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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 48. Common Interest Community Board
Chapter 45. Time-Share Regulations
1/28/2020

18VAC48-45-160. Contents of Public Offering Statement.

A. A cover, if used, must be blank or bear identification information only.

B. The developer may include as part of the public offering statement a receipt page printed in such a way that the developer may obtain verification that a prospective purchaser has received the public offering statement. The receipt page shall include the effective date of the public offering statement as well as a place for the date of delivery and signature lines for the prospective purchaser. The authorized receipt page in proper form, duly executed, shall be evidence that the public offering statement was delivered.

C. The first page of the public offering statement shall be substantially as follows:

PURCHASER SHOULD READ THIS DOCUMENT FOR THE PURCHASER'S PROTECTION

PUBLIC OFFERING STATEMENT

NAME OF TIME-SHARE PROJECT:

____________________________________________________________

LOCATION OF TIME-SHARE PROJECT:

____________________________________________________________

NAME OF DEVELOPER:

____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS OF DEVELOPER:

____________________________________________________________

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PUBLIC OFFERING STATEMENT:

____________________________________________________________

REVISED:

____________________________________________________________

THE PURCHASER OF A TIME-SHARE MAY CANCEL THE CONTRACT UNTIL MIDNIGHT OF THE SEVENTH CALENDAR DAY FOLLOWING THE EXECUTION OF SUCH CONTRACT. THE PURCHASER SHOULD READ THIS DOCUMENT FOR THE PURCHASER'S OWN PROTECTION.

Purchasing a time-share carries with it certain rights, responsibilities, and benefits, including certain financial obligations, rights, and restrictions concerning the use and maintenance of units and common elements. The purchaser will be bound by the provisions of the time-share instruments and should review the Public Offering Statement, the time-share instruments, and other exhibits carefully prior to purchase.

This Public Offering Statement presents information regarding time-share(s) being offered for sale by the developer. The Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act (§ 55.1-2200 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) requires that a Public Offering Statement be given to every Purchaser in order to provide full and accurate disclosure of the characteristics of and material circumstances affecting the time-share project and the characteristics of the time-share(s) being offered. The Public Offering Statement is not intended, however, to be all-inclusive. The Purchaser should consult other sources for details not covered by the Public Offering Statement.

The Public Offering Statement summarizes information and documents furnished by the developer to the Virginia Common Interest Community Board. The Board has carefully reviewed the Public Offering Statement but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the Public Offering Statement. In the event of any inconsistency between the Public Offering Statement and the material it is intended to summarize, the material shall control.

If the Purchaser elects to cancel the contract within the seven-day cancellation period, all payments made in connection with the purchase contract shall be refunded to the Purchaser within 45 days. If the Purchaser elects to cancel the contract, the Purchaser shall do so either by (i) hand-delivering the notice to the developer at its principal office or at the project or (ii) mailing the notice by certified United States mail, return receipt requested, to the developer or its agent designated in the contract.

Allegations of violation of any law or regulation contained in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act or the Time-Share Regulations (18VAC48-45) should be reported to the Common Interest Community Board, Perimeter Center, Suite 400, 9960 Mayland Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23233.

D. A summary of important considerations shall immediately follow the first page for the purpose of reinforcing the disclosure of significant information. The summary shall be titled as such and shall be introduced by the following statement: "The following are important matters to be considered in acquiring a time-share. They are highlights only. The Public Offering Statement should be examined in its entirety to obtain detailed information." Appropriate modifications shall be made to reflect facts and circumstances that may vary. The summary shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following, as applicable:

1. A brief description of the time-share project and the time-share program.

2. A statement regarding all incidental benefits or alternative purchases that may be offered by the developer.

3. A brief description of all amenities located within or outside of the time-share project and available to time-share owners by virtue of ownership in the time-share project. If such amenities are not common elements of the time-share project, identify who owns the amenities and whether time-share owners are required to pay to access and use.

4. A statement describing any exchange program that may be offered to the purchaser.

5. A statement describing (i) the purchaser's responsibility to make principal and interest payment in connection with the purchase of the time-share as well as to pay maintenance fees or assessments, special assessments, user fees, insurance premiums, and real estate taxes and (ii) that a time-share owner cannot reduce the amount of any owner obligation for any reason.

6. A statement regarding the consequences for failure to pay maintenance fees or any special assessment when due. The statement may reference the enforcement mechanisms available to the developer, and if applicable the time-share association, by describing (i) any declaration of an owner being an "Owner Not in Good Standing"; (ii) any civil action taken for the collection of a debt; (iii) means for pursuing foreclosure or obtaining a lien against the time-share unit; and (iv) denial of access to the time-share project and participation in the time-share program.

7. A statement indicating whether the developer or managing agent has indictments, convictions, judgments, decrees, or order of any court or administrative agency for matters related to fraud or consumer protection violations that may be required to be disclosed by subdivisions A 1 c and A 1 d of § 55.1-2217 of the Code of Virginia.

8. A statement indicating the period of time the developer will retain control of the association for time-share estate projects.

9. A statement disclosing any management agreement with a managing agent to perform certain duties for the time-share project.

10. A statement indicating whether the developer may expand the time-share project.

11. A statement indicating whether the right of the time-share owner to resell or transfer the time-share is subject to restrictions.

12. A statement indicating the time-share units are restricted to lodging only.

13. A statement indicating that the time-share owner may not alter the interior or exterior of the time-share unit.

14. A statement regarding the obligation of the developer or association to obtain certain insurance benefiting the time-share owner.

15. A statement regarding a time-share estate and time-share owner's obligation to pay real estate taxes.

16. A statement regarding whether or not the developer reserves the right to add or delete any alternative purchase.

E. The content after the summary of important considerations shall include the narrative sections in 18VAC48-45-170 through 18VAC48-45-310. Supplementary sections may be included as necessary.

F. Clear and legible copies of the following documents shall be included as either supplements or exhibits to the public offering statement:

1. Project time-share instrument;

2. Association articles of incorporation;

3. Bylaws;

4. Association annual report or projected budget for time-share estate programs;

5. Rules and regulations of the time-share owners' association, if available;

6. Any management contract, if applicable;

7. Exchange company disclosure document and narrative statement required pursuant to subsection B of § 55.1-2217 of the Code of Virginia, if applicable; and

8. Other documents obligating the association or time-share owner to perform duties or obligations or pay charges or fees, if applicable.

G. Other information and documentation may be included as necessary to ensure full and accurate disclosure. The board may also require additional information as necessary to ensure full and accurate disclosure.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2349 and 55.1-2247 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 06, eff. December 30, 2019.

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