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Virginia Administrative Code
12/6/2022

Part IV. Application for Time-Share Program Registration

18VAC48-45-100. (Repealed.)

18VAC48-45-100. (Repealed.)

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 30, 2019; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2020.

18VAC48-45-110. Prerequisites for registration of a time-share program.

The following provisions are prerequisites for registration and are supplementary to the provisions of § 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia.

1. The developer shall own or have the right to acquire an estate in the land constituting or to constitute any time-share project included in the time-share program that is of at least as great a degree and duration as the estate to be conveyed in the time-shares.

2. The time-share instrument of any time-share project included in the time-share program must be adequate to bring a time-share project and time-share program into existence upon recordation. This subdivision does not apply to a time-share instrument that may be recorded after the time-share project and time-share program have been created.

3. The time-share instrument must include a statement detailing that the developer reserves or does not reserve the right to add or delete any alternative purchase.

4. The current and planned time-share advertising activities of the developer shall comply with § 18.2-216 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter.

5. If the developer is a firm, it shall be organized as a business entity under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia or otherwise authorized to transact business in Virginia. Firms shall register any trade or fictitious names with the State Corporation Commission in accordance with Chapter 5 of Title 59.1 (§ 59.1-69 et seq.) of the Code of Virginia before submitting an application to the board.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 30, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 17, eff. June 1, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2020.

18VAC48-45-120. Review of application for registration of a time-share program.

A. Upon receipt of an application for registration of a time-share program, the board shall issue the notice of filing required by subsection A of § 55.1-2241 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Upon the review of the application for registration, if the requirements of § 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter have not been met, the board shall notify the applicant as required by subsection C of § 55.1-2241 of the Code of Virginia.

C. If the requirements for registration are not met within the application review period or a valid extension thereof, the board shall, upon the expiration of such period, enter an order rejecting the registration as required by subsection C of § 55.1-2241 of the Code of Virginia. The order rejecting the registration shall become effective 20 days after issuance.

D. An applicant may submit a written request for an informal conference in accordance with § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia at any time between receipt of a notification pursuant to subsection B of this section and the effective date of the order of rejection entered pursuant to subsection C of this section. A request for such proceeding shall be deemed a consent to delay within the meaning of subsection A of § 55.1-2241 of the Code of Virginia.

E. The board shall receive and act upon corrections to the application for registration at any time prior to the effective date of an order rejecting the registration. If the board determines after review of the corrections that the requirements for registration have not been met, the board may proceed with an informal conference in accordance with § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia in order to allow reconsideration of whether the requirements for registration are met. If the board does not opt to proceed with an informal conference, the applicant may submit a written request for an informal conference in accordance with § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia in order to reconsider whether the requirements for registration are met. If the board does not proceed with an informal conference and no request for an informal conference is received from the applicant, an amended order of rejection stating the factual basis for the rejection shall be issued. A new 20-day period for the order of rejection to become effective shall commence.

F. At such time as the board affirmatively determines that the requirements of § 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia have been met, the board shall enter an order registering the time-share program and shall designate the form, content, and effective date of the public offering statement.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 30, 2019; Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2020.

18VAC48-45-130. Minimum application requirements for registration of a time-share program.

A. The documents and information contained in §§ 55.1-2208, 55.1-2209, 55.1-2210, 55.1-2214, 55.1-2217, and 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia, as applicable, shall be included in the application for registration of a time-share program.

B. The application for registration of a time-share program shall include the fee specified in 18VAC48-45-70.

C. The following documents shall be included in the application for registration of a time-share program as exhibits. All exhibits shall be labeled as indicated and submitted in a format acceptable to the board.

1. Exhibit A: A copy of the certificate of incorporation or certificate of authority to transact business in Virginia issued by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, or any other entity formation documents, together with any trade or fictitious name certificate.

2. Exhibit B: A certificate of recordation or other acceptable documents from the city or county where the time-share is located.

3. Exhibit C: A copy of the title opinion, the title policy, or a statement of the condition of the title to each time-share project included in the time-share program, including encumbrances as of a specified date within 30 days of the date of application by a title company or licensed attorney who is not a salaried employee, officer, or director of the developer or owner, in accordance with subdivision A 5 of § 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia. If the developer is not the record owner of the land, a copy of any contract the developer has executed to purchase the land, any option the developer holds for the purchase of the land, or any lease under which the developer holds the land.

4. Exhibit D: Proof that the applicant or developer owns or has the right to acquire an estate in the land constituting or to constitute each time-share project included in the time-share program, which is of at least as great a degree and duration as the estate to be conveyed in the time-share.

5. Exhibit E: A statement of the zoning, subdivision, or land use obligations or proffers and other governmental regulations affecting the use of each time-share project included in the time-share program, including the site plans and building permits and their status, any existing tax, and existing or proposed special taxes or assessments that affect the time-share.

6. Exhibit F: A copy of the time-share instrument, including all applicable amendments and exhibits, that will be delivered to a purchaser and copies of the contracts and other agreements that a purchaser will be required to agree to or sign.

7. Exhibit G: A narrative description of the promotional plan for the disposition of the time-shares.

8. Exhibit H: A copy of the proposed public offering statement that complies with § 55.1-2217 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter. Pursuant to subsection H of § 55.1-2217, a similar disclosure statement required by other situs laws governing time-sharing may be submitted for a time-share located outside of the Commonwealth.

9. Exhibit I: A copy of the buyer's acknowledgment. Pursuant to § 55.1-2226 of the Code of Virginia, the purchaser shall be given this document prior to signing a purchase contract, and the document shall contain the information required by subsection B of § 55.1-2226.

10. Exhibit J: The signed original of (i) any bond or letter of credit obtained pursuant to § 55.1-2220 of the Code of Virginia in lieu of escrowing deposits and (ii) any bond or letter of credit required by subsection B of § 55.1-2234 of the Code of Virginia, as applicable.

11. Exhibit K: A copy of any management agreements and other contracts or agreements affecting the overall use, maintenance, management, or access of all or any part of the time-share program.

12. Exhibit L: A list with the names of every officer, manager, owner, or principal, as applicable to the type of firm under which the developer is organized to do business, of the developer or persons occupying a similar status within or performing similar functions for the developer. The list must include each individual's residential address or other address valid for receipt of service, principal occupation for the past five years, and title.

13. Exhibit M: A statement whether any of the individuals or entities named in Exhibit L are or have been involved as defendants in 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.

14. Exhibit N: A statement whether, during the preceding five years, any of the individuals or entities named in Exhibit L have been adjudicated bankrupt or have undergone any proceeding for the relief of debtors.

15. Exhibit O: If the developer has reserved the right to add to or delete from the time-share program any incidental benefit or alternative purchase, a description of the incidental benefit or alternative purchase shall be provided pursuant to subdivision A 13 of § 55.1-2239 of the Code of Virginia.

16. Exhibit P: For any time-share program containing a conversion time-share project, a copy of the notice required by subsection D of § 55.1-2217 of the Code of Virginia and a certified statement that such notice shall be mailed or delivered to each of the tenants in the building of each conversion time-share project included in the time-share program.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 6, eff. December 14, 2018; Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 30, 2019; Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2020.

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