2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 116B - Condominium Hotel Act
NRS 116B.765 - Required form of information statement.

NV Rev Stat § 116B.765 (2015) What's This?

The information statement required by NRS 116B.735 and 116B.760 must be in substantially the following form:

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE PROPERTY IN A

CONDOMINIUM HOTEL

DID YOU KNOW...

1. YOU GENERALLY HAVE 5 DAYS TO CANCEL THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT?

When you enter into a purchase agreement to buy a home or unit in a condominium hotel, in most cases you should receive either a public offering statement, if you are the original purchaser of the home or unit, or a resale package, if you are not the original purchaser. The law generally provides for a 5-day period in which you have the right to cancel the purchase agreement. The 5-day period begins on different starting dates, depending on whether you receive a public offering statement or a resale package. Upon receiving a public offering statement or a resale package, you should make sure you are informed of the deadline for exercising your right to cancel. In order to exercise your right to cancel, the law generally requires that you hand deliver the notice of cancellation to the seller within the 5-day period, or mail the notice of cancellation to the seller by prepaid United States mail within the 5-day period. For more information regarding your right to cancel, see NRS 116B.755, if you received a public offering statement, or NRS 116B.760, if you received a resale package.

2. YOU ARE AGREEING TO RESTRICTIONS ON HOW YOU CAN USE YOUR PROPERTY?

These restrictions are contained in a document known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. The CC&Rs become a part of the title to your property. They bind you and every future owner of the property whether or not you have read them or had them explained to you. The CC&Rs, together with other “governing documents” (such as association bylaws and rules and regulations), are intended to preserve the character and value of properties in the condominium hotel, but may also restrict what you can do to improve or change your property and limit how you use and enjoy your property. By purchasing a property encumbered by CC&Rs, you are agreeing to limitations that could affect your lifestyle and freedom of choice. You should review the CC&Rs, and other governing documents before purchasing to make sure that these limitations and controls are acceptable to you.

3. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY OWNERS’ ASSESSMENTS AND CHARGES FOR AS LONG AS YOU OWN YOUR PROPERTY?

As an owner in a condominium hotel, you are responsible for paying your share of expenses relating to the common elements and shared components. The obligation to pay these expenses binds you and every future owner of the property. Owners’ fees are usually assessed for these expenses monthly. You have to pay dues whether or not you agree with the way the association or the hotel unit owner is managing the property or spending the assessments or charges. The hotel unit owner executive board of the association may have the power to change and increase the amount of the assessment or charges and to levy special assessments or special charges against your property to meet extraordinary expenses.

4. IF YOU FAIL TO PAY OWNERS’ ASSESSMENTS OR CHARGES, YOU COULD LOSE YOUR HOME?

If you do not pay these assessments or charges when due, the hotel unit owner or the association usually has the power to collect them by selling your property in a nonjudicial foreclosure sale. If fees become delinquent, you may also be required to pay penalties and the association’s or hotel unit owner’s costs, as applicable, and attorney’s fees to become current. If you dispute the obligation or its amount, your only remedy to avoid the loss of your home may be to file a lawsuit and ask a court to intervene in the dispute.

5. YOU MAY BECOME A MEMBER OF A HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION THAT HAS THE POWER TO AFFECT HOW YOU USE AND ENJOY YOUR PROPERTY?

Many condominium hotels have a homeowners’ association. In a new development, the association will usually be controlled by the developer until a certain number of units have been sold. After the period of developer control, the association may be controlled by property owners like yourself who are elected by homeowners to sit on an executive board and other boards and committees formed by the association. The association, and its executive board, are responsible for assessing homeowners for the cost of operating the association and the common elements of the condominium hotel. Because homeowners sitting on the executive board and other boards and committees of the association may not have the experience or professional background required to understand and carry out the responsibilities of the association properly, the association may hire professional condominium association managers to carry out these responsibilities.

Homeowners’ associations operate on democratic principles. Some decisions require all homeowners to vote, some decisions are made by the executive board or other boards or committees established by the association or governing documents. Although the actions of the association and its executive board are governed by state laws, the CC&Rs and other documents that govern the condominium hotel, decisions made by these persons will affect your use and enjoyment of your property, your lifestyle and freedom of choice, and your cost of living in the condominium hotel. You may not agree with decisions made by the association or its governing bodies even though the decisions are ones which the association is authorized to make. Decisions may be made by a few persons on the executive board or governing bodies that do not necessarily reflect the view of the majority of residential unit in the condominium hotel. If you do not agree with decisions made by the association, its executive board or other governing bodies, your remedy is typically to attempt to use the democratic processes of the association to seek the election of members of the executive board or other governing bodies that are more responsive to your needs. If you have a dispute with the association, its executive board or other governing bodies, you may be able to resolve the dispute through the complaint, investigation and intervention process administered by the Office of the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels, the Nevada Real Estate Division and the Commission for Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels. However, to resolve some disputes, you may have to mediate or arbitrate the dispute and, if mediation or arbitration is unsuccessful, you may have to file a lawsuit and ask a court to resolve the dispute. In addition to your personal cost in mediation or arbitration, or to prosecute a lawsuit, you may be responsible for paying your share of the association’s cost in defending against your claim.

6. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS OF YOUR PROPERTY WITH INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM HOTEL?

The law requires you to provide a prospective purchaser of your property with a copy of the condominium hotel’s governing documents, including the CC&Rs, association bylaws, and rules and regulations, as well as a copy of this document. You are also required to provide a copy of the association’s current year-to-date financial statement, including, without limitation, the most recent audited or reviewed financial statement, a copy of the association’s operating budget and information regarding the amount of the monthly assessment for common expenses, including the amount set aside as reserves for the repair, replacement and restoration of common elements. You are also required to provide a copy of the current year-to-date statement of the shared expenses charged to your unit by the declarant or hotel unit owner, as applicable. You are also required to inform prospective purchasers of any outstanding judgments or lawsuits pending against the association of which you are aware. For more information regarding these requirements, see NRS 116B.725 to 116B.795, inclusive.

7. YOU HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS REGARDING OWNERSHIP IN A CONDOMINIUM HOTEL THAT ARE GUARANTEED YOU BY THE STATE?

Pursuant to provisions of this chapter, you have the right:

(a) To be notified of all meetings of the association and its executive board, except in cases of emergency.

(b) To attend and speak at all meetings of the association and its executive board, except in some cases where the executive board is authorized to meet in closed, executive session.

(c) To request a special meeting of the association.

(d) To inspect, examine, photocopy and audit financial and other records of the association.

(e) To be notified of all changes in the condominium hotel’s rules and regulations and other actions by the association or board that affect you.

8. QUESTIONS?

Although they may be voluminous, you should take the time to read and understand the documents that will control your ownership of a property in a condominium hotel. You may wish to ask your real estate professional, lawyer or other person with experience to explain anything you do not understand. You may also request assistance from the Office of the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels, Nevada Real Estate Division, at (telephone number).

Buyer or prospective buyer’s initials:_____

Date:_____

(Added to NRS by 2007, 2254)

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