Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 66: Property

Chapter 32: Time-Share Programs and Vacation Clubs

Part 1: Time-Share Act of 1981

TCA 66-32-132: Advertising -- Specific prohibitions.

No advertising for the offer or sale of time-share intervals shall:

     (1)  Contain any representation as to the availability of a resale program or rental program offered by or on behalf of the developer or its affiliate unless the resale program and/or rental program has been made a part of the offering and submitted to the commission;

     (2)  Contain an offer or inducement to purchase which purports to be limited as to quantity or restricted as to time unless the numerical quantity and/or time applicable to the offer or inducement is clearly and conspicuously disclosed;

     (3)  Contain any statement concerning the investment merit or profit potential of the time-share interval unless the commission has determined from evidence submitted on behalf of the developer that the representation is neither false nor misleading;

     (4)   Make a prediction of or imply specific or immediate increases in the price or value of the time-share intervals; nor shall a price increase of a time-share interval be announced more than sixty (60) days prior to the date that the increase will be placed into effect;

     (5)  Contain statements concerning the availability of time-share intervals at a particular minimum price if the number of time-share intervals available at that price comprises less than ten percent (10%) of the unsold inventory of the developer, unless the number of time-share intervals then for sale at the minimum price is set forth in the advertisement;

     (6)  Contain any statement that the time-share interval being offered for sale can be further divided unless a full disclosure is included as to the legal requirements for further division of the time-share interval;

     (7)  Contain any asterisk or other reference symbol as a means of contradicting or changing the ordinary meaning of any previously made statement in the advertisement;

     (8)  Misrepresent the size, nature, extent, qualities, or characteristics of the accommodations or facilities which comprise the time-share project;

     (9)  Misrepresent the nature or extent of any services incident to the time-share project;

     (10)  Misrepresent or imply that a facility or service is available for the exclusive use of purchasers or owners if a public right of access or of use of the facility or service exists;

     (11)  Make any misleading or deceptive representation with respect to the contents of the time-share program, the purchase contract, the purchaser's rights, privileges, benefits or obligations under the purchase contract or this part;

     (12)  Misrepresent the conditions under which a purchaser or owner may participate in an exchange program; or

     (13)   Describe any proposed or uncompleted private facilities over which the developer has no control unless the estimated date of completion is set forth and evidence has been presented to the commission that the completion and operation of the facilities are reasonably assured within the time represented in the advertisement.

History: [Acts 1983, ch. 210, § 8.]