Why retain a Timeshare Attorney?
You are about one step away from desperate. The beachfront timeshare that salesperson sold you four years ago has you financially underwater with its rising fees and special assessments. You have exhausted the DIY route. The developer won’t cancel your contract and you have not been able to sell your timeshare, not even for $1. You need help.
You received emails from non-attorney cancellation companies. A friend suggested that you see a contract lawyer with timeshare experience. The non-attorney exit companies made big claims, as if they have the secret sauce for timeshare cancellation, but you have already been burned by the salespersons’ broken promises. Here’s why an experienced timeshare lawyer who knows timeshare law will bring you piece-of-mind.
Use a Timeshare Lawyer to Legally Cancel Your Timeshare Contract
- Lawyers treasure their license to practice law. Your Fidelity attorney has a legal obligation to put the interest of their client first. That protects you. 99.9% of the lawyers would not act in a way that jeopardized their license. The timeshare lawyer will not ask you to commit a potentially illegal act, such as transferring timeshare’s title to a phony company.
- Simply put, you want someone who can put fear into the timeshare developer, if necessary, by threatening and filing a lawsuit. Only a licensed timeshare lawyer can represent you in court. For example, if your timeshare attorney determines that your salesperson coerced you into signing the timeshare contract with illegal high-pressure sales tactics or blatant omissions; the lawyer can give the resort developer the choice to settle on terms favorable to you or the possibility of filing suit. Only a timeshare lawyer can make this offer. And frequently, the threat of being sued convinces the developer to settle. Also, third party debt collectors may not directly contact you, if payments are in legal dispute.
- Experienced timeshare lawyers have studied the law for years and have read hundreds of contracts. They have the knowledge and experience to spot the small illegal clause that may be your key to cancel the contract. Someone untrained in law might miss this key. For example, some developers hide a perpetuity clause in the contract’s fine print. This clause can make your heirs responsible to pay on the contract after your death. In some states, this clause is illegal, and the contract can be canceled.
- The Fidelity timeshare attorney will tell you whether they can help you at or shortly after your first consultation. They do not want to waste your time or theirs if they cannot help you.
Stay Away From Non-Attorney Solutions
You entered an enforceable legally binding contract, which makes disputing the validity of that contract a legal matter. Using a non-lawyer in a timeshare legal dispute could be a crime. The unlicensed practice of law is illegal.
Some timeshare exit companies may offer to sell your timeshare as a means of getting out of the contract, but beware. Last December, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged “the operators of a timeshare reselling scheme with bilking at least $15 million from timeshare owners by charging upfront fees of as much as $2,500 — or more — with promises they would rent or sell the properties.”
As a consumer, you have the right to be thoroughly informed about the product you’re purchasing and to be protected from fraudulent and misleading statements when making a buying decision.
Fidelity Resource Management’s timeshare attorney network has decades of experience in the field of contract litigation. We will analyze your case for misrepresentations, omissions, or deceptive sales practices in addressing its merits, and adopt an approach that best fits your needs.