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Mississippi Real Estate Commission Rules and Regulations
TITLE 30: Professions and Occupations
PART 1601: Mississippi Real Estate Commission
Chapter 1: Licensing

Rule 1.1 Applying for a License

A. An applicant for a broker’s license must pass the National Portion of the broker’s
examination with a grade of at least 75% and must pass the State Specific Portion of the
examination with a grade of at least 80%.

B. An applicant for a salesperson’s license must pass the National Portion of the salesperson’s
examination with a grade of at least 70% and must pass the State Specific Portion of the
examination with a grade of at least 75%.

C. An application fee must accompany the application and will not be refunded after the
applicant is scheduled for the examination.

D. The approved Examination Testing Provider will administer examination in various
locations in and near the State of Mississippi. Applicants will arrange the time and place
of their examination with the Testing Provider.

E. When an applicant is approved for either examination, applicant has two months in which
to take and pass both the National Portion and the State Specific Portion of the examination.
If the applicant fails to appear for the examination within the two months allowed,
applicant’s fee will be forfeited, and their file closed. If the applicant fails to pass the first
examination, applicant will be allowed to take the next examination with the payment of
an additional fee to the Testing Provider. If the applicant fails to appear for the second
examination, fees will be forfeited, and their file closed.

F. If a corporation has been chartered by the state of Mississippi, the license will be issued in the corporate name except that no license will be issued for a corporation, company, or
trade name where there exists in that county or trade area a real estate broker or real estate
agency having a substantially similar name.

G. A real estate licensee of another state who desires to obtain a license under this chapter
shall be exempt from the examination provided the examination administered in the other
state is determined by the Commission to be equivalent to such examination given in this
state and provided that such other state extends this same privilege or exemption to
Mississippi real estate licensees.

Real estate education courses obtained through sources (providers) other than those set
forth in Section 73-35-7 of the statute, but which are accepted in the state where the
applicant is licensed, may be accepted by the Commission provided the state where the
applicant is licensed has entered into a reciprocal agreement with this state.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 1.2 Changing the Status of a License

A. To change a license from active to inactive status, licensee shall notify the Commission in
writing, shall insure that the license is returned to the Commission and shall pay the
appropriate fee. A licensee who is on inactive status at time of renewal may renew the
license on inactive status by filing a renewal application and paying the renewal fee. A
broker who terminates a real estate business may place the business license on inactive
status. To return to active status, a salesperson or broker/salesperson must file a transfer
application. A broker and/or a business license may be activated by notifying the
Commission by letter or transfer application including required fee.

B. When a licensee wishes to transfer from one broker to another, the transferring licensee
must file a transfer application signed by the new broker accompanied by the transfer fee
and must furnish a statement that the licensee is not carrying any listings or pertinent
information belonging to the former broker unless that broker so consents.

C. Any licensee who has entered active duty military service due to draft laws or national
emergency shall, upon his return to civilian life and within twelve (12) months after
honorable discharge, be considered, so far as this Commission is concerned, to have been
continuously engaged in the real estate business in the same capacity.

(1) Partnership, association or corporation…………………………………… $ 75.00
(2) Branch Office………………………………………………………………$ 50.00
C. Renewal fees for two-year period (Maximum):
(1) Broker (individual)……………………………………………………….. $150.00
(2) Broker (partnership, association, corporation)…………………………… $150.00
(3) Salesperson………………………………………………………………. $120.00
(4) Branch Office……………………………………………………………. $100.00
Penalty for late renewal within grace period – 100%
D. Changes:
(1) Place of business change (active license only)………………………… $ 50.00
(2) Each duplicate license…………………………………………………… $ 50.00
(3) Each transfer of license……………………………………………………. $ 50.00
(4) Status change from active to inactive status……………………………… $ 25.00
(5) Status change from inactive to active status……………………………… $ 50.00
E. Check charge:
(1) Each check returned not paid to the Commission…………………………$ 25.00
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 2.2 All fees are the same for both Resident and Nonresident Licenses.
Fees and monies payable to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission may be by personal check, cash, cashier’s check or money order. All personal checks shall be made payable to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. Any personal checks returned not paid or for any other reason shall constitute justifiable grounds for refusing, suspending or revoking a license.

Non-sufficient fund (NSF) checks, if not made good by renewal deadline, will cause the licensee to be in non-renewal status and necessitates the payment of a penalty (100%) by licensee.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Part 1601 Chapter 3: Administration/Conducting Business
Rule 3.1 General Rules

A. It shall be the duty of the responsible broker to instruct the licensees licensed under that
broker in the fundamentals of real estate practice, ethics of the profession and the
Mississippi Real Estate License Law and to exercise supervision of their real estate
activities for which a license is required.

B. A real estate broker who operates under the supervision of a responsible broker must not
at any time act independently as a broker. The responsible broker shall at all times be
responsible for the action of the affiliated broker to the same extent as though that licensee
were a salesperson and that affiliated broker shall not perform any real estate service
without the full consent and knowledge of his employing or supervising broker.
However, should the responsible broker agree that a broker under his supervision may
perform certain real estate services outside the responsible broker’s supervision or direction
the responsible broker shall notify the Commission in writing as to the exact nature of such
relationship and the names of the broker or brokers involved. The responsible broker shall
immediately notify the Commission in writing upon the termination of such relationship.

C. A licensed Mississippi broker may cooperate with a broker licensed in another state who
does not hold a Mississippi license through the use of a cooperative agreement. A separate
cooperative agreement must be filed for each property, prospective user or transaction with
said writing reflecting the compensation to be paid to the Mississippi licensed broker. The
listing or property management agreement for the Mississippi real property shall in such
cases remain in the name of the Mississippi licensed broker.

The commissions or other compensation resulting from the sale/rent/lease/property
management or auction of the Mississippi real property and which are earned during the
period the cooperative agreement is in force shall be divided on a negotiable basis between
the Mississippi broker and the nonresident broker.

