(a) The Alabama Real Estate Commission shall be responsible for the enforcement and implementation of this article, and the Attorney General of the State of Alabama, or the district attorney of any county of the State of Alabama upon request by the commission, shall assist the commission in the enforcement of this article and the prosecution of violations hereunder. The provisions of this article shall not be construed to limit in any manner the right of any party to bring a private action to enforce the provisions of this article. In addition to the administrative enforcement of this article by the commission, the following shall be Class A misdemeanors triable in the courts of Alabama:
(1) It shall be a Class A misdemeanor for any person, natural or legal, while within the borders of the State of Alabama, to participate in the sale or attempted sale of any time-share plan unless licensed to do so by the commission or exempted from such licensure by the laws of the State of Alabama or the United States, regardless of whether the vacation time-sharing plan is itself located within the State of Alabama.
(2) It shall be a Class A misdemeanor for any person, natural or legal, to or attempt to, sell, lease, or otherwise market any interest in any vacation time-sharing plan not registered with the commission as a vacation time-sharing plan or exempted from such registration by the laws of the State of Alabama or the United States, regardless of whether the vacation time-sharing plan is itself located within the State of Alabama.
(b) Any time-sharing sale made in Alabama between a time-share purchaser and a seller for the purchase or lease of a time-share week or weeks in a vacation time-share plan which is not registered with the commission, or whose registration is under suspension, or which is under an order from the commission to cease and desist from sales, shall be voidable by the purchaser. An action to void such a transaction must be brought by the purchaser within three years of the date of the making of the lease or sales agreement. In any such action, the prevailing party may be awarded reasonable attorney fees as determined by the court.
Last modified: May 3, 2021