you answered the phone I was in a very bad place, having just realised I was being scammed again by J Foster Associates. You managed to calm me down and get my money back. I will not forget your calming voice that day and I will always be crateful to you for that. All the staff at Sara Waddington Solicitors have been excellent and the whole process has been smooth.

Mr B Davey

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to say a big thank you all at Sarah Waddington Solicitors who have helped us resolve our timeshare problem, you have put our minds at ease. I will not hesitate to recommend you should anybody who has a similar problem ask me in the future. Thanks again. Best Regards Mr B J Davey, Mrs J A Davey

Mr Terrence Webb

Former owner at Fortina Spa Resort, receiving over £14,000 in compensation. - "I was much relieved to be put in touch with you and I am just too impressed for words at the professionalism of the company."

P.A. Hobson

Thank you for your letter confirming the relinquishment of my timeshare. I was very pleased to receive it. I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work, you made it very easy for me. All I had to do was be patient. So thank you very much and should anyone ask I will definitely recommend you.

Gary Semley

On a personal note today, after hearing the European Claim Centre (on the phone) call your company a 'scammer', today's conference came as further reassurance that we were absolutely with the right company. You may not realise it but your direct, and matter-of-fact 'bedside manner' left us in no doubt that we were under the care of very professional people (not that we should have needed any more reassurance).

Chris Roberton

Sarah gave excellent service and kept us informed in releasing us from Diamond Resorts points timeshare. Quite a relief to not have to pay those ever increasing maintenance fees. Thank you Sarah.

Mr and Mrs Andrews

When we got that final letter indicating that our membership with Diamond Resorts was now at an end it was such a relief. Financially it would have crippled us if we'd had to carry on paying the maintenance fees that were rising every year. When we took out our membership it was fine but everything went downhill after Diamond Resorts took over the business. It became a very expensive luxury which we could not afford and age and health became a problem. Diamond were very unhelpful when we tried to relinquish our membership and that was the reason why we turned to you for help. We would like to thank you for your help in this matter and we are more than happy with the representation and advice which you gave us.

Alan Clark

Sarah Waddington Solicitors has recently contested, and successfully won a flight compensation claim for me. I found them to be very friendly, helpful and extremely professional. The contact was minimal throughout with no hassle, and I was kept up to date with proceedings as things progressed. I received the full amount of compensation (although when I initially challenged the Airline myself they told me I wasn't entitled to anything!!) for which I am delighted. I would have no hesitation contacting Sarah Waddington again or recommending her to family, friends and colleagues.

Arman Mazlum

A first class service from an approachable yet highly professional practice. Dealt with my flight delay claim extremely swiftly and with minimal hassle. Much recommended.

Carol Walker

When the maintenance fees for our time share soared in price we decided to try and " get out of our contract" after much discussions we were told that it would be very difficult if not impossible eventually we were put in touch with Sarah and she said she could help. After many months of contact with the timeshare company Sarah was successful and our contract was cancelled. Sarah kept us informed every step of the way. So if you are looking to cancel your timeshare give Sarah a call I am sure she will give you excellent advice.

Colette Walton

When we were first told that Sarah Waddington Solicitors could terminate our contract with a points style timeshare company, we were concerned that it wasn't a legitimate claim, as we had been told by the timeshare company that it wasn't possible. However, Sarah Waddington's have managed to terminate our contract for us, for which we are very grateful. We were kept informed throughout the case, very politely and professionally. We would certainly recommend Sarah Waddington Solicitors to anyone who is having the same problems.

David Williams

I am very happy with the service and support Sarah has provide to me, in dealing with a complex case over the last 12 months. I would have no problems recommending Sarah to any of my friends. I have contacted other law firms in Leeds and found them pompous and arrogant, Sarah is not and works well those who have less or no legal knowledge. I would advise any new clients, Sarah is user friendly.

Paul Goodhall

Just received my cheque for over £600 for my Flight Delay claim which was handled by Sarah Waddington Solicitors. I had a flight delay with my family a few years ago and after coming across their website submitted my claim which was simple and stress free. They were able to get my compensation within a few months on a No Win No Fee basis, was well worth the wait and the fee and would highly recommend them to my friends and family which I have already done. The money will now go towards a much needed holiday for my family again and as much as the delay caused us to miss 3 hours of our holiday, to receive this money it goes a long way towards compensating us for the loss of the time and inconvenience. I now happily await the next 3 hour delay!!

Dr Pilkington

Thank you very much for your help on the Timeshare matter. I cannot tell you how relieved I am!

S Gerscher

It is indeed great news, my wife is highly delighted as there was the worry of anything had happened to me she would have struggled financially yo pay these fees. May I take this opportunity o thank you and your colleagues for making this possible.

