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707.43(1)(1) Definition. As used in this section, "multilocation developer" means a developer creating or selling its own time shares in more than one time-share property under a program permitting time-share owners, by reservation or other similar procedure, to occupy time-share units in more than one time-share property.
707.43(2) (2)Additional requirements. If time-share owners are permitted or required to participate in a multilocation program, the time-share disclosure statement or a supplement delivered with the statement shall contain or fully and accurately disclose, in addition to the information required by s. 707.41 (4) and, if applicable, ss. 707.42, 707.44 and 707.45, all of the following information:
707.43(2)(a) (a) A complete and accurate description of the procedure to qualify for and effectuate use rights in time-share units in the multilocation program.
707.43(2)(b) (b) A complete and accurate description of all limitations, restrictions or priorities employed in the operation of the multilocation program, including limitations on reservations, use or entitlement rights based on the season, unit size, levels of occupancy or class of owner, expressed in boldface type, and, if the limitations, restrictions or priorities are not uniformly applied by the multilocation program, a clear description of the manner in which they are applied.
707.43(2)(c) (c) Whether use is arranged on a space-available basis and whether the multilocation developer guarantees fulfilling specific requests for use.
707.43(2)(d) (d) The name and address of the site of each time-share property included in the multilocation program.
707.43(2)(e) (e) The number of time-share units in each time-share property which is available for occupancy and all of the following about each such time-share unit:
707.43(2)(e)1. 1. The interest which the multilocation developer has in the time-share unit and, if less than fee ownership, a statement of all relevant terms of the multilocation developer's interest in the time-share unit.
707.43(2)(e)2. 2. Whether the time-share unit may be withdrawn from the multilocation program.
707.43(2)(f) (f) All of the following information, which shall be independently audited by an independent, certified public accountant or accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles:
707.43(2)(f)1. 1. The number of time-share owners in the multilocation program.
707.43(2)(f)2. 2. For each time-share property in the multilocation program, the number of properly made requests for use of time-share units in the time-share property.
707.43(2)(f)3. 3. For each time-share property, the number of time-share owners who received the right to use a unit in the time-share property, expressed as a percentage of the time-share owners who properly requested such use in the time-share property.
707.43 History History: 1987 a. 399.
707.44 707.44 Conversion building; additional requirements.
707.44(1)(1) Additional requirements. If a conversion building includes or will include one or more time-share units, is more than 10 years old and the developer or any affiliates of the developer own or control more than 50% of all units in the project, the time-share disclosure statement shall contain, in addition to the information required by s. 707.41 (4) and, if applicable, ss. 707.42, 707.43 and 707.45, all of the following information:
707.44(1)(a) (a) A statement by the developer, based on a report prepared by an independent registered architect or engineer, describing the present condition of all structural components and mechanical and electrical installations which are material to the use and enjoyment of the time-share units.
707.44(1)(b) (b) A statement by the developer of the expected useful life of each item reported on in par. (a) or a statement that no representations are made in that regard.
707.44(1)(c) (c) A list of any outstanding notices of uncorrected violations of building codes or other state and municipal regulations, together with the estimated cost of correcting those violations.
707.44(2) (2)Applicability. This section applies only to units which may be used as a dwelling or for recreational purposes or both.
707.44 History History: 1987 a. 399.
707.45 707.45 Amendments to statement. A developer shall promptly amend all of the following:
707.45(1) (1) The time-share disclosure statement to report any material change in the information required by s. 707.41 or 707.44.
707.45(2) (2) The time-share disclosure statement or any supplement to the statement to report any material change known to the developer in the information required by s. 707.42, except that:
707.45(2)(a) (a) The developer shall report to purchasers any significant change in information required by s. 707.42 (2) (b), (c) and (k) that adversely affects purchasers' interests within 30 days after the change occurs, and if the developer reports the change as required, the developer is not liable to purchasers for any harm resulting because purchasers were not informed earlier of the change.
707.45(2)(b) (b) The information required by s. 707.42 (2) (m) to (o) shall be calculated, at a minimum, from the records of the exchange company, as defined in s. 707.42 (1) (a), for each calendar year and shall be available no later than July 1 of the succeeding year.