A responsible (principal) nonresident broker described herein is defined as an active,
licensed responsible real estate broker of another state who does not possess an active
responsible nonresident real estate broker’s license issued by the Mississippi Real Estate
Commission (MREC). A Mississippi broker described herein is a responsible (principal)
real estate broker whose license is on active status and whose license was issued by MREC
either as a responsible resident Mississippi broker or as a responsible nonresident
Mississippi broker.

The responsible nonresident broker cannot place any sign on real property located in the
state of Mississippi without the written consent of the cooperating responsible Mississippi
broker. When the consent is obtained, the sign of the responsible Mississippi broker must
be placed in a prominent place and in close proximity to the responsible nonresident
broker’s sign. Any licensed responsible Mississippi broker assisting or cooperating in the
sale, lease, property management, rental or auction of real property within the state of
Mississippi with a responsible nonresident broker who fails or refuses to list his or her
name in such advertisement, or fails or refuses to cross-list such property with him or her,
in writing, shall be deemed in violation of Section 73-35-11 of the Real Estate Broker’s
License Act, and shall be subject to a revocation or suspension of his or her license. In
such instance herein where a responsible Mississippi broker enters into a cooperative
agreement with a responsible nonresident broker pertaining to the sale of real property
within the state of Mississippi, the responsible Mississippi broker must file two copies of
the cooperating agreement with the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

D. A responsible broker must maintain an office and display the license therein. If the broker
has more than one office, the broker shall display a branch office license in each branch
office. The broker is responsible for the real estate practices of those licensees.

E. No licensee shall pay any part of a fee, commission, or other compensation received by
such licensee in buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, auctioning or renting any real estate
except to another licensee through the licensee’s responsible broker.

No licensee shall knowingly pay a commission, or other compensation to a licensed person
knowing that licensee will in turn pay a portion or all of that which is received to a person
who does not hold a real estate license.

A licensee who has changed to inactive status or who has transferred to another responsible broker may receive compensation from the previous responsible broker if the commission was generated from activity during the time that the licensee was under the supervision of that responsible broker.

F. Any licensee who fails in a timely manner to respond to official Mississippi Real Estate
Commission written communication or who fails or neglects to abide by Mississippi Real
Estate Commission’s Rules and Regulations shall be deemed, prima facie, to be guilty of
improper dealing.

G. A real estate broker or salesperson in the ordinary course of business may give an opinion
as to the sales price of real estate for the purpose of a prospective listing or sale; however,
this opinion as to the listing price or the sale price shall not be referred to as an appraisal
and must be completed in compliance with Section 73-35-4 of the Real Estate Broker’s
License Act and must conform to the Standards established by the National Association of
Broker Price Opinion Professionals (NABPOP).

H. When an offer is made on property owned by a party with whom a broker has entered into a listing agreement, such broker shall document and date the seller’s personal acceptance or rejection of the offer and upon written request, shall provide a copy of such
document to the person making the offer.

I. A real estate licensee shall not be exempt from disciplinary actions by the commission
when selling property owned by the licensee.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 3.2 Documents

A. A real estate licensee shall immediately (at the time of signing) deliver a true and correct
copy of any instrument to any party or parties executing the same.

B. All exclusive listing agreements shall be in writing, properly identify the property to be
sold, and contain all of the terms and conditions under which the transaction is to be
consummated; including the sales price, the considerations to be paid, the signatures of all
parties to the agreement, and a definite date of expiration. No listing agreement shall
contain any provision requiring the listing party to notify the broker of their intention to
cancel the listing after such definite expiration date. An “Exclusive Agency” listing or
“Exclusive Right to Sell” listing shall clearly indicate in the listing agreement that it is such
an agreement.

C. All exclusive buyer representation agreements shall be in writing and properly identify the
terms and conditions under which the buyer will rely on the broker for the purchase of real
estate; including the sales price, the considerations to be paid, the signatures of all parties
to the agreement, and a definite date of expiration. The buyer may terminate the agreement
upon fifteen (15) calendar days written notice to the buyer’s exclusive agent. An Exclusive
Buyer Representation agreement shall clearly indicate in the body of the document that it
is such an agreement.

D. In the event that more than one written offer is made before the owner has accepted an
offer, any other written offer received by the listing broker, whether from a prospective
purchaser or from another licensee cooperating in a sale, shall be presented to the owner
unless the listing broker has specific, written instructions from the owner to postpone the
presentation of other offers. Broker should caution the seller against countering on more
than one offer at the same time.

E. Every real estate contract must reflect whom the broker represents by a statement over the signatures of the parties to the contract.

F. No licensee shall represent to a lender or any other interested party, either verbally or
through the preparation of a false sales contract, an amount in excess of the true and actual
selling price.

G. A real estate broker must keep on file for three years following its consummation, complete records relating to any real estate transaction. This includes, but is not limited to:
listings, options, leases, offers to purchase, contracts of sale, escrow records, agency
agreements and copies of all closing statements.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 3.3 Advertising

A. “Advertising” means the use of any oral, written, visual, printed or electronically
generated advertisement by a real estate licensee or other person on behalf of a real estate
licensee.

“Advertisement” means any oral, written, visual, printed or electronic media
advertisement and encompasses any correspondence, mailing, newsletter, brochure,
business card, for sale or for lease signage or sign rider, promotional items, automobile
signage, telephone directory listing, radio and television broadcasts, telephone
solicitation and electronic media to include e-mails, text messaging, public blogs, social
media-networking websites, and/or internet displays.

B. A broker shall advertise in the name in which the license is issued. A broker may use a
descriptive term after the broker’s name to indicate the occupation in which engaged, for
example, “realty”, “real estate” or “property management”. If advertising in any other
form, a partnership, trade name, association, company or corporation license must be
obtained prior to advertising in that manner.

All advertising must be under the direct supervision and in the name of the Principal
Broker or in the name of the real estate Brokerage Firm and must prominently display the
name of the Principal Broker or the name of the Brokerage Firm in such a manner that it
is conspicuous, discernible and easily identifiable by a member of the public.
Principal Brokers are required to verify and determine that their name or the name of the
Brokerage Firm is prominently displayed on all advertising and that the name of any real
estate licensee or any approved real estate Team or Group is situated near the name of
the Brokerage Firm. The Broker or the Brokerage Firm must be identified by using the
same size or larger print as that of a Licensee or a Team in all advertising. All advertising
must include the telephone number of the Principal Broker or the Brokerage Firm.

