California Business and Professions Code > Bus. & Prof. Code §11245. Prohibited Representations and Nondisclosures
(a) No person subject to this chapter shall do any of the following:
(1) Make any material misrepresentation that is false or misleading in connection with any advertisement or promotion of a time-share plan.
(2) Make a prediction of any increases in the resale price or resale value of the time-share interest.
(3) Materially misrepresent the size, nature, extent, qualities, or characteristics of the offered time-share plan.
(4) Materially misrepresent the conditions under which a purchaser may exchange the right to use accommodations in one location for the right to use accommodations in another location.
(5) Materially misrepresent the current or future availability of a resale or rental program offered by or on behalf of the developer.
(6) Materially misrepresent the nature or extent of any incidental benefit.
(7) Fail to deliver any item offered in connection with a promotion to a prospective purchaser upon the conclusion of the sales presentation, or fail to deliver any item offered in connection with a promotion to a prospective purchaser, upon request, reasonably approximate to the conclusion of the length of time for the sales presentation that was previously represented to the prospective purchaser.
(8) Fail to disclose, in a manner that meets the requirements of Section 17537.1 or 17537.2 of the Business and Professions Code, that a certificate, coupon, or raincheck redeemable for fulfillment for goods or services will be provided in connection with a promotion for the purchase of a time-share interest, if that is the case.
(9) State that the purchase of a time-share interest constitutes a financial investment.
(10) Fail to clearly and conspicuously disclose, prior to the execution of any purchase contract, the annual maintenance and association dues or any separately billed taxes, when applicable.
(11) Fail to clearly disclose in writing any automatic charging or billing procedure, and fail thereafter to obtain the express written authorization from the prospective purchaser for any purchase, subscription, or enrollment that results in that automatic charging or billing of initial or periodic amounts to the prospective purchaser.
(12) If the contract for a time-share interest is negotiated primarily in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean, orally or in writing, and the developer fails to provide to the prospective purchaser prior to the commencement of the rescission period an unexecuted translation of the contract in the language in which the contract was negotiated.
(13) Fail to inform, verbally or in writing, any prospective purchaser that he or she can take as much time as he or she requires in order to read the public report, and any and all other documents necessary to consummate a sale before leaving the premises or signing a contract, and not allowing, upon request, the prospective purchaser the time and opportunity to do so. If the prospective purchaser requests that he or she be able to return the next calendar day to complete the review of the documents before signing, the developer shall accommodate such a request, and the return visit shall not disqualify the prospective purchaser from receiving any price reduction or other incentive for purchasing on the day of the scheduled sales presentation. Further, it shall not be fraudulent or misleading for a developer to honor the request even if presented as an incentive only available on the day of the offer.
(14) Inform prospective purchasers that they are finalists in winning an item offered in connection with a promotion or have already won a specific prize, unless it is true.
(15) Offer as a promotional incentive any travel certificate or coupon redeemable for transportation, accommodations, or other travel-related service that does not allow the recipient to activate or redeem the incentive without incurring any additional telephone expenses charged by or on behalf of the developer other than the usual toll costs imposed by the prospective purchaser’s telephone service.
(16) Offer as a promotional incentive any travel certificate or coupon redeemable for fixed air transportation or hotel accommodations or other travel-related service that entitles the prospective purchaser to a trip of a specified duration unless the offeror states at the time of the offer that there are terms or conditions that must be followed in order to utilize the incentive and that the details of the terms will be sent to the consumer in writing in time to be received by the consumer prior to leaving his or her house to attend the scheduled sales presentation. The writing shall include the approximate times of the air or sea transportation’ s departure and return, if applicable, and all other material conditions, including any limitations as to the dates or times available for use of the incentive.
(17) Misrepresent or fail to disclose that a prospective purchaser is required to attend a sales presentation to obtain a prize or promotional item, if attendance is a requirement of the promotion.
(18) Fail to inform any prospective purchaser who contacts the developer with a request to cancel a purchase within the rescission period provided by this chapter all of the procedures necessary to effectively cancel the purchase.
(19) Fail to cancel a purchase upon the receipt of a valid timely written notice of rescission. No person may obtain from the person a waiver or cancellation of the rescission.
(20) Fail to provide any refund of moneys, within the required timeframe, due to the prospective purchaser upon receipt of a valid timely written notice of rescission.
(21) Fail to provide a mechanism for an equitable apportionment of expenses between the time-share owner’s association and any commercial operation on the property not operated by the time-share owner’s association.
(b) For any time-share plan in which the managing entity is an affiliate of the developer, neither the developer nor the managing entity shall, during any applicable priority reservation period, hold out for rental to the public on a given day, developer owned or controlled time-share periods in a number greater than the total number of time-share periods owned or controlled by the developer in a particular season, multiplied by a fraction wherein the numerator is the number of time-share periods owned or controlled by the developer in that particular season, and the denominator is the total number or time-share periods in that particular season. For example, if the developer owns or controls 1,000 time-share periods in a particular season, out of a total of 4,000 time-share periods available during that season, then the developer may not hold out for rental to the public during any applicable priority reservation period, more than 250 time-share periods on a given day during that season (1,000 X 1,000/4,000=250). The number of time-share interests permitted to be rented under this subdivision shall be in addition to any time-share interests that the developer may have the right
to rent or use by virtue of having acquired those rights from another owner. The developer or managing entity may, at any time, rent any inventory transferred to the developer or managing entity by another owner in exchange for hotel accommodations, future use rights, or other considerations. For any use or rental by a developer of time-share interests owned or controlled by the developer, the developer shall reimburse the association for any increased expenses for housekeeping services that exceed the amount allocated in the assessment for maintenance for the use or rental. 
to rent or use by virtue of having acquired those rights from another owner. The developer or managing entity may, at any time, rent any inventory transferred to the developer or managing entity by another owner in exchange for hotel accommodations, future use rights, or other considerations. For any use or rental by a developer of time-share interests owned or controlled by the developer, the developer shall reimburse the association for any increased expenses for housekeeping services that exceed the amount allocated in the assessment for maintenance for the use or rental.