2017 Florida Statutes
Extension of timeshare plans.
Extension of timeshare plans.
721.1255 Extension of timeshare plans.—
(1)(a) The Legislature finds that timeshare plans are created as authorized by statute. Most of the older timeshare properties located in this state are based on a condominium structure, and many of these older timeshare properties are approaching the termination dates set forth in their timeshare instruments.
(b) The Legislature further finds that there are many older timeshare properties located in this state which have been well-maintained over the years and continue to be financially supported, used, and enjoyed by their owners, exchangers, guests, renters, and others. In order to preserve the continued use, enjoyment, tax values, and overall viability of these timeshare properties, the Legislature further finds that the public policy of this state requires the creation of a statutory method to enable the owners of these timeshare properties to extend the terms of their timeshare plans, notwithstanding contrary provisions in their timeshare instruments which may create uncertainty for purchasers, prospective purchasers, and lenders, and which may discourage the ongoing maintenance, refurbishment, and improvement of these timeshare properties.
(2)(a) Unless the timeshare instrument specifically provides a lower percentage, the vote or written consent, or both, of at least 66 percent of all eligible voting interests present in person or by proxy at a duly noticed, called, and constituted meeting of the owners’ association may, at any time, extend the term of the timeshare plan. If the term of a timeshare plan is extended pursuant to this section, all rights, privileges, duties, and obligations created under applicable law or the timeshare instrument continue in full force to the same extent as if the extended termination date of the timeshare plan were the original termination date of the timeshare plan.
(b) Unless the timeshare instrument specifically provides for a lower quorum, the quorum for the owners’ association meeting described in paragraph (a) is 50 percent of all eligible voting interests in the timeshare plan.
(c) The owners’ association meeting held pursuant to paragraph (a) may be held at any time before the termination of the timeshare plan.
(d) The board of administration of the owners’ association may determine that any voting interest that is delinquent in the payment of more than 2 years of assessments is ineligible to vote on any extension of the timeshare plan unless such delinquency is paid in full before the vote.
(e) A proxy for a vote to extend a timeshare plan pursuant to this section is valid for up to 3 years and is revocable unless the proxy states it is irrevocable.
(3) If an extension vote or consent pursuant to this section is proposed for a component site of a multisite timeshare plan located in this state, the proposed extension is effective only if the person authorized to make additions or substitutions of accommodations and facilities pursuant to the timeshare instrument also approves the extension.
History.—s. 4, ch. 2017-22.