Spanish Supreme Court rules that ANFI Timeshares were mis-sold and orders full refunds of up to €53000 to Timeshare Owners. Are you also affected?
The Anfi Group of Gran Canaria operates one of the most aggressively marketed Timeshare resorts in Europe and the ground-breaking Spanish Supreme Court judgment of January 2015, and similar cases that have followed, have set legal precedents with wide-reaching consequences for Anfi Timeshare owners.
In January 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled in favour of Timeshare owner Mrs Tove Grimsbo, declaring that Anfi Sales SL were guilty of mis-selling Timeshare in breach of Spanish and European Law. The Court ordered that the contract was null & void and ordered Anfi to refund a total of €40000 to Mrs Grimsbo, including the original purchase cost and subsequent maintenance fees.
In this case, the Court ruled that Anfi had broken two specific laws. Firstly, Anfi had required that Mrs Grimsbo paid a deposit within the statutory 14-day cooling off period; and secondly, Anfi had sold the Timeshare contract "in perpetuity", which effectively committed Mrs Grimsbo (and her next of kin) to paying timeshare maintenance fees to Anfi for ever.
Further judgments against Anfi and other timeshare groups have followed, with additional legal precedents being set regarding upgrades/trade-ins, "floating weeks" and other instances of mis-selling, with Timeshare owners being awarded full refunds of up to €53000.
Timeshare Advice Network provides independent, expert advice and services to members of many types of timeshare, points and holiday ownership schemes - and we have already helped a high number of Anfi Timeshare owners who were looking for a way out of their long-term membership contracts.
Now, in light of all the recent Court judgments, we strongly recommend that Anfi owners seek immediate independent advice to see if one or more of these legal precedents affect their own Anfi Timeshare contracts.
To find out your options for getting out of your Anfi Timeshare and to see whether you may qualify for a full refund due to Anfi's mis-selling practices, please complete the short SEE YOUR OPTIONS form or call one of our specialist Anfi advisors now on 01628 290499.
COVID-19 Update - October 2021: Please note that, now that the Government has eased restrictions, those customers who would prefer to visit our offices to receive advice in person are again welcome to do so, subject to certain protocols of course. However, we remain fully equipped to undertake all communications remotely via telephone/video calls and electronic means, for those who still prefer this option.
7th Sept 2021 - Mrs Nicola J, Staffs - Anfi Group
"We originally bought a biennial week at Beach Club which we later changed to one week per year at Monte. Could never understand why any decision had to be made while we were in Gran Canaria - were told that once we returned home the offer to buy would no longer be available. Something to do with Spanish laws."
18th Aug 2021 - Ms Linda N, Tyne & Wear - Anfi Group
"My partner and I bought into Snfi in Jan 2017, we paid the deposit on the day after 7 hours of being shown around and giving us the talk about it being for 50yrs, but was also told our children could take this as a legacy, we don't have a termination date on the contract papers, we have paid £2000 including our deposit up to date, can we get help to come out of the contract, or even to claim our money back?"
YOUR EXIT OPTIONS
The first and most important step on the way to exiting your timeshare contract is to seek independent, expert advice on your options.
Any promises made about your timeshare having a resale value are likely to be false. There are 100s of timeshares being offered for sale right now on eBay for 99p... but nobody buys them due to the enormous fee commitments that they carry.
To get a truly independent view of how to rid yourself and your family of your timeshare burden, see your Timeshare Exit Options now.
GROUNDS FOR CLAIMS?
The timeshare industry has for been largely unregulated, as timeshare falls outside the laws that govern property sales or "investments".
This means timeshares have routinely been sold in high-pressure environments, with false promises often being made and never fulfilled.
However, recent landmark legal rulings now mean that as many as 150,000 Timeshare, Points or Fractional ownership contracts are illegal. To find out your Rights and whether you may be entitled to claim your money back, please take independent advice today.
JUST NEED ADVICE?
Some of the Timeshare, Points or Fractional owners we hear from have a clear idea of what they want to do, e.g. to cancel their contract or pursue a compensation claim.
But the vast majority haven't decided what they want to do at all - and have often received confusing & conflicting advice from their resort, the "resale" companies and other timeshare owners.
If you are simply concerned that things aren't right and want to get some initial guidance from the independent experts, then we're here to help...
Here to Help
For FREE expert advice on how to solve your Timeshare problems and to see whether you may have been mis-sold, please call one of our friendly advisors now on 01628 290499 or use the short form above to see your options.
We'll listen to your concerns, then advise you on your best options for exiting your Timeshare contract and whether you have potential grounds for a mis-selling claim.