C. No Principal Broker or licensee sponsored by said broker shall in any way advertise
property or place a sign on any such property offering the property forsale or rent without
first obtaining the written authorization to do so by all owners of the property or by any
appointed person or entity who also has full authority to convey the property.

D. When a licensee is advertising their own property for sale, purchase or exchange which
is not listed with a broker, the licensee must indicate that he or she is licensed. The
disclosure of licensee’s status must be made in all forms of advertising enumerated in
Rule 3.3 (A), including the “for sale” sign.

In addition to disclosing their licensed status in all advertisements, licensees are required
to disclose their licensed status on all real estate contracts in which they have an
ownership interest.

A licensee shall not advertise to sell, buy, exchange, auction, rent or lease property in a
manner indicating that the offer to sell, buy, exchange, auction, rent, or lease such
property is being made by a private party who is not engaged in the real estate business.
No advertisement shall be inserted by a licensee in any publication where only a post
office box number, telephone number, e-mail address or street address appears. Every licensee, when advertising real estate in any publication, shall indicate that the party  dvertising is licensed in real estate; whether on active or inactive status.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 3.4 Earnest Money
A. The responsible broker is responsible at all times for earnest money deposits. Earnest

money accepted by the broker or any licensee for which the broker is responsible and upon
acceptance of a mutually agreeable contract is required to deposit the money into a trust
account prior to the close of business of the next banking day. The responsible broker is
required to promptly account for and remit the full amount of the deposit or earnest money
at the consummation or termination of transaction. A licensee is required to pay over to the
responsible broker all deposits and earnest money immediately upon receipt thereof.
Earnest money must be returned promptly when the purchaser is rightfully entitled to same
allowing reasonable time for clearance of the earnest money check. In the event of
uncertainty as to the proper disposition of earnest money, the broker may turn earnest
money over to a court of law for disposition. Failure to comply with this regulation shall
constitute grounds for revocation or suspension of license.

B. When the broker is the agent for the seller and for any reason the seller fails or is unable to
consummate the transaction, the broker has no right to any portion of the earnest money
deposited by the purchaser, even if a commission has been earned. The entire amount of
the earnest money deposit must be returned to the purchaser and the broker should look to
the seller for compensation.

C. Accurate records shall be kept on escrow accounts of all monies received, disbursed, or on hand. All monies shall be individually identified as to a particular transaction. Escrow
records shall be kept in accordance with standard accounting practices and shall be
subject to inspection at all times by the Commission.

Monies received in a trust account on behalf of clients or customers are not assets of the
broker; however, a broker may deposit and keep in each escrow account or rental account
some personal funds for the express purpose of covering service charges and other bank
debits related to each account.

D. If a broker, as escrow agent, accepts a check and later finds that such check has not been honored by the bank on which it was drawn, the broker shall immediately notify all parties involved in the transaction.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 3.5 Real Estate Teams or Groups

A. A “Team or Group” shall mean a collective name used by two or more active real estate
licensees who represent themselves to the public as being part of a single entity which is
organized with the written approval of a Principal Broker to perform licensable real
estate activity. To qualify as a “Real Estate Team or Group” the active real estate
licensees must be working together and each must (a) work under the direct supervision
of the same Principal Broker, (b) work together on real estate transactions to provide real
estate brokerage services, (c) must represent themselves to the public as being part of a
Team or Group, (d) must be designated by a specific team or group name, and (e) must
conduct all real estate activity from the primary office or branch office where their
individual licenses are displayed.

B. All Principal Brokers must have specific information on each Team operating within
their Brokerage and must register each Team with the Real Estate Commission on forms
provided for that purpose; to include a detailed list indicating all approved Team names,
the name of the Team Leader, the name of the individual Team members and the name
of any unlicensed employee(s) of the Team. The working list(s)should indicate the dates
that Team members are added to or deleted from any Team and should enable the
Principal Broker and/or the Real Estate Commission to determine Team membership at
any point in time. Adjustments to a Team should be filed with the Real Estate
Commission within ten (10) working day of any change and should be on forms provided
by the Commission.

C. All teams must appoint a Team Leader, who will be a Broker Associate with a minimum
of one years’ real estate experience and will have supervisory responsibility (under the
supervision of the Principal Broker) over the Team members. The Team Leader may be
subject to disciplinary action for violations of the Mississippi Real Estate Brokers Act
by Team members under their supervision.

D. A Team Name may, with the written approval of the Principal Broker and the Team
Leader, be used in any type of advertising. Any individual whose name is displayed in
any advertisement must be an active licensee who is sponsored by the Principal Broker.
All advertising must fully comply with the guidelines established in MREC
Administrative Rule 3.3. Principal Brokers and Team Leaders must confirm that the
name of the Principal Broker or the Brokerage Firm and their telephone number is
prominently displayed on all advertising. The name of the Team must be situated near
the name of the Brokerage Firm and shall be identified with the same sized or smaller
print as that of the Brokerage.

E. Neither team names nor team advertising should suggest that the team is an independent
real estate brokerage. Team names must not include terms such as (a) real estate
brokerage, (b) realty, (c) real estate, or (d) company.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-3 (4); 73-35-18 (3); 73-35-21 (d)

Part 1601 Chapter 4: Agency Relationship Disclosure
Rule 4.1 Purpose

Consumers shall be fully informed of the agency relationships in real estate transactions identified
in Section 73-35-3. This rule places specific requirements on Brokers to disclose their agency relationship. This does not abrogate the laws of agency as recognized under common law and compliance with the prescribed disclosures will not always guarantee that a Broker has fulfilled all of his responsibilities under the common law of agency. Compliance will be necessary in order to protect licensees from impositions of sanctions against their license by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. Special situations, where unusual facts exist or where one or more parties involved are especially vulnerable, could require additional disclosures not contemplated by this rule. In such cases, Brokers should seek legal advice prior to entering into an agency relationship.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-3

Rule 4.2 Definitions

A. “Agency” shall mean the relationship created when one person, the Principal (client),
delegates to another, the agent, the right to act on his behalf in a real estate transaction and
to exercise some degree of discretion while so acting. Agency may be entered into by
expressed agreement, implied through the actions of the agent and or ratified after the fact
by the principal accepting the benefits of an agent’s previously unauthorized act. An
agency gives rise to a fiduciary relationship and imposes on the agent, as the fiduciary of
the principal, certain duties, obligations, and high standards of good faith and loyalty.