Mr & Mrs Betchley

Thank you for all the work that you ad the team carried out for our Timeshare relinquishment.

Mrs & Mrs Laughton

Thanks to all the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for their expert assistance & work in bringing this Timeshare matter y a successful conclusion. I would recommend your Solicitors practice without reservation to others who may now have reached a stage in their life where circumstances are changing.

Mr & Mrs Allen

Many thank once again for all the work you have done to draw this Timeshare issue to a close. It is very much appreciated and a great relief.

Mr & Mrs Cumberauld

After seeking to free ourselves from the trauma of timeshare, pestered by organisations who wanted to “help”, but it felt like timeshare selling all over again! We then found the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors. An incredible team that communicates frequently and they successfully steered us through to our relinquishment. What a result SWS has our deepest thanks.

Mr & Mrs Sides

Thank you so much for getting me out of my Timeshare contract and getting all my money back. Please accept my very sincere thanks for all your help and hard work on my behalf. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am.

Ms G Cope-Brown. 3/06/2019

“Thank you to the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for getting me out of my Timeshare. We were impressed with just how quick and easy it was”.

Ms Aerts, Berkshire. 13/6/2019

“I would like to thank Sarah Waddington Solicitors for dealing with my Holiday Sickness Claim on my behalf. I have now received the compensation that I was rightfully owed and I’m very grateful for all of their help”

Mr Rowley. 13/6/2019

“On behalf of Mrs Evans & I. We both thank you so very very much, for your determination & persistence in managing to resolve our claim against, Vuelling Airlines. Lisa, you have shown so much empathy & understanding to us both in this long fought battle & I hope your superiors appreciate that your a great asset to their firm!!!You have made to over 70s very happy & we shall recommend your firm to others, who have had similar unfortunate & stressful dealing with Airline Companies regarding similar flight cancellations. We shall now book another holiday but no flights with, Vuelling Airlines!!!'”.

Mr & Mrs Scullion, 14/6/2019

“Hello to all, just received the excellent news regarding our claim against Fuelling Airlines and would like to thank you for all your hard work and perseverance regards our claim excellent result”

Mrs Evans. 14/6/2019

I would like to thank everyone at Sarah Waddington especially John Hurley for Issuing proceedings and getting me out of the contract I had with Club la Costa. It's a relief to have that weight taken off me. I would recommend this business to anyone in my situation.

Ms Vail. 19/6/2019

Thank you for your call today letting us know we are out of our Timeshare, we are both so grateful for this piece of news. At this point, we are both looking forwards to finally thinking about 'living' again after the last four years or so of feeling like we'd completely wrecked the financial lives of our children as well as our own. Thanks to the persistence and sheer hard work of Sarah Waddington Solicitors it is now dawning on us that we can move on with our lives and we are eternally grateful to them for this.

Mr & Mrs Semley, Barnsley. 24/5/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Ms Yellop. 29/7/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Mr & Mrs Pask. 07/8/2019

We have today received a letter from Lena Karisson of Palm Oasis confirming our contract is cancelled. Hallelujah it has taken a lot of time and work to achieve. So thank you.

Ms Toone, Leicestershire. 28/8/2019

Thank you for getting me my compensation for my holiday sickness claim, such a relief. Please extend my thanks to Ornella and Alfie for bringing this to such a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr & Mrs Ramage 4/9/2019

We are delighted at the work carried out on our behalf, and our successful relinquishment of our timeshare by Sarah Waddington solicitors, and all so quick and pleasant. Mr Robert Adam was a joy to talk to and kept us informed throughout the process.

Mr & Mrs Jervis 10/9/2019

A big thank you to Sarah Waddington and her team for the hard work and unflappable, steady and reassuring professionalism throughout. Thanks to the team’s efforts and expertise we are finally released from our timeshare contract

Z Chaieb 21/10/2019

Richard Ricks is a knowledgeable, helpful, professional, understanding, and calm Barrister. He dealt with my case incredibly well, and got me the result I needed and wanted. I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of legal support.

T.G. & R.A. Booth. 21/10/2019

We are extremely grateful that Sarah Waddington Solicitors have managed to cancel our contract with Club la Costa. It has been like an albatross around our necks and it hasn't helped the health issues that we both have been suffering from for the last few years. It feels like a great weight has been lifted.

Mr and Mrs Byrne 27/9/2019

We have received today 27/9/2019 a letter from V C Lawson Legal Dept Diamond Resorts confirming our contract with them has been cancelled, it has taken 2 years and money to do it but we are finely FREE hooray!!!.Thank You for all the work you have done to get us and our family out of all this situation.

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