Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Coll0610, Mar 5, 2001.

  1. Coll0610

    Coll0610 DIS Veteran

    Sep 25, 1999
    Before you bought, did you have an attorney check out the contract?
  2. slimplaw

    slimplaw DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2001
    No, we just took a little time to look at papers then. We had to do it there and not from home because we live in Texas and they are not registered to sell here.
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  4. wdwnut

    wdwnut DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2000
    hi: we purchased twice directly through disney. we just read through and made sure we understood everything we agreed to.
  5. travelbug

    travelbug DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2001
    Yes, I did have my lawyer look over the contract. He was satisfied with the contents, and said it was pretty "standard" for this type of transaction. No red flags from his point of view. I didn't really expect there would be any red flags, but I felt better having him look it over.A
  6. BobH

    BobH DIS Veteran

    Mar 19, 2000
    maybe I am naive, but I figured Disney would not be going out of its way to single me out for a swindle. I figured that if there were something terribly wrong with the contract I would have heard about it from two friends who were long time members, and people on this board. I would have felt different about using a lawyer for a re-sale with all the potential problems with a private sale.
  7. mattsdad

    mattsdad Mouseketeer

    Aug 11, 2000
    If you get a lawyer involved, and he or she really explained everything in the contract to you, you would probably never sign it.
  8. Lesley

    Lesley DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    No, because other members of this board reported having had a lawyer look at it and that it looked okay. I figured that if several lawyers have seen it and seem to think its okay I'm pretty safe.

    Also, like someone said, I feel Disney is a fairly reputable company to deal with. We did read the contract ourselves (okay, I did, I don't think dh did) and being a reasonably intelligent person I didn't find anything that seemed confusing, weird, or otherwise raised any red flags....there are things in our leases for our home and car that I find more worrisome than anything in the DVC contract. But definitely read it for yourself and know what you're getting into.


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    1994 Carribean Beach
    1999 Fort Wilderness and Coronado Springs
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    [This message was edited by Lesley on 03-06-01 at 09:18 PM.]
  9. PamOKW

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    Aug 18, 1999
    I don't think you need a lawyer to read it over but do read it at least once yourself. A lot of people seem to have never even looked at it. Disney covers almost every possibility to their benefit but it does lay out the specifics of how the program works.
  10. Zimbubba

    Zimbubba Mouseketeer

    Nov 7, 2000
    We had our attorney review it. He stated that he usually tries to talk clients out of such a thing...however this one was different. He faound nothing in it to be cautious about.«
  11. Pluto4President

    Pluto4President DIS Veteran ºoº DVC 4ME

    Nov 14, 2000
    No lawyer, no previous knowledge, just plunged head first and happy I did!

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  12. nntucket

    nntucket Earning My Ears

    Sep 15, 1999
    PamOKW is correct. You should read the contract so you will understand how its terms apply to your use of the timeshare. However, as with any contract with a large institution, the terms are offered on a "take it or leave it" basis. I read the contract and found it unobjectionable for my purposes. By the way, I am a lawyer.
  13. StevenR

    StevenR Earning My Ears

    Sep 8, 2000
    As a lawyer, I am loathe to ever recommend against hiring one of my brethren ;). However, in this case I think all a lawyer would be able to do is answer questions about what a specific provision means, and what its implications might be. There would be no room for him/her to negotiate any of the language, and no way to get a "better deal."

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