B. “Agent” shall mean one who is authorized to act on behalf of and represent another. A
real estate broker is the agent of the principal (client) to whom a fiduciary obligation is
owed. Salespersons licensed under the broker are subagents of the Broker, regardless of
the location of the office in which the salesperson works.

C. “Client” shall mean the person to whom the agent owes a fiduciary duty. It can be a seller,
buyer, landlord, tenant or both.

D. “Compensation” is that fee paid to a broker for the rendering of services. Compensation,
when considered alone, is not the determining factor in an agency relationship. The
relationship can be created regardless of whether the seller pays the fee, the buyer pays the
fee, both pay the fee or neither pays a fee.

E. “Customer” shall mean that person not represented in a real estate transaction. It may be
the buyer, seller, landlord or tenant.

F. “Disclosed Dual Agent” shall mean that agent representing both parties to a real estate
transaction with the informed consent of both parties, with written understanding of
specific duties and representation to be afforded each party. There may be situations where
of duty to one party or another. Brokers who practice disclosed dual agency should do so
with the utmost caution to protect consumers and themselves from inadvertent violation of
demanding common law standards of disclosed dual agency.

G. “Fiduciary Responsibilities” are those duties due the principal (client) in a real estate
transaction are:

(1) ‘Loyalty’ – the agent must put the interests of the principal above the interests of the
agent or any third party.

(2) ‘Obedience’ – the agent agrees to obey any lawful instruction from the principal in
the execution of the transaction that is the subject of the agency.

(3) ‘Disclosure’ – the agent must disclose to the principal any information the agent
becomes aware of in connection with the agency.

(4) ‘Confidentiality’ – the agent must keep private information provided by the principal
and information which would give a customer an advantage over the principal
strictly confidential, unless the agent has the principal’s permission to disclose the
information. This duty lives on after the agency relationship is terminated.

(5) ‘Reasonable skill, care and diligence’ – the agent must perform all duties with the
care and diligence which may be reasonably expected of someone undertaking such
duties.

(6) ‘Full accounting’ – the agent must provide a full accounting of any money or goods
coming into the agent’s possession which belong to the principal or other parties.

H. “First Substantive Meeting” shall be:

(1) In a real estate transaction in which the Broker is the agent for the seller, first
substantive meeting shall be before or just immediately prior to the first of any of
the following:

(a) Showing the property to a prospective buyer.

(b) Eliciting confidential information from a buyer concerning the buyers’ real
estate needs, motivation, or financial qualifications.

(c) The execution of any agreements governed by Section 73-35-3 of the
Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated.

(2) For the seller’s agent, the definition shall not include:

(a) A bona fide “open house” or model home showing which encompasses

(1)(a) above only; however, whenever an event described in (1)(b) or (1)(c)
occurs, disclosure must be made.

(b) Preliminary conversations or “small talk” concerning price range, location
and property styles.

(c) Responding to general factual questions from a prospective buyer
concerning properties that have been advertised for sale or lease.

(3) In a real estate transaction in which the Broker is the agent for the buyer, first
substantive meeting shall be at the initial contact with a seller or a seller’s agent or
before or just immediately prior to the first of any of the following:

(a) Showing the property of a seller to a represented buyer.

(b) Eliciting any confidential information from a seller concerning their real
estate needs, motivation, or financial qualifications.

(c) The execution of any agreements governed by Section 73-35-3 of the MS
Code.

(4) For the buyer’s agent, the definition shall not include:

(a) A bona fide “open House” or model home showing which encompasses

(3)(a) above only; however, whenever an event described in (3)(b) or (3)(c)
occurs, disclosure must be made.

(b) Preliminary conversations or “small talk” concerning price range, location
and property styles.

(c) Responding to general factual questions from a prospective buyer
concerning properties that have been advertised for sale or lease.

I. “Single Agency” shall mean a broker who has chosen to represent only one party to a real
estate transaction. It may be either the buyer, seller, lessor or lessee or any party in a
transaction governed by Section 73-35-3.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-3

Rule 4.3 Disclosure Requirements

A. In a single agency, a broker is required to disclose, in writing, to the party for whom the
broker is an agent in a real estate transaction that the broker is the agent of the party. The
written disclosure must be made before the time an agreement for representation is entered
into between the broker and the party. This shall be on an MREC Agency Disclosure Form.

B. In a single agency, a real estate broker is required to disclose, in writing, to the party for
whom the broker is not an agent, that the broker is an agent of another party in the
transaction. The written disclosure shall be made at the time of the first substantive meeting
with the party for whom the broker is not an agent. This shall be on an MREC Agency
Disclosure Form.

C. Brokers operating in the capacity of disclosed dual agents must obtain the informed written
consent of all parties prior to or at the time of formalization of the dual agency. Informed
written consent to disclosed dual agency shall be deemed to have been timely obtained if
all of the following occur:

(1) The seller, at the time an agreement for representation is entered into between the
broker and seller, gives written consent to dual agency by signing the Consent To
Dual Agency portion of MREC Form A.

(2) The buyer, at the time an agreement for representation is entered into between the
broker and buyer, gives written consent to dual agency by signing the Consent To
Dual Agency portion of MREC Form A.

(3) The Broker must confirm that the buyer(s) understands and consents to the
consensual dual agency relationship prior to the signing of an offer to purchase.
The buyer shall give his/her consent by signing the MREC Dual Agency
Confirmation Form which shall be attached to the offer to purchase. The Broker
must confirm that the seller(s) also understands and consents to the consensual dual
agency relationship prior to presenting the offer to purchase. The seller shall give
his/her consent by signing the MREC Dual Agency Confirmation Form attached to
the buyer’s offer. The form shall remain attached to the offer to purchase regardless
of the outcome of the offer to purchase.

