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we purchased 2 weeks timeshare at Oasis Lanz back in 1996

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Hi we purchased 2 weeks timeshare at Oasis Lanz back in 1996 and we asked for the 'escritura' so we could sale it but never received it. So we stopped paying the maintenance fees and have now been contacted by Daniel Silverman for 14 years of back payment coming to €8990. Where do I stand legally and I'm I right in thinking that they can only pursue a debt of up to 6years? Thank you Simon
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello Simon my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

What country is the agreement signed in please?

Customer: Lanzarote Spain
Alex Watts :

Yes they can only claim the last 6 years under the Limitation Act 1980

Alex Watts :

They can't claim more than 6 years ago

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: Apparently the Timeshare council have said to another client of just answer that Promiber the company whom originally sold the timeshare, did so fraudulently because they didn't apply for any escritura but keep the money for themselves. Also we were never told about any cooling off period, would we have any case against mis-selling and get our money back?
Alex Watts :

If there was fraud then that unravels all and you could claim your money back.

Alex Watts :

But you have to show fraud.

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer: Is it possible to hand it back and have the debt cancelled out?
Alex Watts :

If fraud is found yes

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer: Yes gives me something to work on. Thank you for your help.
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