A. The developer shall prepare and distribute to each prospective purchaser prior to the execution of a contract for the purchase of a time-share, a copy of the current public offering statement about which the time-share relates. The public offering statement shall fully and accurately disclose the material characteristics of the time-share project registered under this chapter and such time-share offered, and shall make known to each prospective purchaser all material circumstances affecting such time-share project. A developer need not make joint disclosures concerning two or more time-share projects owned by the developer or any related entity unless such projects are included in the same time-share program and marketed jointly at any of the time-share projects. The proposed public offering statement shall be filed with the Board, and shall be in a form prescribed by its regulations. The public offering statement may limit the information provided for the specific time-share project to which the developer’s registration relates. The public offering statement shall include the following only to the extent a given disclosure is applicable; otherwise no reference shall be required of the developer or contained in the public offering statement:
c. The particulars of any indictment, conviction, judgment, decree or order of any court or administrative agency against the developer or managing entity for violation of a federal, state, local or foreign country law or regulation in connection with activities relating to time-share sales, land sales, land investments, security sales, construction or sale of homes or improvements or any similar or related activity;
d. The nature of each unsatisfied judgment, if any, against the developer or the managing entity, the status of each pending suit involving the sale or management of real estate to which the developer, the managing entity, or any general partner, executive officer, director, limited liability company manager, or majority stockholder thereof, is a defending party, and the status of each pending suit, if any, of significance to any time-share project registered with the Board; and
2. A general description of the time-share project registered with the Board and the units and common elements promised available to purchasers, including without limitation, the developer’s estimated schedule of commencement and completion of all promised and incomplete units and common elements.
f. A statement to the effect of whether or not the developer has reserved the right to add to or delete from the time-share program a time-share project or any incidental benefit or alternative purchase; and
4. In a time-share estate program, a copy of the annual report or budget required by § 55-370.1, which copy may take the form of an exhibit to the public offering statement. In the case where multiple time-share projects are registered with the Board, the copy or exhibit may be in summary form.
5. In a time-share use program where the developer’s net worth is less than $ 250,000, a current audited balance sheet and where the developer’s net worth exceeds such amount, a statement by such developer that its equity in the time-share program exceeds that amount.
10. If the time-share interest in a condominium unit may be conveyed before that unit is certified as substantially complete in accordance with § 55-79.58, a statement of the developer’s obligation to complete the unit. Such statement shall include the approximate date by which the condominium unit shall be completed, together with the form and amount of the bond filed in accordance with subsection B of § 55-79.58:1.
13. The extent to which financial arrangements, if any, have been provided for completion of any incomplete but promised time-share unit or common element being then offered for sale, including a statement of the developer’s obligation to complete the promised units and common elements comprising the time-share project that have not begun, or begun but not yet completed.
17. Any services that the developer provides or expense it pays and that it expects may become at any subsequent time a time-share expense of the owners, and the projected time-share expense liability attributable to each of those services or expenses for each time-share.
B. If any prospective purchaser is offered the opportunity to subscribe to or participate in any exchange program, the public offering statement shall include as an exhibit or supplement, the disclosure document prepared by the exchange company in accordance with § 55-374.2 and a brief narrative description of the exchange program which shall include the following:
3. A statement of whether the exchange company or any of its top three officers, directors, or holders of a 10 percent or greater interest in the exchange company has any interest in the developer, managing entity or the time-share project;
1. A specific statement of the amount of any initial or special fee, if any, due from the purchaser of a time-share on or before settlement of the purchase contract and the basis of such fee occasioned by the fact that the project is a conversion time-share project;
2. Information on the actual expenditures, if available, made on all repairs, maintenance, operation, or upkeep of the building or buildings within the last three years. This information shall be set forth in a tabular manner within the proposed budget of the project. If such building or buildings have not been occupied for a period of three years then the information shall be set forth for the period during which such building or buildings were occupied;
3. A description of any provisions made in the budget for reserves for capital expenditures and an explanation of the basis for such reserves occasioned by the fact that the project is a conversion time-share project, or, if no provision is made for such reserves, a statement to that effect; and
4. A statement of the present condition of all structural components and major utility installations in the building, which statement shall include the approximate dates of construction, installations, and major repairs as well as the expected useful life of each such item, together with the estimated cost, in current dollars, of replacing each such component.
D. In the case of a conversion project, the developer shall give at least 90 days’ notice to each of the tenants of the building or buildings which the developer intends to submit to the provisions of this chapter. During the first 60 days of such 90-day period, each of these tenants shall have the exclusive right to contract for the purchase of a time-share from the unit he occupies, but only if such unit is to be retained in the conversion project without substantial alteration in its physical layout. Such notice shall be hand delivered or sent by first-class mail, return receipt requested, and shall inform the tenants of the developer’s intent to create a conversion project. Such notice may also constitute the notice to terminate the tenancy as provided for in § 55-222, except that, despite the provisions of § 55-222, a tenancy from month to month may only be terminated upon 120 days’ notice as set forth herein when such termination is in regard to the creation of a conversion project. If, however, a tenant so notified remains in possession of the unit he occupies after the expiration of the 120-day period with the permission of the developer, in order to then terminate the tenancy, such developer shall give the tenant a further notice as provided in § 55-222.The developer of a conversion project, shall, in addition to the requirements of § 55-391.1, include with the application for registration a copy of the notice required by this subsection and a certified statement that such notice which fully complies with the provisions of this subsection shall be, at the time of the registration of the conversion project, mailed or delivered to each of the tenants in the building or buildings for which registration is sought.
E. The developer shall amend the public offering statement to reflect any material change in the time-share program or time-share project. If the developer has reserved in the time-share instrument the right to add to or delete incidental benefits or alternative purchases, the addition or deletion thereof shall not constitute a material change. Prior to distribution, the developer shall file with the Board the public offering statement amended to reflect any material change.
F. The Board may at any time require a developer to alter or supplement the form or substance of the public offering statement to assure full and fair disclosure to prospective purchasers. A developer may, in its discretion, prepare and distribute a public offering statement for each product offered or one public offering statement for all products offered.
G. In the case of a time-share project located outside the Commonwealth, (i) the developer may amend the public offering statement to reflect any additions or deletions of a time-share project to the existing time-share program registered in the Commonwealth, and (ii) similar disclosure statements required by other situs laws governing time-sharing may be acceptable alternative disclosure statements.
H. The developer shall prepare and distribute to each prospective purchaser prior to the execution of a purchase contract for a registered alternative purchase, a copy of the public offering statement about which such alternative purchase relates. The public offering statement shall fully and accurately disclose the material characteristics of such alternative purchase. The public offering statement for an alternative purchase shall be filed with the Board and shall be in a form prescribed by its regulations, if any.The public offering statement for an alternative purchase need not contain any information about the time-share project, time-share program or the time-shares offered by the developer which was initially offered to such purchaser by the developer. If the developer so elects, the public offering statement for an alternative purchase is not required to have any exhibits.
I. The public offering statement may be in any format, including a compact disc, provided the prospective buyer has available for review, along with ample time for any questions and answers, a copy of the public offering statement prior to his execution of a contract.
1981, c. 462; 1983, c. 59; 1984, c. 455; 1985, c. 517; 1986, c. 359; 1989, c. 637; 1994, c. 580; 1998, c. 460; 1999, c. 560; 2001, c. 543; 2004, c. 143; 2006, c. 653; 2007, c. 267; 2014, cc. 39, 716.