Trying to Get Out of a Timeshare?
The timeshare industry is well known for using high-pressure and sometimes deceptive sales tactics. It’s not uncommon for someone to attend a sales presentation to get a free item, trip, or meal and end up buying a timeshare. But timeshare companies can’t use lies, intimidation, and fraudulent claims to get you to buy a timeshare.
Here are a few common misrepresentations that timeshare companies sometimes make in sales presentations:
While getting out of a timeshare is difficult, it’s not impossible. If you’re the victim of a timeshare company’s fraud, deceit, or misrepresentations, speaking to an experienced resort timeshare attorney is crucial to understanding your rights and options. An experienced lawyer will be able to explain the relevant law to you and how it applies to your situation, as well as pursue litigation on your behalf if you have a viable case or possibly help you negotiate a release from your contract.
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Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- That buying a timeshare is a real estate investment, which will go up in value.
- That it’s easy to make reservations and you’ll get priority.
- Failing to notify you about your cancellation rights.
- Not telling you the total cost of the timeshare.
- Neglecting to mention costly maintenance fees or that the fees can go up.
- the lawyer’s experience with cases like yours
- the number of clients that the lawyer has helped get out of a timeshare contract after the rescission period has ended
- how the lawyer plans to dispute or nullify your legal contract
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including how the cost might increase as the case moves to other stages, like a lawsuit), and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options.