A federal judge in Florida has ruled against timeshare resort Club Exploria in favour of a law firm who helped timeshare owners get out of their unwanted contracts. Club Exploria had accused the firm of encouraging owners to end their timeshare agreements in a lawsuit which has been ongoing for the last two years.
However, a judge in Florida has ended the suit and ruled in favour of the firm who had been representing 22 owners. Club Exploria claimed that the firm were misleading their members by telling them they had an automatic right to cancel their contracts and stop paying fees and making loan repayments. The Judge in the case, has not upheld the resorts claims and said they failed to provide any evidence that the firm were misleading customers.
Club Exploria filed the lawsuit back in 2018 and further claimed the company were interfering with contractual relationships between resort and owner. In fact, the firm were proven to be acting within their rights to represent owners and were not telling people to stop paying their fees. The firm believed the suit was another attempt of the large resorts to go after anyone representing disgruntled timeshare owners.
People who enter into timeshare agreements often find it difficult to keep up with the mounting maintenance fees and simply cannot afford it any longer. They may also find that the timeshare no longer suits their needs and simply want to end the contract. There are too many individuals who are willing to take advantage of timeshare owners and offer fake products, along with timeshare exit schemes. Before agreeing to any timeshare termination or exit procedure with an individual or company, seek independent advice and fully research any company you are thinking of working with.
The mis-selling of holiday products is, unfortunately, common practice within the holiday industry and these types of crimes often go unreported by the most vulnerable in our society and criminal convictions are few and far between.
If you have purchased a Lifestyle / Concierge Service, a timeshare or a ‘holiday points’ based product from a resort or company and feel unhappy with the service, or feel you have been mis-sold this product, please get in touch with us to discuss how we may be able to help you with a possible Money Back Claim.