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July 18,2019

ARDA-ROC Introduces Termination and Extension bill in Massachusetts

Many timeshare plans in Massachusetts include expiration dates which are rapidly approaching.  Without any guidance in the timeshare plans for the orderly process and dissolution of expiring plans, the result is chaotic.  Typically, a condominium plan would still remain in place, but the 52 owners of interests in each unit become tenants in common, making the use or disposition of the unit nearly impossible.  When these expiration dates approach, Massachusetts timeshare owners should be able to choose whether they want to continue owning their timeshare or whether they want the resort to wind down, and have policies and procedures in place to facilitate the option they choose
December 08,2010

Massachusetts Non-Judicial Foreclosure for Timeshares Effective January 4

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill enacting non-judicial foreclosure legislation for timeshares on October 6, 2010.  The new law, effective on January 4, 2011 will greatly streamline the process and reduce costs for timeshare foreclosures

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June 19,2016

ARDA and ARDA-ROC Oppose Legislation Proposing Voluntary Surrender of Timeshare Interests (HB 1658)

If passed, the bill would enable a timeshare owner to voluntarily surrender their timeshare as long as they have no outstanding payments due to the HOA and no other liens on the timeshare, regardless of whether the managing entity has the capacity to take on the financial obligations of ownership of the surrendered timeshare.
June 26,2013

Massachusetts Mandatory Take-Back Bill Likely Defeated

ARDA and ARDA-ROC representatives are actively lobbying against a bill in Massachusetts that would require managing entities and developers to take back unwanted timeshares.
June 24,2013

ARDA-ROC Supports Intro of Resale/Transfer Bill in MA

H. 266 Legislative Update - On Tuesday, June 11 ARDA-ROC representatives were present to testify in support of H. 266 before the Massachusetts House of Representatives' Consumer Protection Committee.

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