The Nordic Consulting is pleased to announce a claim victory on behalf if its clients Mr and Mrs Howard. The Howards paid €27.541 for two timeshare contracts, one in 2000 and the other in 2004 in Anfi resorts Club Puerto Anfi and Club Gran Anfi. They have now been awarded €18.147, which corresponds to the unused portion of the contract, plus legal interest and costs.
The Howards made use of the courts to get their money back since they got a higher amount than selling the weeks on the open market. The court in San Bartlolmé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, ruled that the contracts were illegal under the 1998 law that regulates timeshare. Specifically “floating week” contracts and contracts with out a determined end date are not legal and therefore both contracts were declared null and void.
The whole process to get this ruling in the Court of First Instance took less than 6 months.
Miguel Rodriguez, head lawyer for the Nordic Consulting, is petitioning the court to demand Anfi pay the compensation amount already. This money should be held in the court account. It will be transferred out to the clients after Anfi exhaust the appeals process – which typically takes a further two years. Miguel comments that Anfi is making payments more quickly now, as he is assisting the criminal case against the company, related to it delaying payments in the past.
If you own an Anfi timeshare contract you might want to check your options before signing any new contracts offered by the company. Signing a new contract with Anfi wil likely eliminate the chance to litigate against the company.
If you bought timeshare or “points” in Spain after 1999 then it is likely that you can claim your money back plus compensation. Contact the Nordic Consulting and our lawyers will review your paperwork to let you know if you have a strong case to claim.