D. In the event the agency relationship changes between the parties to a real estate transaction,
new disclosure forms will be acknowledged by all parties involved.

E. In the event one or more parties are not available to sign one or more of the Disclosure
Forms, the disclosure will be accomplished orally. The applicable form will be so noted
by the Broker and said forms will be forwarded for signature(s) as soon as possible.
Written electronic transmission will fulfill this requirement.

F. In the event any party receiving a disclosure form requests not to sign that form
acknowledging receipt, the Broker shall annotate the form with the following statement:

“A COPY OF THIS FORM WAS DELIVERED TO
_______________ DATE__________________. RECIPIENT
DECLINED TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS FORM.”

G. The terms of the agency relationship shall be ratified on all contracts pertaining to real
estate transactions.

H. The Commission mandated disclosure form may be duplicated in content and size but not
altered.

I. Completed Agency Disclosure Forms shall be maintained in accordance with Rules and
Regulations IV. B (6).
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-3

Rule 4.4 Disclosure Exception
A licensee shall not be required to comply with the provisions of Section 3, when engaged in
transactions with any corporation, non-profit corporation, professional corporation, professional association, limited liability company, partnership, real estate investment trust, business trust, charitable trust, family trust, or any governmental entity in transactions involving real estate.

Operating under this exception in no way circumvents the common law of agency.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Part 1601 Chapter 5: Complaint Procedure
Rule 5.1 Notifications of Complaints to the Commission

A. All complaints submitted to the Commission shall be properly certified on forms furnished
by the Commission.

B. Every licensee shall, within ten days, notify the Real Estate Commission of any adverse
court decisions in which the licensee appeared as a defendant.

C. It shall be mandatory for a responsible broker to notify the Commission if the responsible
broker has reason to believe that a licensee for whom the broker is responsible has violated
the Real Estate License Law or Rules and Regulations of the Commission.

D. If a broker finds that a licensee licensed under that broker has been operating independently
or through some other broker, the broker shall notify the Commission immediately and
forward said individual’s license to the Commission.

E. A Real Estate Commissioner shall avoid private interviews, arguments, briefs or
communication that may influence said Commissioner’s decision on any pending
complaints or hearings.

F. The expiration, suspension or revocation of a responsible broker’s license shall
automatically suspend the license of every real estate licensee currently under the
supervision of that broker. In such cases, a licensee may transfer to another responsible
broker.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Part 1601 Chapter 6: Continuing Education

Rule 6.1 Approved Courses

A. Any course that meets the educational requirements as set forth in Section 73-35-7 of the Mississippi Real Estate Broker’s License Act of 1954, as Amended.

B. Any course sponsored or provided by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

C. Any course which has been individually approved by the Commission pursuant to the
provisions of this rule and which must be approved prior to presentation of the course,
except that, in the Commission’s discretion, courses which have not received such prior
approval, but which meet the proper criteria may be approved for credit for licensees who
have completed such course.

D. Any course which has been approved for real estate continuing education by any state or
country which is a member of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials
(ARELLO) and which course satisfies the requirements set forth in Rule VI (B) (3) with
the exception of instruction in license law which pertains solely to a state other than
Mississippi.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 6.2 Procedures and Criteria for Approval of Courses

A. Definitions:

(1) “Provider” – any individual person, partnership, association, legally established
corporation or LLC, educational organization, or other entity that sponsors, offers,
organizes, provides or promotes real estate continuing education courses.

(2) “Instructor” – a person who delivers educational material information directly to
students.

B. A provider desiring approval of continuing education course referred to in Section 73-35-
18, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, shall make application to the Commission on
forms provided by the Commission. The provider, course, and instructor must receive
concurrent approval.

C. All requests for course accreditation shall be submitted on forms provided by MREC and
will require copies of all student materials as well as documentation that includes the
following:

(1) Course descriptions of each subject in the course.

(2) Measurable learning objectives for each subject.

(3) Specific process for evaluation and improvement of content.

(4) Specific processes for selecting and evaluating instructors.

(5) Specific processes for record-keeping and the administration of examinations.

D. For courses offered through distance learning:

(1) Courses in Mississippi license law, contract law, and agency shall include course
content and application specific to Mississippi practice and custom.

(2) Out-of-state providers must provide copies or screen prints of all Mississippi
specific content for MREC review and approval.

(3) On-line or CD-ROM courses relating to Mississippi license law and agency must
include instruction in the use of the Mississippi mandatory forms as well as provide
a mechanism for the student to view and download the forms.
E. Standards for approval of course:

(1) A proposed continuing education course shall be a real estate oriented educational
session or course intended to improve skills of licensees and to keep licensees
abreast of changing real estate practices and laws.

(2) Courses shall be taught only by approved, qualified instructors.

(3) Courses shall be offered in minimum two-hour segments.

(4) Courses, instructors and providers shall be approved for one (1) year periods and
shall be required to renew if the course is to be continued.

(5) Licensees shall physically attend in order to receive a certificate.

Rule 6.3 Qualifications of Instructors

The education and experience of the instructor must be appropriate to teach the subject matter.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 6.4 Administrative Requirements – Applies to VI A. 2. & 3.

A. Providers of continuing education courses shall furnish the Commission with a class roster
within thirty (30) days after completion of each course listing each Mississippi licensee in
attendance in alphabetical order.

B. Providers will utilize a three-part certificate for the purpose of certifying individual
attendance. One designated part shall be returned completed to the commission, one
designated part shall be given to each attendee at the conclusion of the course, and the
remaining par shall be retained by the provider furnishing such information as may be
called for on the certificate.

C. Attendance and other records of each provider must be kept on file for a period of three
years and are subject to inspection by the Commission at any time during normal business
hours.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 6.5 Advertising and solicitation

A. An approved real estate provider must include, in all forms of advertising, the school’s
name and the physical location of its principal place of business.

