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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 26,2013

MA Timeshare Advertising and Solicitation Bill Introduced Again

A bill that provides for excessive further regulation of the advertising and solicitation of timeshares has once again been introduced in the MA Senate.

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