This is a rare occurrence. But even so, it happens. Timeshares need to be cancelled. There are a number of understandable reasons, all on the side of the customer and the timeshare owner, for this. The scheduled week comes up and off the owner goes for his or her one-week holiday, having looked forward to this all year long. But upon arrival, disaster strikes. The unit purchased is a complete mess. It may as well have been your proverbial slum.
And the company that short-changed you this way may as well be known as the slumlord. Not only did the previous tenants leave everything to rack and ruin, not even bothering to clean up their kitchen mess, but the so-called staff didn’t quite seem to find the time to service the unit. This may seem a bit extreme but by now you get the point. Also, your personal circumstances may change and it may never be possible for you to take that vacation at the agreed to time.
So the timeshare unit stands idle for an entire week. And because your contract is so stipulated, it is not always possible for you to sell your week to a third party or gift it to someone you know for the week. It has to be acknowledged, and the above extremity may just be a case in point, that such restrictions are in place for a reason. Thankfully, legal wise and business wise, timeshare cancellation services are now the order of the day.
They are here to stay if you will. Let property owners wince for a change and allow yourself to recoup your losses as far as possible. And next time, think of something more flexible and cost-effective for your annual vacation.