2017 Florida Statutes
Termination of timeshare plans.
Termination of timeshare plans.
721.125 Termination of timeshare plans.—
(1) Unless the timeshare instrument provides otherwise, the vote or written consent, or both, of 60 percent of all voting interests in a timeshare plan may terminate the term of the timeshare plan at any time. If a timeshare plan is terminated pursuant to this section, the termination has immediate effect pursuant to applicable law and the timeshare instrument as if the effective date of the termination were the original date of termination.
(2) If a termination vote or consent pursuant to subsection (1) is proposed for a component site of a multisite timeshare plan located in this state, the proposed termination is effective only if the person authorized to make additions or substitutions of accommodations and facilities pursuant to the timeshare instrument also approves the termination.
(3)(a) If the timeshare property is managed by an owners’ association that is separate from any underlying condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association, the termination of a timeshare plan does not change the corporate status of the owners’ association. The owners’ association continues to exist only for the purposes of concluding its affairs, prosecuting and defending actions by or against it, collecting and discharging obligations, disposing of and conveying its property, collecting and dividing its assets, and otherwise complying with this subsection.
1. After termination of a timeshare plan, the board of administration of the owners’ association shall serve as the termination trustee, and in such fiduciary capacity may bring an action in partition on behalf of the tenants in common in each former timeshare property or sell the former timeshare property in any manner and to any person who is approved by a majority of all such tenants in common. The termination trustee also has all other powers reasonably necessary to effect the partition or sale of the former timeshare property, including the power to maintain the property during the pendency of any partition action or sale.
2. All reasonable expenses incurred by the termination trustee relating to the performance of its duties pursuant to this subsection, including the reasonable fees of attorneys and other professionals, must be paid by the tenants in common of the former timeshare property subject to partition or sale, proportionate to their respective ownership interests.
3. The termination trustee shall adopt reasonable procedures to implement the partition or sale of the former timeshare property and comply with the requirements of this subsection.
(b) If a timeshare plan is terminated in a timeshare condominium or timeshare cooperative and the underlying condominium or cooperative is not simultaneously terminated, a majority of the tenants in common in each former timeshare unit present and voting in person or by proxy at a meeting of such tenants in common conducted by the termination trustee, or conducted by the board of administration of the condominium or cooperative association, if such association managed the former timeshare property, shall designate a voting representative for the unit and file a voting certificate with the condominium or cooperative association. The voting representative may vote on all matters at meetings of the condominium or cooperative association, including termination of the condominium or cooperative.
(4) This section applies only to a timeshare plan that has been in existence for at least 25 years as of the effective date of the termination vote or consent required by subsection (1).
History.—s. 4, ch. 2015-144; s. 3, ch. 2017-22.