Timeshare Exit & Divestment Attorneys

We handle resolving timeshare debts.  We focus on more than just settlement, we also look to litigation, defenses to the contract, bankruptcy, and other avoidance techniques.  By approaching timeshare resolution from multiple angles, you will have a full suite of options and can pick the approach that best fits your needs and goals.  Read below to see a full explanation of our services.  Click below to go to our intake form.

Timeshare Intake Form Link

WHY CHOOSE US?

1. We are local.  We only handle cases for Washington citizens or whose contracts were entered into here.  Unlike firms that handle all 50 states and use a network of random lawyers, we are deep dive specialist in Washington specific consumer laws (RCW 64.36, RCW 19.86, RCW 19.16, RCW 18.85, RCW 18,235, WAC 308-127, and more).  We only litigate in Washington State and Federal courts located in Washington.  We have been open since 2012 and are not going anywhere.

2. We use a four prong approach: settlement, litigation, bankruptcy options, other avoidance techniques.  Many firms offer only settlement services.  Some offer settlement and litigation services.  We offer settlement, litigation, bankruptcy, and other avoidance techniques.  An example would be this: a settlement might consist of our fees and the settlement amount, this might run $10,000.00 in total.  But what if your contract is void for disclosure violations under RCW 64.36.140 and you don’t need to settle at all, you just need to assert the ability to void the contract?  Then you are just paying the fees for that service only.  If you look at your other debts and decide you want to throw the timeshare out with your credit cards, we can do bankruptcy.  We can start with settlement, move to litigation, and fall back to bankruptcy.  We customize our approach and give you options.

3. Our focus is on finding the least expensive resolution.  Sometimes it is litigation, sometimes settlement, sometimes bankruptcy, sometimes something else.  Our initial analysis is focused on the numbers and showing which option will resolve the timeshare for the least expense.  You pick the what, we show you the how and why.

Common Issues that we Handle:

Options to Resolve:

Timeshare Exit and Divestment Strategies

Some timeshares are deeded/mortgage-based, but are more often becoming points-based. Other timeshare ownerships can be a hybrid of the two, although rare. Here are a few common reasons that can lead consumers to want to exit their timeshare:

Misrepresentations/High Pressure Sales:

Company Mergers and Takeovers:

Major Companies we represent clients against:

 

Resources

Washington State Attorney General Time Share Page & Complaint Link

WA Department of Licensing Forms & Complaint Link

Link to RCW 64.36 generally

RCW 64.36.020- Registration of Time Shares

RCW 64.36.050- Duration of Registration (1 year, recurring)

RCW 64.36.070- Registration of Sales Agent

RCW 64.36.120- Good Faith Requirement

RCW 64.36.140- Disclosure Document Requirements

RCW 64.36.150 Disclosure Documents to Buyer, 7 Day Cool Off Rule

RCW 64.36.170 Violation are a Per Se Violation of RCW 19.86

RCW 64.36.210 Prohibited Acts

RCW 64.36.240 Liability of Sellers

RCW 64.36.320 Promotional Material and Gifts

Link to WAC 308-127 generally

 

Required Disclosures per RCW 64.36.140 (see below) or via WAC 308-127-110 (click link)

Any person who offers or sells a timeshare shall provide the prospective purchaser a written disclosure document before the prospective purchaser signs an agreement for the purchase of a timeshare. The timeshare salesperson shall date and sign the disclosure document. The disclosure document shall include:
(1) The official name and address of the promoter, its parent or affiliates, and the names and addresses of the director and officers of each;
(2) The location of the timeshare property;
(3) A general description of the timeshare property and the timeshare units;
(4) A list of all units offered by the promoter in the same project including:
(a) The types, prices, and number of units;
(b) Identification and location of units;
(c) The types and durations of the timeshares;
(d) The maximum number of units that may become part of the timeshare property; and
(e) A statement of the maximum number of timeshares that may be created or a statement that there is no maximum.
(5) A description of any financing offered by the promoter;
(6) A statement of ownership of all properties included in the timeshare offering including any liens or encumbrances affecting the property;
(7) Copies of any agreements or leases to be signed by timeshare purchasers at closing and a copy of the timeshare instrument;
(8) The identity of the managing entity and the manner, if any, whereby the promoter may change the managing entity;
(9) A description of the selling costs both per unit and for the total project at the time the sale is made;
(10) A statement disclosing when and where the promoter or its affiliate has previously sold timeshares;
(11) A description of the nature and purpose of all charges, dues, maintenance fees, and other expenses that may be assessed, including:
(a) The current amounts assessed;
(b) The method and formula for changes; and
(c) The formula for payment of charges if all timeshares are not sold and a statement of who pays additional costs;
(12) Any services which the promoter provides or expenses the promoter pays which the promoter expects may become a timeshare expense at any subsequent time;
(13) A statement in bold face type on the cover page of the disclosure document and the cover page of the timeshare purchase agreement that within seven days after receipt of a disclosure document or the signing of the timeshare purchase agreement, whichever is later, a purchaser may cancel any agreement for the purchase of a timeshare from a promoter or a timeshare salesperson and that the cancellation must be in writing and be either hand delivered or mailed to the promoter or the promoter’s agent;
(14) Any restraints on transfer of a timeshare or portion thereof;
(15) A description of the insurance coverage provided for the benefit of timeshare owners;
(16) A full and accurate disclosure of whether the timeshare owners are to be permitted or required to become members of or participate in any program for the exchange of property rights among themselves or with the timeshare owners of other timeshare units, or both, and a complete description of the program; and
(17) Any additional information the director finds necessary to fully inform prospective timeshare purchasers, including but not limited to information required by RCW 64.36.030.