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Mitchell Reed Sussman

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  • What can you do to recover money sent to a company wanting to sale your timeshare after you cancel the contract?

    The company is in breach of contract, promises to return money , yet keeps putting me off. and cannot give me a confirm refund date. the company keeps stating " I am working on it."

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Timeshare resale is prevalent in the timeshare industry. Find a local attorney or go to small claims court and seek to get your money back.

    Understand, however, that most timeshares owners who are no longer enamored with their timeshare, have found out that timeshare re-sale market is nearly non - existent. All one need do is go to E-bay to find the hundreds of timeshares that are available for one ($1.00) dollar.

    Your best option, if you wish to be relieved of your timeshare is to find a timeshare cancellation attorney to help you relieve yourself of your timeshare and its ongoing financial obligations.

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  • Fees are skyrocketing, service is bad, rather than help you us they want to sell us more points. I want out of my timeshare.

    Bought a timeshare from ILX in 1996 for $9500 and a $300 maintenance fee. Told we can sell our week just like a house and our children inherit it. Perpetuity was not explained. Now maintenance is $1006, anyone can rent for $499. It is not exc...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

    Look for an attorney that specializes in this field. He will be able to assist you.

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  • Is there any legal way to get out from a timeshare?

    Am not yet in. Collections

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    While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

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  • Do I need a attorney for timeshare suite

    I purchased a timeshare from whyndham in a location were I am unable to reserve due to the high point requested. I was sold on a week for every other year and it turns out it is not enough points.

    Mitchell’s Answer

    While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake. Moreover, there have been many lawsuits against timeshare companies like Wyndham that have resulted in a full release from the timeshare and its obligations.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

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  • How to get rid of a timeshare legally?

    I got trapped into contract by Williamsburg Plantation and when i asked them to cancel my contract, they told me it's too late and i had to send written letter to them.

    Mitchell’s Answer

    While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

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  • Is there any way to "disclaim" a timeshare in trust if the beneficiaries don't want it?

    My grandparents transferred a deeded timeshare to their trust before passing. The timeshare is paid off, but none of the beneficiaries are keen on paying the maintenance fees. Is there any way to disclaim the timeshare from the trust without jeopa...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    By all means you do not have to accept a gift, however, if is has been already transferred into your name you can cancel or otherwise relieve yourself of the timeshare and its ongoing financial obligations.

    More information on this subject can be found at www.timesharelegalaction.com

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  • I was going to buy a timeshare from an old high school classmate...I changed my mind, and he sent the paperwork through anyways.

    Now a year later I get a bill from the timeshare company saying I owe the dues in my name...When I stopped the deal I called and had my check for $250.0 for transfer fee's sent back to me...so I never paid a dime.....what can I do?

    Mitchell’s Answer

    My office specializes in timeshare litigation having recently won a big judgment against Diamond.
    ( See the below link )

    http://insidethegate.com/2015/05/the-law-offices-of-mitchell-reed-sussman-associates-wins-arbitration-against-diamond-resorts-international/

    I suggest that you cancel whatever paperwork there is and be sure to contact the timeshare and let them know what you will not be completing the transfer.

    That should resolve it.\

    More information on this subject can be found at www.timesharelegalaction.com

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  • Want to remove my name from timeshare after divorce

    My ex and I received a deeded timeshare from his parents years ago. They put it in both our names. We haven't used the timeshare in 8+ years and I am not in possession of the deed. We have been divorced almost 2 years. Can I remove my name from t...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    This is very simple....deed the property to your ex. If you do NOT have a copy of the deed it can be secured from the timeshare or a title company. The fee to remove you from the timeshare by having a deed drafted and recorded should not be exorbitant.

    For more information on this subject go to www.timesharelegalaction.com

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  • What are the legal ramifications of not paying maintenance fees on a timeshare that is fully paid off?

    I think the deed is recorded to a third party associated with the resort. I am willing to deed it back to them, but they do not want to take it back. I was advised to try to sell it through a sister company that has a bad reputation and also charg...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    There are many ways to once and for all rid yourself of an unwanted timeshare.

    Moreover, while it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

    More information on this subject can be found at www.timesharelegalaction.com

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  • Can someone help me get the timeshare people off my back? I returned the timeshare and quit paying for it back in 2005.

    They are still showing and sending me bills for the yearly maintenance fees and everything is shown on my credit report. I need someone to help me return the deed to them and get them to correct my credit bureau report. It is in Florida and I re...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Your situation is not uncommon. In fact, many timeshare developers contend that their contracts
    are non - cancellable and non - transferable, except without the payment of outrageous transfer fees.

    Moreover, while it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non - cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

    The truth of the matter is, that under the law, contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons, including fraud and mistake.

    Moreover, a person who is burdened by the obligations of a contract may "terminate" it and no longer be bound by the contract for reasons other than breach.

    More information on this subject can be found at www.timesharelegalaction.com

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