Specialist Timeshare Solicitor Stephen Boyd Talks to the Media

Over the last few weeks, I have been talking to the media about the burden of trying to escape unwanted timeshare contracts. In particular, I have highlighted the case of an Athena Law client who, despite being unable to use his timeshare, currently faces costs of £1,000 a year.

Unfortunately, timeshare disputes such as this are all too common. As a specialist timeshare solicitor, I have seen operators employ a wide variety of methods – often unscrupulous – to deceive unsuspecting Brits out of their hard earned cash.

At the forefront of timeshare dispute resolution, it is my belief that, while the timeshare construct is not necessarily a bad one, too many agreements are sold by slippery operators. These sellers lie, cajole, and bully people into making a purchase. In many cases, people are not allowed to take the contracts away to read before signing, with attractive discounts available only if signed on the spot.

But what can you do if faced with an unwanted contract? If you are faced with unexpected and excessive maintenance fees? Or if the reality of your timeshare does not match up to the promise? The good news is that help is at hand.

Over the years I have helped release hundreds of owners from timeshare contracts, including where:

  • The contract is inherently unfair and unenforceable

  • Where the seller has misrepresented the timeshare agreement

  • Where the agreement has not been appropriately honoured by the seller.

With extensive experience and a deep understanding of the timeshare market, I ensure the best possible results for my clients.

How do you choose a specialist timeshare solicitor?

Unfortunately, the ability to over promise and under-deliver is all too evident when it comes to some pseudo-legal companies. With a focus on a fast turnaround and quick fees rather than the needs of the victim, this lack of legal qualifications and care can leave you open to below-par representation.

Indeed, while the promise of low hourly rates is understandably attractive, this lack of legal expertise and experience could see you lose out financially as a result.

The truth is, with so much at stake, both financially and emotionally, if you believe you have a timeshare claim it is vital to appoint a specialist timeshare lawyer. This way, not only can you be sure that your case will be dealt with correctly, but you’ll also benefit from an in-depth understanding of the timeshare market. Ultimately, this ensures the best result for you at the best possible cost.

If you are trapped into a timeshare you no longer want or can afford, I offer a free, initial consultation to go over the details of your particular circumstances and advise you on whether you have a viable claim.

In addition to challenging the legality of contracts, misrepresentation and breaches, where the timeshare has been purchased with the assistance of finance, I may also be able to help you claim against your finance provider.

With a no-nonsense, jargon-free attitude, I will also discuss the range of available payment options up front, which may include no-win-no-fee, conditional fee and contingency fee agreements.

If you’d like a free, no-obligation chat to find out more about how Athena Law can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for more information on 0161 839 8847 or at stephen.boyd@athlaw.co.uk 

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