Bus. & Prof. Code §11226. Persons Required to Register Time-Share Plan

California Business and Professions Code  >  Bus. & Prof. Code §11226. Persons Required to Register Time-Share Plan
 (a) Any person who, to any individual located in the state, sells, offers to sell, or attempts to solicit prospective purchasers to purchase a time-share interest, or any person who creates a time-share plan with an accommodation in the state, shall register the time-share plan with the commissioner, unless the time-share plan is otherwise exempt under this chapter.
 (b) A developer, or any of its agents, shall not sell, offer, or dispose of a time-share interest in the state unless all necessary registration requirements are provided and approved by the commissioner, or the sale, offer, or disposition is otherwise permitted by this chapter, or while an order revoking or suspending a registration is in effect.
 (c) In registering a time-share plan, the developer shall provide the commissioner all of the following information:
  (1) The developer’s legal name, any assumed names used by the developer, principal office street address, mailing address, primary contact person, and telephone number.
  (2) The name of the developer’s authorized or registered agent in the state upon whom claims can be served or service of process be had, the agent’s street address in California, and telephone number.
  (3) The name, street address, mailing address, primary contact person, and telephone number of the time-share plan being registered.
  (4) The name, street address, mailing address, and telephone number of any managing entity of the time-share plan.
  (5) A public report that complies with the requirements of Section 11234, or for a time-share plan located outside of the state, a public report that has been authorized for use by the situs state regulatory agency and that contains disclosures as determined by the commissioner upon review to be substantially equivalent to or greater than the information required to be disclosed pursuant to Section 11234.
  (6) A description of the inventory control system that will ensure compliance with Section 11250.
  (7) Any other information regarding the developer, time-share plan, or managing entities as established by regulation.
 (d) An applicant for a public report for a time-share plan shall present evidence of the following for each accommodation in each time-share property that is, or will be, offered for sale in this state pursuant to the registration:
  (1) That the accommodation is presently suitable for human occupancy or that financial arrangements have been made to complete construction or renovation of the accommodation to make it suitable for human occupancy on or before the first date for occupancy by a time-share interest owner.
  (2) That the accommodation is owned or leased by the developer of the time-share plan or is the subject of an enforceable option or contract under which the developer will build, purchase, or lease the accommodation. Notwithstanding this subdivision, the developer shall present evidence prior to the receipt of a final public report that the accommodation to be sold is owned or leased by the developer and that the accommodation is free and clear of encumbrances in accordance with Sections 11244 and 11255.
 (e) If an accommodation in a time-share plan is located within a local governmental jurisdiction or subdivision of real property in which the dedication of accommodations to time-sharing is expressly prohibited by ordinance or recorded restriction, either absolutely or without a permit or other entitlement from the governing body, the applicant for a public report shall present evidence of a permit or other entitlement by the appropriate authority for the local government or the subdivision.
 (f) (1) The developer shall amend or supplement its disclosure documents and registration information, to reflect any material change in any information required by this chapter or the regulations implementing this chapter. The developer shall notify the commissioner of the material change prior to implementation of the change, unless the change is beyond the control of the developer; in which event, the developer shall provide written notice to the commissioner as soon as reasonably practicable after the occurrence of the event necessitating the change. All amendments, supplements, and facts relevant to the material change shall be filed with the commissioner within 20 calendar days of the material change.
  (2) The developer may continue to sell time-share interests in the time-share plan so long as, prior to closing, the developer provides a notice to each purchaser that describes the material change and provides to each purchaser the previously approved public report.
   (A) If the change is material and adverse to the purchaser, all purchaser funds shall be held in escrow, or pursuant to alternative assurances permitted by subdivision (c) of Section 11243, and no closing shall occur until the amendment relating to the material and adverse change has been approved by the commissioner. After the amendment relating to the material and adverse change has been approved and the amended public report has been issued, the amended public report shall be sent to the purchaser, and an additional seven-day rescission period shall commence. The developer shall be required to maintain evidence of the receipt by each purchaser of the amended public report.
   (B) If the commissioner refuses to approve the amendment relating to the material and adverse change, all sales made using the notice shall be subject to rescission and all funds returned.
  (3) The developer shall update the public report to reflect any changes to the time-share plan that are not material and adverse, including the addition of any component sites, within a reasonable time, and may continue to sell and close time-share interests prior to the date that the amended public report is approved.
 (g) An applicant for a public report for a multisite, time-share plan consisting of specific time-share interests, as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (z) of Section 11212, affiliated with sites operated through the time-share plan’s reservation system, shall certify both of the following:
  (1) That a purchaser has, or will have, contractual or membership rights to use accommodations at each affiliated site and that, if an accommodation or promised improvement is, or may become, subject to a blanket encumbrance, that the blanket encumbrance is, or will be, subordinate to these rights.
  (2) That a certificate of occupancy has been issued with respect to the accommodations at each affiliated site or that adequate provisions exist or will exist for the completion of all such accommodations. For any affiliated site accommodations that are not complete, the public report shall clearly identify in conspicuous type that those accommodations are not completed. For any accommodations that are not complete and for which adequate provisions for completion do not exist at the time the public report is issued, the public report shall also provide in conspicuous type that those accommodations might not be built, provided, however, that a developer’s failure to build the
accommodations shall not relieve the developer of any obligations created by the certification made pursuant to this subdivision.
 (h) For purposes of subdivision (d) of this section, the “time-share property being offered for sale in this state” shall mean the following:
  (1) With respect to a single site time-share plan, the time-share property being registered pursuant to this chapter.
  (2) With respect to a specific time-share interest multisite time-share plan, the specific time-share property being registered pursuant to this chapter.
  (3) With respect to a nonspecific time-share interest multisite time-share plan, all time-share properties in the time-share plan. [2006]

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