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Villa del Palmar Class Action Suits Warning

June 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Many reputable timeshare companies, including The Villa group (developers and operators of Villa del Palmar resorts) have issued warnings about bogus class action suits that a target long term and new timeshare owners.

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What is a class action suit?

A class action suit is a joint case against a company or an individual whereby victims of scams or other fraudulent activity can essential club together and put a case forward. The advantages of a class action suit is that you share the cost of legal fees etc between all parties.

 

So why the warning about Villa del Palmar Class action suits?

The problem with Villa del Palmar class action suits is that Villa del Palmar is a genuine company and therefore it is very unlikely that you have been involved in a scam whereby you would win your case and receive a refund for your timeshare. Unscrupulous class action suit lawyers attract owners by claiming that you can get your money back when the reality is that you will simply be paying their fees for a case that is not going to win. Because it is a joint claim, the amount of money involved per individual claimant is not such a great deal, but together, the lawyers stand to make a great profit when they know there is very little chance of you winning.

 

When is a class action suit a good idea?

Class action suits are recommended if you and others have been involved in a widespread timeshare fraud, such as cases where you are sold a unit on a resort that does not exist or which is never completed. The best solution is to find other claimants yourself and then find a good timeshare lawyer.

 

What to do if you think you have been involved in a Villa del Palmar Scam

In the rare case that you feel you have grounds to claim that you have been subject to a Villa del Palmar scam, you should contact the company immediately or their operator Universal Vacation Club to report the scam.

Avoid Villa del Palmar Resale Scam

June 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

With a little common sense and logic, it is easy to avoid a Villa del Palmar Resale Scam. Rule no.1 in life: when something appears to be too good to be true, it generally is.

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To set the scene, it is important to note that Villa del Palmar is a brand of resorts that you can find in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. The way that timeshare membership is set up at the Villa del Palmar resorts is that is is very easy to exchange between destinations as well as join international vacation clubs such as Interval International. The biggest danger with Villa del Palmar timeshares is that because they are so popular and in demand, you may be easily convinced that the fantastic offer you have received for your timeshare at one of the Villa del Palmar resorts in Mexico is genuine.

The first red flag should be when you are contacted to sell your Villa del Palmar timeshare in any of the destinations in Mexico when you have made no previous attempt to sell your timeshare. That is, when a timeshare resale agent contacts you unsolicited to make you an offer. While generalizations are not always accurate, it is very likely that this timeshare resale offer is a scam. If you have not put your Villa del Palmar timeshare on the market or advertised it for resale, then you could most definitely fall foul to a resale scam.

What are the true dangers of a Villa del Palmar resale scam?

Apart from the fact that Villa del Palmar resale scams are easy to detect, the extent of the damage to your bank balance is not as great when scammed into selling your timeshare as when you are involved in buying a Villa del Palmar resale from a fraudulent company or individual. Villa del Palmar owners involved in a resale scams are likely to stand to lose a few hundred dollars in fake inscriptions and buyer introduction fees. In some cases you may even fork out for an unnecessary survey. In the grand scheme of timeshare scams, these amounts of cash are minimal, albeit inconvenient and fraudulent. The greatest danger comes if you think you are buying a genuine Villa del Palmar timeshare resale for much greater amounts of money only to find that you have an invalid contract and no timeshare to show for your money.

If you have any doubts about buying a Villa del Palmar timeshare resale, check with the operator to ensure that the timeshare is legally registered and a genuine membership. You may also find that you will not receive the same benefits as the original owner and may never be fully sure if the contract will be honored. The only sound advice is to purchase direct from the developer to be sure that you are buying a genuine product.

Timeshare Truth at Villa del Palmar

June 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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Knowing which time share companies are the most trustworthy can be more difficult than deciding where you want to purchase your time share. Villa del Palmar resorts are developed and operated by The Villa Group, one of the longest standing timeshare companies in Mexico (nearly 30 years). The Villa del Palmar timeshare brand is a household name in resort destinations such as Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas where The Villa group has been selling time share successfully since the company began in the late 80s.

