Timeshares can seem like a great idea when you first receive them, but the harder and more expensive it is for the resorts to constantly upgrade the timeshare program, there are more and more disillusioned timeshare owners. This can lead people to sell their timeshares on the market. However, this isn’t as easy as it seems; you’re going to want to make sure that you cover all your bases before you actually make a claim. Here are several things you need to know before making fee timeshare claims.
1) TAKE PICTURES:
The process isn’t easy, and it gets even harder when you’re faced with a computerized system that isn’t ready for your type of timeshare ownership. If there’s anything that you can do to add unnecessary time and money to your claim, take pictures. This can help you in the courtroom because it will show that someone else cared enough to document each step of the process.
2) KEEP DOCUMENTS:
Not only do pictures show who made a claim for you, but they also keep all documents detailing everything about the timeshare ownership, such as monthly statements and maintenance agreements. These can help you when you’re faced with the initial counterclaim from the opposing side.
3) AVOID LITIGATION:
Going to court can seem like a pretty easy thing to do, but many times it’s not as simple as it seems. You’re going to want to avoid Litigation as much as possible because it will cost you more money in the long run. Instead, look into alternative methods of claiming your timeshare ownership because they are likely to be more cost-efficient.
4) KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:
Ideally, you should know all of your rights before you make a claim, but this isn’t always practical. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try and educate yourself on your rights before heading into court.
5) DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE FEES:
The timeshare company is going to want you to pay fees. Not only will they want you to pay the initial fees for them, but they might also want money for maintenance and upkeep costs. This means that you’ll have to include all of the necessary fees in your claim.
6) HIRE AN EXPERT:
You’re going to want an expert because this isn’t something that happens every day or even year, and you’ll need someone on your side who understands the process. Many times it’s best just to hire a specific expert rather than try and find one on your own.
7) GET A LAWYER:
You’re going to want a lawyer because they are better equipped to deal with this particular type of situation. They are going to be able to negotiate the claim process much better. Also, you’re going to have more confidence in their abilities as a negotiator because they’ve done it before.
In short, it’s best not to make any bold claims until you know for sure that you are doing everything right. If there’s anything that could work against your claim, do what you can to steer clear of it before making your claim official. This will give you more confidence and put your mind at ease when dealing with the opposing side.