Time-share developers must abide by a new law in Connecticut state titled SB 897. The new law regulates time-shares, requiring developers to put in an escrow and or trust account all advance deposits received from a potential purchaser of a time-share. In the place of an escrow account, SB 897 authorizes the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to allow a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or other assurance. Should the construction of the time-share be complete, the surety bond must be in an amount equivalent to or larger than the amount of funds that would otherwise be deposited. If the project is incomplete, the surety bond may be in the quantity explained earlier or in a quantity that secures the completion of all guaranteed accommodations along with all furniture, fixtures and any other promised modifications. SB 897 became active on January 1, 2010.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.