2017 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 32 - Time-Share Programs and Vacation Clubs
Part 3 - Membership Camping Act
§ 66-32-307. Prerequisites to selling membership camping contracts.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 66-32-307 (2017)
  • With respect to any campground in this state acquired and put into operation by a membership camping operator after July 1, 1985, the membership camping operator shall not sell membership camping contracts in this state granting the right to use such campground until one (1) of the following requirements has been satisfied:
    • (1) Each person holding an interest in a blanket encumbrance shall have executed and delivered a nondisturbance agreement and such agreement shall have been recorded in the real estate records of the county in which the campground is located;
    • (2) The financial institution providing the major hypothecation loan to the membership camping operator, the "hypothecation lender", shall have a lien on, or security interest in, the membership camping operator's interest in the campground, and the hypothecation lender shall have executed and delivered a nondisturbance agreement and recorded such agreement in the real estate records of the county in which the campground is located. In addition, each person holding an interest in a blanket encumbrance superior to the interest held by the hypothecation lender shall have executed, delivered, and recorded an instrument stating that such person shall give the hypothecation lender notice of, and at least thirty (30) days to cure, any default under the blanket encumbrance before such person commences any foreclosure action affecting the campground. For the purposes of this provision, a major hypothecation loan to a membership camping operator is a loan or line of credit secured by substantially all of the contracts receivable arising from the membership camping operator's sale of membership camping contracts;
    • (3) In the event the membership camping operator is selling real estate to purchasers, each person holding an interest in a blanket encumbrance shall have executed and delivered an agreement providing for periodic releases from the blanket encumbrance as real estate sales fees are paid on the debt. However, in such case, the membership camping operator shall have obtained an irrevocable letter of credit or surety bonds in favor of the holder of the blanket encumbrance insuring the completion of the roads and structural amenities which are promised for the project now being developed; or
    • (4) The membership campground operator whose project is subject to an underlying blanket lien or encumbrance may obtain the agreement of the lienholder to take the project, in the event of default by the developer, subject to the rights of the nondefaulting purchasers by posting a bond equal to fifty percent (50%) of the amount owed to the lienholder, making an assignment of receivables equal to one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) of the principal amounts due to the lienholder, pledging collateral security equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the amount owed to the lienholder or entering into any other financing plan or escrow agreement acceptable to the lienholder.
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