Timeshare victory for relieved couple
A COUPLE from Southampton are celebrating one of the biggest, individual, timeshare victories of all, thanks to a Spanish law firm, against a Tenerife company.
Max and Britt Sewell-Rutter, from Southampton, won 365,000 euros against La Pinta Beach Club, after being forced to remortgage their home in England, as well as losing most of their life-savings because of dodgy contracts.
The historic victory came after the judge ruled that the contracts should be deemed null and void because of perpetuity.
Under Spanish Timeshare Law, any weeks sold after 5th
January 1999, cannot be in perpetuity, and not for more than 50 years.
A relieved Max Sewell-Rutter said: “We have had timeshare weeks with La Pinta for over 10 years, and every year we went there, we were approached by the resales department, pressuring us to buy additional timeshares, which they promised to sell at a profit.
“They put so much pressure on us each time, to make us part with our money, that we felt quite exhausted and gave in.
“As a result, we lost most of our savings, and to remortgage our house. We also had to take out a bank loan, and, in the end, we had lost a considerable amount of money.”
Sharon Johnson, of Malaga-based M1 Legal ECC, who acted for the Sewell-Rutters, told the Olive Press: “As far as we are aware, this is the largest timeshare victory ever achieved.”