No matter the reason for researching how to exit a timeshare, the legal obligations and restrictions around leaving a vacation ownership contract can be tricky. These strict contracts have led many owners to rely on inadequate "solutions" and practices offered by timeshare exit companies or timeshare "relief" companies to assist in transferring, selling, or redeeming your timeshares. Many times, their methods are illegal and can negatively impact the current owner.
For example, a common tactic for a timeshare exit team is to advise owners to stop paying their annual maintenance fees while they are, "in the midst of cancelling the timeshare." These actions can be used to distract owners from services they are not providing or in the hopes of the resort foreclosing on the ownership. When owners follow these instructions, they can come with long-lasting implications including a lowered credit score or even a lawsuit filed by the resort for failure to pay.