The timeshare dispute is a situation where individuals feel that they were victimized, abused, misled or coerced into buying the timeshare. It could be that there are issues at their resort, or with the homeowner association.
A third-party mediator can help in settling the issue. They will work with both parties to come up with a solution and then sign it. This is becoming increasingly popular in order to settle disputes without going to court.
Arbitration and mediation are options in lieu of litigation for a variety of reasons.
There are times when a mediation process is the best option to resolve disputes because it can provide owners and resorts with a solution which everyone can agree on. Mediation involves neutral parties, this is especially true.
Disputes arising out of timeshare contracts are often complicated to settle. The reason for this is incorrect information provided by the salesperson regarding the contract, or because the developer or homeowner association changed the terms or you did not receive the services you were promised.
These cases can prove difficult to settle and require the help of an experienced attorney. A lawyer will have knowledge of the industry of timeshares and be able to identify the best option is to resolve the dispute.
In certain situations an attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement that allows an owner to terminate the contract. The lawyer may need the right to bring suit in order to safeguard the rights of the owner in other situations.
First thing the owner must do is contact the resort or homeowners’ association to get the explanation of any changes that may have been made. Then, the owner must review the documents of their contract and see if these changes are addressed in written form.
The issue with some resort developers is their failure to fulfill their promises. They don’t provide upgrades and improvements. This is especially true for small island resorts, in which it is a common practice to stick customers with timeshare contracts with no additional.
It has resulted in many conflicts between timeshare owners as well as the resorts. Resorts are sometimes in a position to not pay the maintenance costs, and have been unable to deliver on their promise to provide upgrades or some cabins, and have neglected the other obligations essential to owners’ buying decision.
The law permits owners to get out of the unwanted agreements and prevent any financial and personal harm by using an experienced timeshare dispute attorney. During the free consultation, the client is required to tell the attorney the reasons they want to get out of their timeshare and what options they have.