Silverpoint Timeshare Legal Case: Another Case In Favour of Claimant
Silverpoint has been receiving a lot of bad press recently, and we think you can guess why. Yet another Silverpoint timeshare legal case has been ruled in favour of a claimant who was lied to by the company.
An elderly woman was duped into purchasing a timeshare contract she didn’t even want, after accepting a week-long holiday for two on the proviso she attended a presentation. After the half day long presentation, she insisted to the salesman that she was not interested in buying a timeshare, only in making an investment. The salesman assured her that she was investing in Club Paradiso, which offered 5* luxury accommodation, and that her ‘investment’ would rise in value.
Sure enough, she did actually receive an investment cheque for £1,800. But then, when the next cheque was due, the tale unravelled.
When she contacted Silverpoint to ask where her cheque had got to, they told her that – of course – there would be no more cheques. Instead, she was told that – surprise! – she had bought a timeshare contract, which she’d have for the next fifty years (which would make her 110 before she was free!).
Now, all that she had were £500 annual maintenance fees and the holidays… which she did not want in the first place. And what’s more, she heard from other members that there was seriously limited availability for holidays, with some members waiting years to get to the resort they wanted.
Time For Justice: Another Silverpoint Timeshare Legal Case
Having been completely cheated by Silverpoint, the claimant decided it was time to get justice.
She launched a lengthy battle in the Spanish Supreme Court. After six years of fighting, the court finally ruled in her favour. Despite selling her ‘affiliation to a club’, as the company charges maintenance fees that means that the Club Paradiso falls under timeshare legislation. Thus, it is culpable under the Spanish Timeshare Act, and so the misleading sale that led to so much headache for the claimant was illegal.