Resale companies will no longer be able to charge upfront fees to clients wishing to sell their timeshares in Florida. Orlando’s Better Business Bureau has hundreds of complaints against dozens of local timeshare companies that charge advance fees. The court ruling in Tallahassee makes that practice illegal. A circuit court ruling in the state’s favor, which will prohibit collecting fees from Florida residents or anyone who owns a Florida timeshare.
Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation filed that lawsuit against a Texas reseller 11 years ago. That company could still appeal the ruling.
Advantage Vacation has never charged an upfront listing fee of any kind to clients wishing to sell their timeshares.