B. An approved real estate provider may not advertise through oral statements or written text in such a manner that the statement is included or contained in any advertisement by a real estate broker and no advertisement of a licensed school may refer to the brokerage
operation or include the telephone number of any individual broker.

C. An approved real estate provider may not:

(1) Indicate any name other than the name approved by the Mississippi Real Estate
Commission (MREC).

(2) Indicate that it has been endorsed, recommended, or certified by the MREC except
that the provider may advertise that it is approved by the MREC to provide instruction
in real estate courses.

(3) Indicate that successful completion of its curriculum will result in passing a real estate
licensing exam, may not make any guarantee of employment to a student or prospective student, and may not promote the business or any real estate licensee,
real estate franchise, or network.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 6.6 Relationship with providers

A. No real estate education presentation may be conducted in a facility that is also utilized for conducting the business of real estate brokerage unless all participants are licensees of the brokerage firm conducting the courses.

B. No real estate education provider will allow in-person or electronic solicitation of students
for employment. A provider may not post, distribute, or display written material
concerning employment nor use any approved course for the purpose of discussing,
inducting, or promoting affiliation with any broker or brokerage firm during the prescribed
class hours nor during the breaks between such class hours.

C. Providers may advertise that a course meets a portion of the continuing education
requirements; however, no advertisement shall be used which states or implies that the
Mississippi Real Estate Commission has approved or passed on the merits of a course.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 6.7 Suspension or Revocation of Approval

Failure to comply with any provision of this rule shall constitute grounds for suspension or
revocation of the approval of a course, a provider or an instructor, or other such action as deemed appropriate by the Commission.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Part 1601 Chapter 7: Inspection of Offerings from Out-of-State
Rule 7.1 Out-of-state Developers

Out-of-state land developers who desire to advertise out-of-state property in Mississippi (except in national publications) shall first contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to have the property approved for advertising. The Mississippi Real Estate Commission may in its discretion conduct an on-site inspection of the property at the cost of the developer. The developer shall, upon request from the Mississippi Real Estate Commission, provide such documentation which will establish the truth and accuracy of the proposed advertisements. A Mississippi broker who becomes the agent or representative of the out-of-state developer, shall be responsible for the truth and accuracy of representation, offerings and advertising of such properties in the State of Mississippi.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Part 1601 Chapter 8: Time Shares

Rule 8.1 Licensing

Any seller, other than the developer and its regular employees, of a timeshare plan within the State of Mississippi must be a licensed Real Estate Broker or Real Estate Salesperson pursuant to and subject to Mississippi Law and the Rules and Regulations of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.2 Definitions

A. “Accommodations” means any structure, service improvement, facility, apartment,
condominium or cooperative unit, cabin, lodge, hotel or motel room, or any other private
or commercial structure, which is situated on real property and designed for occupancy by
one or more individuals.

B. “Advertising” or “Advertisement” means any written, oral, or electronic communication
which contains a promotion, inducement, or offer to sell a timeshare plan, including, but
not limited to, brochures, pamphlets, radio and television scripts, electronic media,
telephone and direct mail solicitations, and other means of promotion.

C. “Assessment” means the share of funds required for the payment of common expenses that are assessed from time to time against each timeshare interest owner by the managing
entity.

D. “Association” means the organized body consisting of the owners of timeshare interests in a timeshare plan.

E. “Common Expenses” means taxes, casualty and liability insurance, and those expenses
properly incurred for the maintenance, operation, and repair of all accommodations
constituting the timeshare plan and any other expenses designated as common expenses by the timeshare instrument.

F. “Developer” means and includes any person who creates a timeshare plan or is in the
business of selling timeshare interests, or employs agents to do the same, or any person
who succeeds to the interest of a developer by sale, lease, assignment, mortgage, or other
transfer, but the term includes only those persons who offer timeshare interests for
disposition in the ordinary course of business and does not include those sellers who sell
timeshare interests on the developer’s behalf.

G. “Managing entity” means the natural person or other entity that undertakes the duties,
responsibilities, and obligations of the management of a timeshare plan.

H. “Exchange program” means any method, arrangement, or procedure for the voluntary
exchange of timeshare interests or other property interests. The term does not include the
assignment of the right to use and occupy accommodations to owners of timeshare interests within a timeshare plan. Any method, arrangement, or procedure that otherwise meets this definition in which the purchaser’s total contractual financial obligation exceeds three thousand dollars ($3,000) per any individual, recurring timeshare period, shall be regulated as a timeshare plan in accordance with these rules. For purposes of determining the purchaser’s total contractual financial obligation, amounts to be paid as a result of renewals and options to renew shall be included except for the following:

(1) the amounts to be paid as a result of any optional renewal that a purchaser, in his
or her sole discretion may elect to exercise or

(2) the amounts to be paid as a result of any automatic renewal in which the purchaser
has a right to terminate during the renewal period at any time and receive a pro rata
refund for the remaining unexpired renewal term or
(

3) amounts to be paid as a result of an automatic renewal wherein the purchaser
receives a written notice no less than 30 nor more than 90 days prior to the date of
renewal informing the purchaser of the right to terminate prior to the date of
renewal.

Notwithstanding these exceptions, if the contractual financial obligation exceeds three
thousand dollars ($3,000) for any three-year period of any renewal term, amounts to be
paid as a result of that renewal shall be included in determining the purchaser’s total
contractual financial obligation.

I. “Offer to sell”, “offer for sale,” “offered for sale,” or “offer” means solicitation of
purchasers, the taking of reservations, or any other method whereby a purchaser is offered
the opportunity to participate in a timeshare plan.

J. “Purchaser” means any person, other than a developer, who by means of a voluntary
transfer for consideration acquires a legal or equitable interest in a timeshare plan other
than as security for an obligation.

K. “Reservation system” means the method or arrangement which purchasers are required to
utilize in order to reserve the use and occupancy of accommodations in a timeshare plan.

L. “Seller” means any developer or any other person, or agent or employee thereof: who offers
timeshare periods for sale to the public in the ordinary course of business, except a person
who has acquired a timeshare period for the person’s own use and occupancy and who later
offers it for resale.

