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July 9, 2020


Leasing and reselling timeshares is a flourishing business throughout the nation, especially in Florida. Regrettably, there are so many craft dealings involved in the business. Thus, even the individuals who are genuinely and legally licensed to leasing and reselling timeshares may turn into the target of a government probing for extortion.

If you have been targeted or you are accused of fraud, you could be confronting enormous consequences, with long haul consequences for your work and your family. Thus, it’s vital to find support from a skilled government defense lawyer immediately. At our law firm, we have broad experience to effectively defend our clients against accusations of fraud and need to help secure your privileges, fortune, and opportunity.


Timeshare extortion includes purposely offering false or deluding statements, acting irresponsibly as far as discovering genuineness statements, or excluding material data related to the deal or third-party sale or “gifting” of timeshares. Relying upon the conditions of your case, you could be accused of at least one certain felony, including:

  • Mail Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Racketeering


Leasing and exchanging timeshares are a flourishing industry in resort hotspots and Florida is unquestionably no particular case. While it is entirely legitimate for lease or exchanges a timeshare, there are many government and state rules that oversee the strategies and practices within the business, including:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act provides expansive control for the FTC to probe and forestall uncalled for techniques for rivalry and unreasonable or works on influencing business. The Act likewise gives the FTC the power to look for directives and compensation in the interest of buyers and even to look for collective punishments from transgressors at times.

The FTC Telemarketing Sales Rule, a government decision that:

  • Necessitates telemarketers for explicit revelations of material data
  • Prohibits deceptions
  • Sets limits on the hour of the day that telemarketers may call clients
  • Prohibits calls to a purchaser who has asked not to be called once more
  • Sets pay limitations for plenty of specific products and services

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law formulated by the government FTC Act. FDUTPA comprehensively restricts unfair restrictions, just as illegal or deceptive trade. The main difference being while FTC alone ca implement the government FTC Act, the FDUTPA provides the right to seek ordinary suit for a supposed infringement.

The Florida Timeshare Resale Accountability Act, a state law directly applicable for only timeshare business and includes the provisions as follows:

  • A timeshare resale sponsor may not distort a prior enthusiasm for the proprietor’s timeshare.
  • A timeshare resale sponsor may not deceive a client concerning the rate of success of his/her sales.
  • A timeshare resale sponsor may not give financier or direct deal services.
  • A timeshare resale sponsor must respect a request for cancellation made in 7 days as agreed.
  • A timeshare resale promoter must give a refund to the owner of a timeshare within 20 days a successful cancellation request.
  • A timeshare resale sponsor must not take any pay or take part in any resale publicizing exercises until the owner proprietor conveys a written consent for the service.
  • A timeshare resale sponsor should likewise give a complete honesty explanation imprinted in reliable sort, with no littler than a 12-point textual font, and printed as soon as possible preceding the space for the timeshare owner’s signature.
  • A timeshare promoting understanding must be carefully recorded.


If you are committed to leasing and reselling timeshares in Florida, it is essential to be aware of the various state and government that controls the business. The difference between acceptable and unacceptable strategic policies can be challenging to be apprehended – and may make you cross paths with the laws without the intention to do so.

If you get yourself the as a target of a government examination for extortion corresponding to the rental or resale of townhouses, it is fundamental that you take action immediately to secure yourself by taking on a skilled fraud government lawyer. You could be confronting criminal punishments, including detainment, including significant financial fines, punishments, and compensation, whenever indicted.

Regardless of whether charges have just been documented or you are the target of an examination for extortion, talk with a government timeshare rental and resale fraud defense lawyer at our firm immediately to protect your rights. We are determined to put our broad skills and information to shielding you and your business.



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