93A-63. Reservation systems.

(a) The developer shall describe in the timeshare declaration any creation of a reservation system and shall establish rules and regulations for its operation. In establishing these rules and regulations, the developer shall take into account the location and anticipated relative use demand of each timeshare unit and timeshare project component site that is included in the timeshare program and, the developer shall use its best efforts, in good faith and based upon all reasonably available evidence under the circumstances, to further the best interests of the owners as a whole with respect to their opportunity to use and enjoy the timeshare units.

(b) The rules and regulations shall also provide for periodic adjustment or amendment of the reservation system by the reservation system operator from time to time in order to respond to actual owner use patterns and changes in owner use demand for the timeshare units existing at that time within the timeshare program. In addition to any other rights granted by the rules and regulations of the timeshare program, the reservation system operator is authorized to manage the reservation and use of the timeshare program using those processes, analyses, procedures, and methods that are in the best interests of the owners as a whole to efficiently manage the timeshare program.

(c) The reservation system operator shall have the right to forecast anticipated reservation and use of the timeshare units, including the right to take into account current and previous reservation and use of the timeshare units, information about events that are scheduled to occur, seasonal use patterns, and other pertinent factors that affect the reservation or use of the timeshare program.

(d) The reservation system operator is authorized to reserve timeshare periods and timeshare units, in the best interests of the owners as a whole, for the purposes of depositing any reserved use with an affiliated exchange program or renting any reserved timeshare periods or timeshare units in order to facilitate the use or future use of the timeshare period or timeshare units or other benefits made available through the timeshare program to owners.

(e) If the reservation system operator is not the timeshare owners' association, the following provisions shall apply with respect to termination of the reservation system operator's management agreement or reservation agreement:

(1) No later than 90 days after the date of termination, or another date as set forth in the applicable management agreement or reservation agreement, the terminated reservation system operator shall transfer to the timeshare owners' association, or any designated successor reservation system operator, all relevant data held by the prior reservation system operator and related to any reservation system and any other records and information as is necessary to permit the uninterrupted operation and administration of the reservation system. However, the information required to be transferred does not include private information of the terminated reservation system operator that is not directly related to operation and management of the timeshare program.

(2) All reasonable costs incurred by the terminated reservation system operator in effecting the transfer of information shall be reimbursed to the terminated reservation system operator as a common expense of the timeshare program within 10 days after the completed transfer of the information.

(3) Nothing contained in this section shall preclude a reservation system operator from providing in its agreement with the timeshare owners' association or in the timeshare declaration that the reservation system operator owns the reservation system and that the reservation system operator shall continue to own the reservation system in the event that it is terminated. (2021-163, s. 1(c); 2021-192, s. 5(a).)