2019 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 32 - Time-Share Programs and Vacation Clubs
Part 1 - Time-Share Act of 1981
§ 66-32-107. Time-share estate management.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 66-32-107 (2019)
  • The time-share instruments for a time-share estate program shall prescribe reasonable arrangements for management and operation of the time-share program and for the maintenance, repair and furnishing of units, which shall ordinarily include, but need not be limited to, provisions for the following:
    • (1) Creation of an association of time-share estate owners;

    • (2) Adoption of bylaws for organizing and operating the association;

    • (3) Payment of costs and expenses of operating the time-share program and owning and maintaining the units;

    • (4) Employment and termination of employment of the managing agent for the association;

    • (5) Preparation and dissemination to owners of an annual budget and of operating statements and other financial information concerning the time-share program;

    • (6) Adoption of standards and rules of conduct for the use and occupancy of units by owners;

    • (7)

      • (A) Collection of assessments from owners to defray the expenses of management of the time-share program and maintenance of the units, which will include the maintenance of reserve and escrow accounts that will adequately provide for the maintenance and replacement of capital improvements to the commonly owned areas of the time-sharing program and for the timely maintenance and replacement of the personal property commonly owned by the time-share estates;

      • (B) The board of directors of the property owners association shall decide when maintenance or replacement of capital improvements shall be accomplished and shall set amounts of reserve. The board of directors of the property owners association and managing agent shall disclose to each interval owner, in a written annual report, the status of the required accounts. The report shall include the total funds deposited, the current balance, the interest earned, the purpose and amount of any payouts since the previous report. The report shall include the name and address of the person or persons in responsible charge of the accounts;

    • (8) Comprehensive general liability insurance for death, bodily injury and property damage arising out of, or in connection with, the use of units by owners, their guests and other users;

    • (9) Methods for providing compensation for use periods or monetary compensation to an owner if a unit cannot be made available for the period to which the owner is entitled by schedule or by confirmed reservation;

    • (10) Procedures for imposing a monetary penalty or suspension of an owner's rights and privileges in the time-share program for failure of the owner to comply with provisions of the time-share instruments or the rules of the association with respect to the use of the units. Under these procedures an owner must be given notice and the opportunity to refute or explain the charges against such owner in person or in writing to the governing body of the association before a decision to impose discipline is rendered;

    • (11) Employment of attorneys, accountants and other professional persons as necessary to assist in the management of the time-share program and the units;

    • (12) The managing agent for the association shall be responsible for the maintenance of an escrow or reserve account, as set by the board of directors, which shall contain the assessments collected for the maintenance and replacement of the capital improvements to the commonly owned areas and for the maintenance and timely replacement of the personal property commonly owned by the time-share estates. Such escrow or reserve accounts shall be maintained in an institution insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation or federally insured agencies;

    • (13) Failure of the managing agent to properly maintain the escrow or reserve accounts, as set by the board of directors, for maintenance and replacement of capital improvements to the common area and the maintenance and timely replacement of the personal property shall constitute a felony and the managing agent shall be subject to the penalties as provided in § 66-32-118; and

    • (14) The managing agent shall be a licensed real estate firm or bonded agent. The principal broker/agent of the firm shall have control of the accounts required in subdivision (12), and shall enter into a tri-party agreement by and between the commission, the managing agent, and the depository institution, providing for the authority of the commission to access and inspect the account records at all times on behalf of the condominium homeowners association.

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