Did you know that about 7.1 percent of U.S. households own a timeshare or more?
Are you overpaying for a timeshare you don’t use? If you’re tired of paying for a timeshare you don’t use, you came to the right place. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to write an effective letter.
Read on to learn how to draft an effective cancellation letter.
1. Make Sure the Request Is in Writing
Although you might be tempted to skip this step, call a customer service number or send an email, it’s so important you do this in writing.
If you’ve tried everything and else and you feel the timeshare companies are still not listening to you, the letter is an excellent way to put down your thoughts in the letter.
Because this is an important letter, it must be a printed letter that you mail out to the company.
2. Be Specific In Your Desire to Cancel Your Timeshare
If you’re writing a cancellation letter, it’s crucial you explicitly say in your letter that you wish to cancel. In the subject line of your letter, you need to say, “Request to Cancel My Timeshare.”
They must know what the letter is about, and don’t let them get into the second paragraph to learn that you wish to cancel your timeshare.
Once you start drafting the body of your letter, you should state the purpose of your letter and confirm your subject line.
In the first or second sentence, you should write, “The purpose of this letter is a formal request to cancel my timeshare contract immediately” or “I’m writing to you to request you terminate my timeshare contract as of the date indicated above.
3. Include All the Information They Need
After you state your desire to terminate your timeshare, you must let them know all of your information to facilitate your request.
If you only send them a letter with your name, they can stall canceling your timeshare because they won’t know who you are. Your timeshare letter should include the following personal information:
- Purchase date
- Contract number
- Contract holder’s name
- Timeshare listed
- Membership ID
Rather than writing this information in the body of a paragraph, you need to put it on full display. Use bullet points, bold letters, and a larger font to highlight all of the vital information they need about your timeshare.
4. What Are Your Expectations?
Because they might try to lock you in, you should state your expectation in the letter. Let them know you’re only interested in canceling and other options are not for you.
Ask them to reply to the acknowledgment they received your letter writing 30 days.
5. Send It Through Certified Mail
To prevent timeshare companies from pretending your letter got lost in the mail, you should send it via certified mail.
Make sure you save the certified mail receipt as well as a printout of the tracking information.
Are You Ready to Send a Cancellation Letter?
Now that you know how to write a timeshare cancellation letter, you’re ready to terminate your timeshare contract.
To write a cancellation letter, you should start by putting it on paper, give them the crucial details, set your expectations, and mail it via registered mail.
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