93A-69.1. Timeshare program terminations.

(a) Unless the timeshare declaration provides otherwise, the vote or written consent, or both, of sixty percent (60%) of all voting interests in a timeshare program may terminate the term of the timeshare program at any time. If a timeshare program is terminated pursuant to this section, the termination has immediate effect pursuant to applicable law and the timeshare declaration as if the effective date of the termination were the original date of termination.

(b) If the timeshare property is managed by a timeshare owners' association that is separate from any underlying owners' association, the termination of a timeshare program does not change the corporate status of the timeshare owners' association. The timeshare owners' association continues to exist only for the purposes of concluding its affairs, prosecuting and defending actions by or against it, collecting and discharging obligations, disposing of and conveying its property, collecting and dividing its assets, and otherwise complying with this subsection.

(c) After termination of a timeshare program, the managing entity or the board, if there is a timeshare owners' association, shall serve as the termination trustee, and in a fiduciary capacity may bring an action in partition on behalf of the tenants in common in each former timeshare property or sell the former timeshare property in any manner and to any person who is approved by a majority of all tenants in common. The termination trustee shall have all other powers reasonably necessary to effect the partition or sale of the former timeshare property, including the power to maintain the property during the pendency of any partition action or sale.

(d) All reasonable expenses incurred by the termination trustee relating to the performance of its duties pursuant to this section, including reasonable attorneys' fees and other professionals, must be paid by the tenants in common of the former timeshare property subject to partition or sale proportionate to their respective ownership interests.

(e) The termination trustee shall adopt reasonable procedures to implement the partition or sale of the former timeshare property and comply with the requirements of this section.

(f) If a timeshare program is terminated in an underlying property regime and the underlying property regime is not simultaneously terminated, a majority of the tenants in common in each former timeshare unit present and voting in person or by proxy at a meeting of tenants in common conducted by the termination trustee, or conducted by the board of the owners' association of the underlying property regime, if the owners' association managed the former timeshare property, shall designate a voting representative for the timeshare unit and file a voting certificate with the owners' association for the underlying regime. The voting representative may vote on all matters at meetings of the owners' association for the underlying regime, including termination of the underlying regime.

(g) Unless the timeshare declaration provides otherwise, this section applies only to a timeshare program that has been in existence for at least 25 years as of the effective date of the termination vote or consent.

(h) If a termination vote or consent is proposed for a timeshare project of a multisite timeshare program located in this State, the proposed termination is effective only if the person authorized to make additions or substitutions of accommodations and facilities pursuant to the timeshare instrument also approves the termination. (2021-163, s. 1(c); 2021-192, s. 5(a).)