 

When you purchase a timeshare, you will have the choice of buying a membership that gives you complete flexibility over which resorts you can visit and when. This Villa del Palmar timeshare program is called Villa Preferred Access. The Villa del Palmar timeshare resorts in Mexico include:

 

  • Villa del Palmar Cabo Beach Resort & Spa (Cabo San Lucas)
  • Villa del Palmar Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa (Puerto Vallarta)
  • Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa (Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit)
  • Villa del Palmar Loreto Beach Resort & Spa (the Islands of Loreto)
  • Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa (Playa Mujeres Cancun)

The accommodations available to timeshare owners and Villa Preferred Access members are large, many of which have full kitchens. You will find the Villa del Palmar accommodations to be much larger than standard hotel rooms with all the mod cons as though you were arriving to your second home.

 

One of the aspects of Villa del Palmar resorts that makes time share such an attractive investment are the facilities. Each Villa del Palmar resort has a spa with a wide range of massages and treatments available as well as large pools and fine dining restaurants. Timeshare owner also have the option of purchasing all inclusive meal plans for a minimum of 3 days, which takes away any stress about meal times and allows you to pre-budget your vacations.

 

 

Financial Incentives to Owning a Timeshare

June 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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We all want a bargain and to save money on our vacations and purchasing a timeshare can indeed save you money in the long run. Like any investment, you have to put up the funds so that you can reap the rewards in the future. There are various financial incentives to owning timeshare, of which many are a side effects of becoming a vacation owner in your favorite beach destination.

Financial Timeshare Myths

Before exploring the financial benefits of timeshare, it should first be clarified that regardless of what the timeshare seller tells you in the presentation, you are not going to get rich from your timeshare purchase. However, you can stand to save money in the long term on quality vacations and guaranteed great accommodations. You buy a timeshare today, whose worth is calculated by current trends and inflation, it stands to reason that in 5 or 10 years time, the relative cost of your vacation accommodation will be much less and you continue to reap the benefits of your initial investment.

Save Money Booking Ahead

A fringe benefit of owning a timeshare is that you become much more likely to plan ahead for your vacations to make use of your timeshare investment. Therefore you can get the best deals on airline tickets.

Invite the Whole Family

Depending on the size of your timeshare, you can often take more advantage of the space available using all the beds in the suite or condo. Unlike hotel rooms, you can fit as many of your party as there are beds for.

Save on Restaurants

A knock on effect of buying a timeshare with kitchen facilities is that you can prepare some meals at home and save money on expensive restaurant checks. Even if you only use it to make breakfast, timeshare units with kitchens can bring financial benefits.

Discounts and Special Offers

A financial incentive that many people overlook are the discounts and offers you can enjoy by becoming part of a residence club or timeshare vacation club. You will find that you can get discounts in restaurants or even earn points for recommending friends.

Timeshare Maintenance Fees – The Myths Explained

June 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

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It seems that when it comes to timeshare, everyone has an opinion, and there are more myths than truths flying around about timeshare. Timeshare Maintenance fees is one key area where it is easy to get confounded by the myths.

What are timeshare maintenance fees?

As the words indicate, maintenance fees are the yearly payments you make to ensure that your timeshare (and the resort) are kept in great shape on your behalf. You do not have to organize any of the work, but pay a company that will act on your behalf.

 

Hidden Costs

The most common myth is that timeshare maintenance fees are hidden costs that the timeshare seller doesn’t want to remind you of. In reality, everyone should know that you need to maintain your property so that it is in good condition when you arrive, so common sense should suggest that your are going to have to pay maintenance fees.

 

What are the fees spent on?

The money you pay in timeshare maintenance fees will pay for the costs associated with repairs, decorating, cleaning, replacement of items and furniture in addition to the cost of operation and administration of such tasks. As well as your timeshare, the money will be used to maintain any common areas such as the lobby, club houses, spas, gyms and so on.

 

Who administers our timeshare maintenance fees?

That will depend on who the developer of your timeshare is; most reputable companies will not seek to make any profit from these fees and often a mutual benefit company is formed to administer your timeshare fees.

 

Can I opt out?

It is not possible to opt out of paying your timeshare maintenance fees. Part of your contract duties is to stay up to date with maintenance payments. If you do not pay your timeshare maintenance fees, you may be liable for legal proceedings against you. In essence, these proceedings are to protect the other owners of the timeshare who do pay their fees.

 

Will my timeshare maintenance fees increase?

Your fees will naturally increase with inflation and to meet any rising costs of materials and labor.

 

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