We are delighted to be congratulating our English clients on their High Court victory against Ona Group.
The High Court of Barcelona No 11 fully supported the sentence of the Court of the First Instance who declared our clients contracts null and void and ordered Ona Group to repay our clients 112.724€ PLUS INTEREST.
This case perfectly reflects the situation with regards to the illegality of taking deposits within the statutory 10 day cooling off period (most resorts actually give 14 days in their contracts) and the impact it can have on a claim.
Our client paid 70.000€ and is receiving 112,724€ PLUS interest as their claim included double the amount for illegal deposits.
Remember, any buyer of timeshare rights has 10 days from the date they signed the contract to withdraw from it. During this time it is strictly forbidden to take any form of payment. If any payment is taken the buyer can demand repayment of double the amount paid. BUT the right to withdraw can be extended to THREE MONTHS if the buyer has not been sufficiently informed i.e. did not receive all the necessary information as specified by the law pertinent to Timeshare contracts. This means that the buyer can demand repayment in double for ALL the amounts paid within 3 months of signing the contract. This can make a BIG difference to the claim amount.
Congratulations again to our English clients and to our Claims Consultant Jake Kaiser and our Lawyer Eva Gutierrez.