707.45(3) (3) The time-share disclosure statement or any supplement to the statement to report any material change in the information required by s. 707.43, except that the information required by s. 707.43 (2) (d) to (f) shall be calculated, at a minimum, from the records of the multilocation developer, as defined in s. 707.43 (1), for the preceding calendar year and shall be available no later than July 1 of the succeeding year.
707.45 History History: 1987 a. 399.
707.46 707.46 Contract; minimum requirements.
707.46(1)(1) Required provisions. All contracts for the purchase of a time share shall contain at least all of the following provisions:
707.46(1)(a) (a) The actual date that the contract is executed by each party.
707.46(1)(b) (b) The name and address of the developer or seller and of any agent acting on behalf of the developer or seller, and, if different than the developer or seller, any owner of the land or buildings included in the project of which the time shares are a part.
707.46(1)(c) (c) The total financial obligation of the purchaser, including the initial purchase price and any additional charges to which the purchaser may be subject, such as financing, reservation and recreation charges and time-share expenses.
707.46(1)(d) (d) The projected date of completion of construction, as defined in s. 707.49 (1) (a), of each part of the project of which time shares are a part which is not completed at the time the purchase contract is executed.
707.46(1)(e) (e) A description of the nature and duration of the time share being sold.
707.46(1)(f) (f) A description of the purchaser's rights under s. 707.47.
707.46(2) (2)Campgrounds; additional provisions. In addition to the information required under sub. (1), a contract for the purchase of a time-share easement in a campground shall include all of the following information:
707.46(2)(a) (a) Any policy or other existing obligation to allow persons who are not campground members to use the campground or campground amenities.
707.46(2)(b) (b) The maximum ratio of campground contracts projected to be sold per campsite during the course of a campground contract.
707.46(3) (3)Recording.
707.46(3)(a)(a) A contract for the purchase of a time-share and any other instrument that is evidence of a purchase of a time-share is valid only if it is recorded.
707.46(3)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a contract for, or other instrument evidencing, the purchase of a time-share license.
707.46 History History: 1987 a. 399; 1999 a. 9; 2009 a. 133.
707.47 707.47 Purchaser's right to cancel.
707.47(1) (1) Provision of statement. A person required to deliver a time-share disclosure statement under s. 707.41 (2) shall, before transfer of a time share and no later than the date of any contract for the purchase of a time share, provide a prospective purchaser with a copy of the time-share disclosure statement and all amendments and supplements to the statement.
707.47(2) (2)Right to cancel. If delivery of a time-share disclosure statement is required under s. 707.41 (2), the purchaser may cancel a contract for the purchase of a time share until midnight of the 5th business day after whichever of the following is later:
707.47(2)(a) (a) The date that the contract is executed.
707.47(2)(b) (b) The date on which the purchaser receives the last of the documents required to be provided to the purchaser under sub. (1).
707.47(3) (3)Activity before cancellation period expires. No title may be recorded, deed delivered or deposit released until the cancellation period under sub. (2) has expired. Nothing in this subsection or sub. (4) precludes the execution of documents before the cancellation period expires, for delivery after the cancellation period expires.
707.47(4) (4)Waiver prohibited. The purchaser or any person on behalf of the purchaser may not waive the right to cancel under sub. (2).
707.47(5) (5)Notice of cancellation. If a purchaser elects to cancel a contract under sub. (2), the purchaser may do so by personally-delivering notice of the cancellation to the seller or by mailing the notice to the developer or to the developer's agent for service of process. If mailed, any notice of cancellation shall be considered given on the date that the notice is postmarked.
707.47(6) (6)Refund.
707.47(6)(a)(a) Cancellation under sub. (2) shall be without penalty, and, except as provided in par. (b), all payments made by the purchaser before cancellation shall be refunded within 20 days after receipt of the notice of cancellation or within 5 days after receipt of funds from the purchaser's cleared check, whichever is later.
707.47(6)(b) (b) If the purchaser has used or occupied the time-share property for more than 12 hours before cancellation, the funds to be returned to the purchaser may be reduced by a reasonable charge to cover the length of stay plus the cost for damages, if any, to the time-share property directly attributable to the purchaser's use or occupancy of the time share property.
707.47 History History: 1987 a. 399.
707.48 707.48 Resales of time shares.
