5 Reasons to Hire a Timeshare Lawyer
If you have recently purchased a timeshare and believe that you were misled or that the contract you signed has no legal standing, it is important that you contact a specialist timeshare lawyer as soon as possible. If you don’t, there is a good chance you will continue to pay for a timeshare that should never have been sold to you in the first place.
Here are 5 ways in which the decision to hire a timeshare lawyer can help:
Timeshare contracts are notoriously meandering and complex. In recent years, there are aspects of traditional timeshare agreements which have been made illegal. Clauses such as ‘points’ and ‘perpetual contracts’ are in many cases, since 1998, against the law. A good timeshare lawyer will be able to analyse your contract and identify any areas which might be considered illegal – things you might never have caught on your own.
Once a misleading or unlawful clause in your contract has been identified, you need to start the compensation process as soon as possible. This process can be very complicated, and the timeshare companies are likely to throw all sorts of obstacles in your way. A timeshare lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that any underhand traps don’t trip you up.
There is a difference between compensation and nullification. With compensation, the timeshare company is being ordered to give you money in way of recognition and apology for behaving poorly. To nullify a contract is to delete it, wipe it away forever. For this to happen, the timeshare company will have had to act outside of the law before, during or after the signing of the contract. Again, identifying and fighting against these unlawful acts is tough; the timeshare companies simply don’t want you doing it. A good timeshare lawyer will be able to represent your interests and fight your corner, ensuring that the timeshare companies don’t pressure you give up or bend.
The process claiming compensation or nullifying an illegal timeshare contract can be a long and arduous one. The companies you are fighting against rarely give up easily. In reality, they are hoping that you never build up the courage to challenge them at all. Similarly, if you go up against them without strong knowledge of the industry and the law, you are likely to fall victim to the many defensive tactics they employ. A timeshare lawyer with good knowledge of contract law will be able to speed the process up by avoiding all of the obstacles that the timeshare companies will try and hit you with.
It’s important to tackle a timeshare issue head on, and as quickly as possible. If you don’t, it can soon start damaging your welfare and enjoyment of life. There is also a chance that it will go beyond affecting you and start affecting your family too. Some (unlawful) contracts state that once the person who signs the contract dies, the timeshare and its payments get passed down to their relatives. There is nothing more important than the peace of mind that your family will be safe and happy long after you are gone. A good timeshare lawyer will ensure that any such contracts are destroyed; guaranteeing that none of the trouble will be inherited by your family.
If you think your timeshare might have been misrepresented or unlawfully sold to you, get in touch with the team at Timeshare.Lawyer. They can help you identify the relevant aspects of your contract and then guide you through the compensation and nullification processes.
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