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Exempt Repeal of Time Share Regulations (now under CICB)
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18VAC135-40

CHAPTER 40
TIME-SHARE REGULATIONS (REPEALED)

18VAC135-40-20

18VAC135-40-20. Definitions and explanation of terms. (Repealed.)

The definitions provided in § 55-362 of the Code of Virginia, as they may be supplemented herein, shall apply to this chapter.

18VAC135-40-50

18VAC135-40-50. Application for registration. (Repealed.)

Application for registration of time-share projects and programs shall be filed with the board on an application form furnished by the board and shall contain all of the documents and information required by § 55-391.1 of the Code of Virginia.

18VAC135-40-60

18VAC135-40-60. Form of the application; submission of documents. (Repealed.)

The board may establish specific guidelines which establish the form for preparation of the application for registration. These guidelines may set forth reasonable requirements for paper size, binding and organization which assure uniformity in the manner disclosures are made to prospective purchasers.

18VAC135-40-80

18VAC135-40-80. Filing fees. (Repealed.)

1. The filing fee for an original application for registration of a time-share project shall be $1,500.

2. The filing fee for an amendment to the application for registration adding a phase or phases to the time-share project shall be $250.

3. The filing fee for the annual report filed by the developer shall be $500.

4. The filing fee for an original application for registration of an exchange company shall be $1,000. The filing fee for the annual report of an exchange company shall be $250.

5. There shall be no fee for filing an amended public offering statement with the board.

18VAC135-40-100

18VAC135-40-100. Preregistration offers prohibited. (Repealed.)

A. No developer or individual or entity acting on behalf of the developer shall offer or dispose of a time-share prior to its registration.

B. No preregistration time-share marketing activity shall be deemed an offer unless, by its express terms, it induces, solicits or encourages a prospective purchaser to execute a contract of sale for a time-share or perform some other act which would create or purport to create a legal or equitable interest in a time-share other than a security interest in or a nonbinding reservation of the time-share.

18VAC135-40-110

18VAC135-40-110. Time-share marketing standards. (Repealed.)

A. No promise, assertion, representation or statement of fact or opinion in connection with a time-share marketing activity shall be made which is false, inaccurate or misleading by reason of inclusion of an untrue statement of a material fact or omission of a statement of a material fact relative to the actual or intended characteristics, circumstances or features of the time-share project or a time-share.

B. No promise, assertion, representation or statement of fact or opinion made in connection with a time-share marketing activity and relating to a time-share project not registered shall, by its express terms, induce, solicit or encourage a contract for sale or performing some other act which would create or purport to create a legal or equitable interest in the time-share other than a security interest in or a nonbinding reservation of the time-share, when to do so would circumvent the provisions of the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act.

18VAC135-40-140

18VAC135-40-140. Preparation and distribution of public offering statement. (Repealed.)

A. The public offering statement shall be clear and legible with pages numbered sequentially. The first page of the public offering statement shall conform to the specimen appended as Appendix A to this chapter and made a part hereof.

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 developer shall distribute a current public offering statement to any prospective purchaser before such purchaser executes a contract to purchase a time-share.

18VAC135-40-150

18VAC135-40-150. Nature of information to be included in public offering statement. (Repealed.)

A. The provisions of § 55-374 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter shall be strictly construed to promote full and accurate disclosure in the public offering statement of the characteristics of and material circumstances affecting the time-share project and the characteristics of the time-share(s) being offered.

B. The requirements for disclosure are not exclusive. In addition to expressly required information, the developer shall disclose all other available information which may reasonably be expected to affect the decision of the ordinarily prudent purchaser to accept or reject the offer of a time-share. The developer shall disclose any additional information necessary to make the required information not misleading. No information may be presented in such a fashion as to obscure the facts, to encourage a misinterpretation of the facts or otherwise to mislead a purchaser.

C. No information shall be incorporated by reference to an extrinsic source which is not readily available or already known to an ordinary purchaser. Whenever required information is not known or not reasonably available, such fact shall be stated in the public offering statement with a brief explanation. Whenever special circumstances exist which would render required disclosure inaccurate or misleading, the required disclosure shall be modified to accomplish the purpose of the requirement or the disclosure shall be omitted, provided that such modification or omission promotes full and accurate disclosure.

D. The public offering statement shall be as brief as is consistent with full and accurate disclosure. In no event shall the public offering statement be made so lengthy or detailed as to discourage close examination. Duplication and unnecessary legal language is discouraged.

E. Expressions of opinion in the public offering statement shall be deemed inconsistent with full and accurate disclosure unless there is an existing foundation in fact for the opinion expressed therein; provided, however, that this sentence shall not affect in any way the developer's duty to set forth a projected budget for the time-share estate program's operation.

F. Except for brief excerpts, the public offering statement shall not incorporate verbatim portions of the time-share instrument or other documents. The developer is encouraged in the public offering statement to direct the purchaser's attention to pertinent portions of the time-share instrument or documents attached to the public offering statement where required disclosures can be found, and if incorporated by reference, shall be deemed to be a part of the public offering statement.

G. Maps, photographs and drawings may be utilized in the public offering statement, provided that such use promotes full and accurate disclosure of the required characteristics of and material circumstance affecting the time-share project and the characteristics of the time-share(s) being offered.

18VAC135-40-160

18VAC135-40-160. Readability of public offering statement. (Repealed.)

The public offering statement shall be clear and understandable. The public offering statement may be written in narrative, question and answer, or other form selected by the developer so long as all information required by the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act and this chapter is included in a clear and understandable manner. Use of defined terms in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act in writing the public offering statement is encouraged. Determination as to compliance with this section is within the exclusive discretion of the board.

18VAC135-40-420

18VAC135-40-420. Amendment of public offering statement; material change. (Repealed.)

A. Within 20 business days of the occurrence of a material change, as defined by § 55-362 of the Code of Virginia, the developer shall amend the public offering statement to disclose each occurrence constituting the material change.

B. An amendment of the public offering statement, necessitated by the occurrence of a material change, may be accomplished in any intelligible manner and, to the extent that strict compliance with any of the other provisions of this chapter governing the form of presentation of information in the public offering statement would be unduly burdensome, the developer may deviate therefrom in amending the public offering statement, provided that (i) no such deviation shall be more extensive than is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances, (ii) the requirements of this chapter are strictly observed and (iii) the presentation of information in the amended public offering statement is organized so as to facilitate reading and comprehension. Nothing contained in this chapter shall authorize a deviation from strict compliance with this chapter governing the substance of disclosure in the public offering statement. If any information has become inaccurate or misleading by reason of the material change, such information shall be deleted from the public offering statement or amended in such a way to make the information accurate and not misleading.

18VAC135-40-430

18VAC135-40-430. Filing of amended public offering statement. (Repealed.)

A. The developer shall file with the board a copy of the amended public offering statement generated pursuant to 18VAC135-40-420. The filing shall be dated by the developer and its receipt dated by the board. The amended public offering statement shall be effective upon its receipt by the board.

B. When an amended document pursuant to 18VAC135-40-420 is filed with the board, and the amendments are not apparent on the face of the document, the document shall be redlined, highlighted or otherwise marked to indicate the changes.

18VAC135-40-9998

FORMS (18VAC135-40) (Repealed.)

Appendix A -- Public Offering Statement (eff. 7/03).

Application for Registration of Time-Share.