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JLCA & AS.- Lawyers is a Spanish legal firm which provides professional services both nationally and internationally.

They have a wide range of lawyers, allowing them to offer a multidisciplinary service with a high level of expertise.

Currently they have offices in Alicante, Gran Alacant, Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella, London, Paris, Brussels, Miami and Moscow.

What they say about timeshare in Spain

“YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CLAIM BACK DOUBLE ANY PAYMENT(S) MADE WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT, PLUS LEGAL INTEREST, AND CLAIM BACK YOUR LEGAL FEES.

Timeshare in Spain has traditionally been something of a “mine-field” with unscrupulous timeshare promoters applying high pressure sales techniques to sell a product which simply does not live up to the expectations of the purchaser. Many people find themselves burdened with timeshare obligations they can no longer afford, cannot sell for anything like the price they paid and in some cases timeshare that is very difficult to book and actually use.

BUT all that recently changed as result of a number of truly ground-breaking Spanish Supreme Court decisions in 2015 which held that certain timeshare contracts entered into after 5th January 1999 are ILLEGAL and can be cancelled.

If you are not getting what you expected from your timeshare, NOW is the time to check whether YOUR Spanish timeshare contract can be cancelled and you can get your money back.

The recent Spanish Supreme Court decisions mean that, if you bought a Spanish timeshare, you may be able to get your contract cancelled and get ALL your money back. In fact you can claim back double any deposit or other payments you made within 3 months of signing the contract.

Because the Spanish Supreme Court ruled that all payments made under an illegal contract can be reclaimed, you can also claim back any maintenance fees you have paid during your period of ownership even if you have used your timeshare weeks or exchanged them, e.g. with RCI or Interval International.

Finally you can claim for legal interest from the date of registering your claim with the Courts in Spain and for your legal fees (with the exception of some minor legal and administrative expenses and notary fees).

For example: if you paid £10,000 for your timeshare in 2005, paying the full purchase price within three months of signing the contract, then your principal claim will be for £20,000 plus the legal interest.
In addition you can claim back any maintenance payments, say 400 Euros each year, that you paid from 2006 to 2015, i.e., 10 years x 400 euros = 4,000 Euros, again plus legal interest”.

The Criteria

IF YOUR CONTRACT MEETS ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE A CLAIM:

  • Your contract is for an unlimited period of time, i.e. in perpetuity or ‘forever’ or for any period exceeding 50 years;

  • Your contract does not specify the accommodation you have a right to use or the week(s) when you are entitled to use it, e.g. if your contract is for “FLOATING WEEK(S)” or you purchased timeshare ‘points’;

  • Your contract fails to include the information required by law about your right to cancel it or terminate it following purchase

WHY JLCA & As.-LAWYERS ?

  • Clear & Simple Legal Advice: Contact us directly for a consultation free of charge and without obligation.

  • Independent Legal Advice: You can depend upon information provided solely in your own best interests.

  • Recommended: JLCA & As.-Lawyers are listed as recommended lawyers with the British Embassy/Consulate, US Embassy and Irish Embassy, as well as being members of regulated legal bodies such as the IBA (International Bar Association).

  • Qualified Legal Representatives: Our legal team are made up of fully qualified and experienced lawyers who can provide you with comprehensive information, detailed estimations of all fees, costs and taxes involved, and clear and concise explanations of the legal process.

  • No language barriers: Our office staff include native speakers from the UK and US, as well as Spain, and staff who can converse with you in English, French, German, Russian and Swedish – so you can be confident of fully understanding the legal process throughout the course of your case.

  • Importance of Customer Service: JLCA Lawyers provides an unrivalled standard of client service throughout, assuring you of our personal attention at all times so that you feel confident and clearly understand the process.

  • Offices: We have offices based in Gran Alacant-Alicante, Marbella, Madrid, Barcelona, London and associate offices in Paris, Brussels, Miami and Moscow . We cover the whole Spanish jurisdiction, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

JLCA charge upfront legal fees of between £5,400 and £18,200.  In the event the claim is unsuccessful, there is no refund of fees.


Posted on: January 15, 2016

For more information regarding this article or assistance in any other timeshare related issues please contact the TCA on 01253 804 318 or email: info@TimeshareConsumerAssociation.org.uk


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