M. “Timeshare instrument” means one or more documents, by whatever name denominated,
creating or governing the operation of a timeshare plan and includes the declaration or
other legal instrument dedicating the accommodations to the timeshare plan.

N. “Timeshare interest” means and includes either of the following:

(1) A “timeshare estate,” which is the right to occupy a timeshare property, coupled
with a freehold estate or an estate for years with a future interest in a timeshare
property or a specified portion thereof.

(2) A “timeshare plan” which is the right to occupy a timeshare property, which right
is neither coupled with a freehold interest, nor coupled with an estate for years with
a future interest, in a timeshare property.

O. “Timeshare plan” means any arrangement, plan, scheme, or similar device, other than an
exchange program, whether by membership agreement, sale, lease, deed, license, right to
use agreement, or by any other means, whereby a purchaser, in exchange for consideration,
receives ownership rights in or the right to use accommodations for a period of time less
than a full year during any given year, on a recurring basis for more than one year, but not
necessarily for consecutive years. A timeshare plan may be either of the following:

(1) A “single-site timeshare plan” which is the right to use accommodations at a single
timeshare property; or

(2) A “multi-site timeshare plan” that includes either of the following:

(a) A “specific timeshare interest” which is the right to use accommodations at
a specific timeshare property, together with use rights in accommodations
at one or more other component sites created by or acquired through the
timeshare plan’s reservation system; or

(b) A “non-specific timeshare interest” which is the right to use
accommodations at more than one component site created by or acquired
through the timeshare plan’s reservation system, but including no right to
use any specific accommodation.

P. “Timeshare property” means one or more accommodations subject to the same timeshare instrument, together with any other property or rights to property appurtenant to those accommodations.

Q. “Mississippi Real Estate Commission,” or “Commission” means the agency of the State of
Mississippi created by §73-35-1, et seq. To regulate the licensing of real estate brokers and
salespersons and by §73-35-35 directed to regulate the sale of timeshare and condominium properties.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.3 Registration

A. Developer registration; offer or disposal of interest. – A developer, or any of its agents,
shall not sell, offer or dispose of a timeshare interest in the state unless all necessary
registration requirements are completed and approved by the Mississippi Real Estate
Commission, or the sale, offer, or disposition is otherwise permitted by or exempt from
these rules. A developer, or any of its agents, shall not sell, offer or dispose of a timeshare
interest in the state while an order revoking or suspending a registration is in effect.

B. Exemptions from developer registration

(1) A person is exempt from the registration requirements under the following
circumstances.

(a) An owner of a timeshare interest who has acquired the timeshare interest
from another for the owner’s own use and occupancy and who later offers it
for resale; or

(b) A managing entity or an association that is offering to sell one or more
timeshare interests acquired through foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure
or gratuitous transfer, if such acts are performed in the regular course of or
as incident to the management of the association for its own account in the
timeshare plan; or

(c) The person offers a timeshare plan located outside of Mississippi in a
national publication or by electronic media, which is not directed to or
targeted to any individual located in Mississippi and contains appropriate
disclaimers; or

(d) The person is conveyed, assigned, or transferred more than seven timeshare
interests from a developer in a single voluntary or involuntary transaction
arid subsequently conveys, assigns, or transfers all of the timeshare interests
received from the developer to a single purchaser in a single transaction.
(e)(i) The developer is offering a timeshare interest to a purchaser who has
previously acquired a timeshare interest from the same developer if the
developer has a timeshare plan registered with the Commission, which was
originally approved by the Commission within the preceding seven (7)
years and, further, provides the purchaser:

(A) a cancellation period of at least seven (7) calendar days;

(B) all the timeshare disclosure documents that are required to be
provided to purchasers as if the sale occurred in the state or
jurisdiction where the timeshare property is located; and

(ii) By making such an offering or disposition, the person is deemed to consent
to the jurisdiction of the Commission in the event of a dispute with the
purchaser in connection with the offering or disposition.

(f) An offering of any plan in which the purchaser’s total financial obligation
is $3,000 or less during the term of the plan; for purposes of determining
the purchaser’s total financial obligation, all amounts to be paid during any
renewal or periods of optional renewal shall be included.

(g) Hotels including any hotel, inn, motel, tourist court, apartment house,
rooming house, or other place where sleeping accommodations are
furnished or offered for pay if four (4) or more rooms are available therein
for transient guests as defined in Miss. Code Ann. §41-49-3.

(h) Campground, which is located on real property, made available to persons
for camping, whether by tent, trailer, camper, cabin, recreational vehicle or
similar device and shall include the outdoor recreational facilities located
on the real property;

(i) Hunting camp which means land or facilities located on real property which
is established for the principal purpose of hunting or fishing activities which
are subject to licensing by the State of Mississippi pursuant to Miss. Code
Ann. §49-7-1, et seq.

(j) Owner referrals as described in Section N of these rules.

C. Developer Registration Requirements

(1) Any person who, to any individual in Mississippi, sells, offers to sell, or attempts
to solicit prospective purchasers to purchase a timeshare interest, or any person who
creates a timeshare plan with an accommodation in Mississippi must register the
timeshare plan with the Commission unless the timeshare plan is otherwise exempt
from this Chapter.

(2) The developer shall have the duty to supervise and control all aspects of the offering
of a timeshare plan including, but not limited to the promotion, advertising,
contracting and closing.

(3) The developer must provide proof as part of the registration that he will comply
with escrow, bonding, or other financial assurance requirements for purchaser
funds, including escrow during the rescission period, escrow funds until substantial
completion, or bonding, letter of credit or other financial assurances acceptable to
the Commission.

(4) All timeshare plans shall maintain a one-to-one purchaser to accommodation ratio,
which is the ratio of the number of purchasers eligible to use the accommodations
of a timeshare plan on a given day to the number of accommodations available for
use within the plan on that day, such that the total number of purchasers eligible to
use the accommodations of the timeshare plan during a given calendar year never
exceeds the total number of accommodations available for use in the timeshare plan
during that year. For purposes of calculation under this subsection, each purchaser
must be counted at least once, and no individual timeshare unit may be counted
more than 365 times per calendar year (or more than 366 times per leap year). A
purchaser who is delinquent in the payment of timeshare plan assessments shall
continue to be considered eligible to use the accommodations of the timeshare plan.

