Timeshare Maintenance fees
What is covered by maintenance fees?
Due to the tightening of health and safety regulations and tourist licensing rules across Spain and the Canary Isles, many Timeshare Resorts and Apartments have been upgraded, resulting in higher annual maintenance fees.
Here are a few elements covered by maintenance fees:
- Staff wages can make up to 40% of the resorts’ outgoings (e.g.
receptionists, cleaners, gardeners, security, back office staff
- Utility bills such as heating, water, electricity, TV and broadband
- Insurance and taxes.
- General upkeep and refurbishment of the accommodation and
Timeshare Maintenance Fees increased by more than 12% last year. Use our calculator to find out how this affects you.
What will happen if I stop paying Timeshare maintenance fees?
We will always encourage everyone to seek legal advice before stopping paying the fees, as there may be serious financial and legal consequences which could affect your credit rating. There is no one size fits all solution, as every company has different rules regards to getting out of a contract and every situation is individual. Although the idea of throwing good money after bad might not sound appealing, an experienced lawyer is almost always worth the cost as they can protect you from any negative legal consequences. Depending on your Timeshare contract and ownership type, companies can have a legal right to pursue you for maintenance fees as well as legal costs if you do not pay.
Deeded vs not deeded
A deeded Timeshare is usually in perpetuity, meaning you will be liable for maintenance fees until you pass away and your children could be left with the burden of taking over the costs. Even if they don’t use the property, they might still be pursued for legal costs if they don’t pay the fees.
Not deeded Timeshare is usually a points based membership and is a bit more flexible in terms of terminating the agreement, as you don’t physically own an asset and you are only walking away from a membership contract. The resort can still pursue the collection of payments due or seek recompense for loss of income and the unpaid fees are usually sold to debt collection agencies who can be very persistent and unpleasant.
Remember, there is always a possibility of your credit rating being affected. If you are finding yourself in this situation, contact Claims Solution Group
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