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2015 Florida Statutes

SECTION 706
Specific provisions pertaining to offering of units by a bulk assignee or bulk buyer.
F.S. 718.706
718.706 Specific provisions pertaining to offering of units by a bulk assignee or bulk buyer.
(1) Before offering more than seven units in a single condominium for sale or for lease for a term exceeding 5 years, a bulk assignee or a bulk buyer must file the following documents with the division and provide such documents to a prospective purchaser or tenant:
(a) An updated prospectus or offering circular, or a supplement to the prospectus or offering circular, filed by the original developer prepared in accordance with s. 718.504, which must include the form of contract for sale and for lease in compliance with s. 718.503(2);
(b) An updated Frequently Asked Questions and Answers sheet;
(c) The executed escrow agreement if required under s. 718.202; and
(d) The financial information required by s. 718.111(13). However, if a financial information report did not exist before the acquisition of title by the bulk assignee or bulk buyer, and if accounting records that permit preparation of the required financial information report for that period cannot be obtained despite good faith efforts by the bulk assignee or the bulk buyer, the bulk assignee or bulk buyer is excused from the requirement of this paragraph. However, the bulk assignee or bulk buyer must include in the purchase contract the following statement in conspicuous type:

ALL OR A PORTION OF THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION REPORT REQUIRED UNDER S. 718.111(13) FOR THE TIME PERIOD BEFORE THE SELLER’S ACQUISITION OF THE UNIT IS NOT AVAILABLE OR CANNOT BE OBTAINED DESPITE THE GOOD FAITH EFFORTS OF THE SELLER.

(2) Before offering more than seven units in a single condominium for sale or for lease for a term exceeding 5 years, a bulk assignee or a bulk buyer must file with the division and provide to a prospective purchaser or tenant under a lease for a term exceeding 5 years a disclosure statement that includes, but is not limited to:
(a) A description of any of the developer rights that have been assigned to the bulk assignee or bulk buyer;
(b) The following statement in conspicuous type:

THE SELLER IS NOT OBLIGATED FOR ANY WARRANTIES OF THE DEVELOPER UNDER S. 718.203(1) OR S. 718.618, AS APPLICABLE, EXCEPT FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT, OR REPAIR WORK PERFORMED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE SELLER; and

(c) If the condominium is a conversion subject to part VI, the following statement in conspicuous type:

THE SELLER HAS NO OBLIGATION TO FUND CONVERTER RESERVES OR TO PROVIDE CONVERTER WARRANTIES UNDER S. 718.618 ON ANY PORTION OF THE CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY REQUIRED OF THE SELLER IN THE CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE AND SALE EXECUTED BY THE SELLER AND THE PREVIOUS DEVELOPER AND PERTAINING TO ANY DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT, OR REPAIR WORK PERFORMED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE SELLER.

(3) A bulk assignee, while in control of the board of administration of the association, may not authorize, on behalf of the association:
(a) The waiver of reserves or the reduction of funding of the reserves pursuant to s. 718.112(2)(f)2., unless approved by a majority of the voting interests not controlled by the developer, bulk assignee, and bulk buyer; or
(b) The use of reserve expenditures for other purposes pursuant to s. 718.112(2)(f)3., unless approved by a majority of the voting interests not controlled by the developer, bulk assignee, and bulk buyer.
(4) A bulk assignee or a bulk buyer must comply with s. 718.302 regarding any contracts entered into by the association during the period the bulk assignee or bulk buyer maintains control of the board of administration. Unit owners shall be provided all of the rights and protections contained in s. 718.302 regarding agreements entered into by the association which are under the control of the developer, bulk assignee, or bulk buyer.
(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a bulk assignee or a bulk buyer is not required to comply with the filing or disclosure requirements of subsections (1) and (2) if all of the units owned by the bulk assignee or bulk buyer are offered and conveyed to a single purchaser in a single transaction.
History.s. 18, ch. 2010-174; s. 12, ch. 2011-196.