Orange Lake miss old contract compensation

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Offline calabonzo

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Orange Lake miss old contract compensation
« on: July 25, 2017, 20:52:32 »
Hello.  I recently got a call from a company telling me that I can can claim thousands of pounds in compensation because my timeshare weeks in Orange Lake were sold to me illegally.  One of the things they stated was that we should not have had to pay a deposit on the day we bought.
I have no real issues with our ownership, but the fact that I can book the same weeks online for less than my maintenance fees really sticks in my throat.
I'd happily get out of this ownership, particularly as it no longer works for me but I was just wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position.
The compensation company want us to fly to Tenerife for 5 days in December.  If we do this, are we likely to get the thing resolved or will it be just another horrendous timeshare experience.  What are the chances of getting compensation enough to cover at least some of the costs of the timeshare and will we have to pay legal fees?
Any advice much appreciated.

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Re: Orange Lake miss old contract compensation
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 10:07:46 »
All the signs of a classic scam - cold calling; can only be dealt with in Tenerife. Avoid like the plague!
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Re: Orange Lake miss old contract compensation
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 19:01:20 »
They have now come back saying we can do this in one day if we go to York for a meeting.
They said during that time, they will calculate how much we are due and set the ball rolling. 
I contacted a timeshare owner's website and they said they had no complaints against the company.
Anyone any joy in getting compensation for this reason?

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Re: Orange Lake miss old contract compensation
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 14:36:08 »
Norm is a retired lawyer and his advice is well worth following.

This is a classic Cold Call scam - walk away quickly with your wallet intact
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Re: Orange Lake miss old contract compensation
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 11:39:33 »
Also own at OL but want to get rid.. this you may find useful. Also I would apreciate any advice or success story of how to get out of our timeshare.

Inheriting a Timeshare
Many timeshare contracts include a clause that automatically transfers the timeshare to the original purchaser's children after his death. Others may include a clause designating a specific beneficiary as having rights to the timeshare property after the purchaser's death. Finally, a timeshare property may be transferred to an heir through the owner's will. In community or marital property states where no will naming an alternate beneficiary exists, the surviving spouse would usually be entitled to ownership of the timeshare, even if she did not sign the original timeshare contract.

Accepting a Timeshare Inheritance
If the timeshare contract includes a clause that automatically transfers the timeshare to you, accepting ownership of your timeshare inheritance may be as simple as contacting the timeshare property to provide management with a copy of the original owner's death certificate and your contact and billing information. If you inherit a timeshare through a will, you will need to wait until a probate judge approves all estate administration documents before you can accept the timeshare as your own. Be aware that while accepting a timeshare inheritance entitles you to all of the rights associated with timeshare ownership, it also means you agree to take responsibility for all of the financial obligations arising from that ownership.

Refusing a Timeshare Inheritance
Regardless of how you inherit a timeshare, you are not required to accept it. To refuse a timeshare inheritance, you must send a document called a "disclaimer of interest," along with a copy of the original owner's death certificate, to the timeshare property within a specific time frame -- usually nine months after the original owner's death. If you intend to refuse the timeshare inheritance, you must not take advantage of any timeshare privileges because this may cause you to forfeit your right to refuse the inheritance

......found on....legalzoom.com/inherit-timeshare.... not exactly what we want but hopefully helpful.