707.48(1) (1) Required disclosures. Except as provided in s. 707.40 or except where delivery of a time-share disclosure statement is required under s. 707.41 (2), a seller of a time share shall furnish to the purchaser before execution of any contract for the purchase of a time share, or otherwise before the transfer of title, a copy of the time-share instrument, other than any plats or plans, and a certificate containing statements disclosing all of the following information:
707.48(1)(a) (a) The effect on the proposed transfer of any right of first refusal or other restraint on transfer of all or any portion of the time share.
707.48(1)(b) (b) The amount of the periodic time-share liability and any unpaid time-share expense or special assessment or other sums currently due and payable from the seller.
707.48(1)(c) (c) Any other fees payable by time-share owners.
707.48(1)(d) (d) Any judgments or other matters that are or may become liens against the time share or the time-share unit and the status of any pending suits that may result in those liens.
707.48(2) (2)Managing entity; preparation of certificate.
707.48(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the managing entity, within 10 days after a request by a time-share owner, shall furnish a certificate containing the information necessary to enable the time-share owner to comply with sub. (1).
707.48(2)(b) (b) If there is no managing entity, the time-share owner shall furnish the information specified in sub. (1).
707.48(3) (3)Liability; voiding contract.
707.48(3)(a)(a) A purchaser is not liable for any unpaid time-share liability or fee greater than the amount set forth in a certificate prepared under sub. (2).
707.48(3)(b) (b) A time-share owner is not liable to a purchaser for the failure or delay of the managing entity to provide the certificate in a timely manner or for any erroneous information provided by the managing entity and included in the certificate, except for information on judgment liens against the time share or the time-share unit.
707.48(3)(c) (c) A purchaser may void a purchase contract until the certificate, whether prepared by the managing entity or time-share owner, is provided and for 5 business days after the certificate is provided or until transfer of the time share, whichever occurs first.
707.48 History History: 1987 a. 399.
707.49 707.49 Deposits; escrow requirement.
707.49(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
707.49(1)(a) (a) "Completion of construction" means that all accommodations of the time-share unit and all buildings, improvements and other facilities of the time-share property, including campground amenities, are available for use in a manner identical in all material respects to the manner portrayed by the time-share instrument, promotional materials, advertising and the time-share disclosure statements.
707.49(1)(b) (b) "Deposit" means any money or property given by a purchaser as earnest money, downpayment or other payment in connection with the purchase of a time share, whether the payment is intended to be applied toward the purchase price or other obligation or returned to the purchaser, but excluding any dues payment.
707.49(1)(c) (c) "Escrow account" means an account established solely for the purposes set forth in this section with a financial institution, as defined in s. 705.01 (3), which is located within this state and the accounts of which are insured by a governmental agency or instrumentality.
707.49(1)(d) (d) "Escrow agent" means any of the following:
707.49(1)(d)1. 1. A savings and loan association, savings bank, bank or trust company located in this state.
707.49(1)(d)2. 2. An attorney who is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
707.49(1)(d)3. 3. A real estate broker licensed under ch. 452.
707.49(1)(d)4. 4. A title insurance company authorized to do business in this state.
707.49(2) (2)Escrow agent.
707.49(2)(a)(a) Designation. Except as provided in sub. (4), before the sale of any time shares in a project, the developer shall establish an escrow account and shall designate an escrow agent for the purpose of protecting the deposits of purchasers. All escrow agents shall be independent of the developer, and the developer, any affiliate of the developer or any officer, director, subsidiary or employee of the developer shall not serve as escrow agent.
707.49(2)(b) (b) Duties. An escrow agent designated under par. (a) shall do all of the following:
707.49(2)(b)1. 1. Maintain, in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices, separate books and records for each time share.
707.49(2)(b)2. 2. Maintain the accounts required by this section only in such a manner as to be under the direct supervision and control of the escrow agent.
707.49(2)(b)3. 3. Retain for 5 years all affidavits received under sub. (3) (b).
707.49(2)(b)4. 4. Upon receipt of conflicting demands for the escrowed funds or property, immediately and with the consent of all parties either submit the matter to arbitration or, by interpleader or otherwise, seek an adjudication of the matter in court.
707.49(3) (3)Escrow agreement; release of funds.
707.49(3)(a)(a) Until the deposit may be released from escrow under par. (b), an amount equal to 50% of the deposit shall be deposited in an escrow account under an escrow agreement.
2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)