The Anfi group has reported that cases filed by owners represented by Claims Directive were rejected by a judge in Las Palmas (Canary Islands). This is the fifth ruling in favour of Anfi regarding similar claims.
Anfi reports that Claims Directive has been targeting its members offering them legal assistance in cases against the group, with the promise of recovering a higher amount than their initial investment. Potential claimants are asked to pre-pay legal expenses of up to 6000 euros, and will often be liable for huge costs involved in long drawn out court cases.
Anfi warns that claimants who lose their case will be obliged to meet not only their own legal costs but also the court costs and those of Anfi, and advises its members to carry out exhaustive research before accepting any offer of representation from any reclaim companies.
Earlier this year, RDO warned owners against the “incorrect and misleading” statement that “the timeshare industry in Spain is set to collapse,” issued by Claims Directive. As RDO pointed out then, Claims Directive, a company based in Gran Canaria that claims to represent timeshare owners’ interests, has been linked to a holiday club called Voyager.
RDO considers holiday clubs to be one of the biggest threats to the reputation of timeshare. The Spanish European Consumer Centre in Madrid received 700 formal complaints about holiday clubs in the Canaries between 2005 and 2007.