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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 48. Common Interest Community Board
Chapter 45. Time-Share Regulations
9/24/2020

18VAC48-45-220. Narrative Sections; Terms of Offering.

A. The public offering statement shall contain a section captioned "Terms of the Offering." The section shall discuss the expenses to be borne by a purchaser in acquiring a time-share and present information regarding the settlement of purchase contracts as provided in subsections B through H of this section.

B. The section shall indicate any initial or special fees due from the purchaser at settlement including a description of the purpose of such fees.

C. The section shall set forth a general description of any financing offered by or available through the developer to purchasers.

D. The section shall describe (i) services that the developer provides or expenses it pays and that it expects may become at any subsequent time a time-share expense of the owners and (ii) the projected time-share expense liability attributable to each of those services or expenses for each time-share.

E. The section shall discuss all penalties or forfeitures to be incurred by a purchaser upon default in performance of a purchase contract.

F. The section shall discuss the process for cancellation of a purchase contract by a purchaser in accordance with § 55.1-2221 of the Code of Virginia. The section shall include a statement that the purchaser has a nonwaivable right of cancellation and refer such purchaser to that portion of the contract in which the right of cancellation may be found.

G. The section shall describe the terms of the deposit escrow requirements, including a statement, if applicable, that the developer has filed a surety bond or letter of credit with the board in lieu of escrowing deposits, in accordance with § 55.1-2220 of the Code of Virginia. The section shall also state that deposits may be removed from escrow and no longer protected by a surety bond or letter of credit after the expiration of the cancellation period.

H. The section shall set forth all restrictions in the purchase contract that limit the time-share owner's right to bring legal action against the developer or the association. The section shall set forth the paragraph or section and page number of the purchase contract where such provision is located. Nothing in this statement shall be deemed to authorize such limits where those limits are otherwise prohibited by law.

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 35, Issue 06, eff. December 14, 2018; Volume 36, Issue 06, eff. December 30, 2019.

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