That is correct but the principle is the same as you only have the right to use it for a specified time which varies each year
In general it is difficult for any improvements to be carried out without all part owners agreeing unless there is an otherwise onerous management structure set up and run by the developer to his profit
Also in theory you can sell your share to anyone but re sales in EU have so far been very difficult...sometimes the other part owners will buy...but after a few years use and the condition becomes a bit tired, then very difficult
Some people do make money and I know of one buyer who bought 1/4 and as time has gone on has so far picked up two further 1/4 s very cheap...only buyer.......
My observation is that if the property is worth say 200.000 € then it is not uncommon to find a 1/4 share at 75.000 € and if you get into a scheme where they are selling 1/8 shares then the cost of one circa 50.000 € an so on
Some developers insist that a management service is provided including regular maid service minor repairs etc and your running cost can be circa 2.500 € pa +
Now for some having this they feel like an owner without the responsibilities and are prepared to pay the cost....no problem with this and buyers shouild just make sure that they know fully the terms of their purchase and enjoy their holiday there
But it is not a cheap way of having your own place in the sun and so far they have not been easy to get rid of
You may get a loan to buy organized by the developers!!! but not a conventional mortgage from a bank not connected to the development....and that tells you all you need to know about the security of your investment.....if you think it is one in any form whatsoever!