D. Comprehensive registration

(1) In registering a timeshare plan, the developer shall provide all of the following
information:

(a) The developer’s legal name, any assumed names used by the developer,
principal office, street address, mailing address, primary contact person,
telephone, electronic mail and facsimile numbers;

(b) The name of the developer’s authorized or registered agent in Mississippi
upon whom claims may be served or service of process be had, the agent’s
street address in Mississippi and telephone number;

(c) The name, street address, mailing address, primary contact person and
telephone, electronic mail and facsimile numbers of any timeshare plans
being registered;

(d) The name, street address, mailing address and telephone, electronic mail
and facsimile numbers of any managing entity of the timeshare plan if other
than the developer;

(e) Current status of title by a title insurance company qualified and registered
to do business in Mississippi, or in the jurisdiction where the timeshare plan
is located;

(f) A copy of the proposed or existing covenants, conditions and restrictions
applicable to the timeshare plan;

(g) Exemplars of all contracts, deeds, fact sheets and other instruments to be
used in marketing, financing and conveying the timeshare interests;

(h) A copy of the management agreement for the timeshare plan;

(i) A detailed description of the furnishing(s) and other personal property to be
included in the timeshare plans;

(j) Agreement of the developer to subsidize maintenance and operation of the
timeshare plan, if any;

(k) Description of other services and amenities advertised with the timesharing
plan;

(l) Evidence of financial assurances, if any;

(m) Evidence of compliance with escrow or other financial assurance
requirements for protection of purchaser funds pursuant to these rules.

(n) Where the timeshare plan uses a reservation system, the developer shall
provide evidence that provisions are in place to assure that, in the event of
termination of the operator of the reservation system, an adequate period of
continued operation exists to assure a transition to a substitute operator or
mechanism for the operation of the reservation system. In addition, there
shall be a requirement to transfer all relevant data contained in the
reservation system to the successor operator of the system.

(o) A description of the inventory control system that will ensure compliance
with subsection 3.c. of this section.

(p) A public offering statement which complies with the requirements set forth
below; and

(q) Any other information regarding the developer, timeshare plan, or
managing entities, as reasonably required by the Commission for the
protection of the purchasers.

E. Abbreviated Registration

(1) The Commission may accept an abbreviated application from a developer of a
timeshare plan in which all accommodations are located outside of the state. A
developer of a timeshare plan with any accommodation located in Mississippi may
not file an abbreviated filing, with the exception of a succeeding developer after a
merger or acquisition when the developer’s timeshare plan was registered in the
state immediately preceding the merger or acquisition.

(2) As a part of any application for an abbreviated registration, the developer must
provide a certificate of registration or other evidence of registration from the
appropriate regulatory agency in the jurisdiction in which the accommodations
offered in Mississippi are located, or other evidence of compliance by the timeshare
plan with the laws of the jurisdiction where the accommodations are located. Such
other jurisdiction must have disclosure requirements that are substantially
equivalent or greater than the information required to be disclosed to purchasers by
these rules. A developer filing an abbreviated registration application must also
provide the following:

(a) The developer’s name, any assumed names used by the developer, the
developer’s principal office location, mailing address, primary contact
person and telephone, electronic mail and facsimile numbers;

(b) The name, location, mailing address, primary contact person and the
telephone, electronic mail and facsimile numbers of the timeshare plan, if
different from the developer;

(c) The name of the authorized agent or registered agent in Mississippi upon
whom claims can be served or service of process can be had, and the address
in Mississippi of the authorized agent or registered agent;

(d) The names of any sales entity if other than the developer and the managing’
entity and their principal office locations, mailing address and telephone,
electronic mail and facsimile numbers;

(e) A statement as to whether the timeshare plan is a single-site timeshare plan
or a multi-site timeshare plan and, if a multi-site timeshare plan, whether it
consists of specific timeshare interests or non-specific timeshare interests;

(f) Disclosure of each jurisdiction in which the developer has applied for
registration of the timeshare plan and whether the timeshare plan, its
developer or any of its sales agents or managing entities utilized were
denied registration or were the subject of any disciplinary proceedings;

(g) Copies of any disclosure documents required to be given to purchasers or
required to be filed with the jurisdiction in which the timeshare plan is
approved or accepted as may be requested by the Commission;

(h) The appropriate fees, if any, and

(i) Other information reasonably required by the Commission or established
by rule.

F. Preliminary Permits

(1) The state may grant a preliminary permit allowing the developer to begin offering
and selling timeshare interests while the registration is in process. To obtain a
preliminary permit, the developer must do all of the following:

(a) Submit a formal written request to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission
for a preliminary permit;

(b) Submit a substantially complete application for registration to the
Commission, including any appropriate fees and exhibits;

(c) Provide evidence acceptable to the state agency that all funds received by
the developer will be placed into an independent escrow account in
accordance with the escrow requirements until a final registration has been
granted;

(d) Give to each purchaser a copy of the proposed public offering statement that
the developer has submitted to the Commission with the initial application;
and

(e) Give to each purchaser the opportunity to cancel the purchase contract
during the applicable rescission period. The purchaser shall have an
additional opportunity to cancel upon the issu

(d) The number of accommodations and timeshare interests, expressed in
periods of seven-days use availability or other time increments applicable
to the multi-site timeshare plan for each component site committed to the
multi-site timeshare plan and available for use by purchasers, purchasers
and a representation about the percentage of useable time authorized for
sale, and if that percentage is 100 percent, then a statement describing how
adequate periods of time for maintenance and repair will be provided. A
general description of the existing and proposed accommodations and
amenities of the timeshare plan, including their type and number personal
property furnishing the accommodation, any use restrictions, and any
required fees for use;

(e) A description of any accommodations and amenities that are committed to
be built, including, without limitation:

(i) the developer’s schedule of commencement and completion of all
accommodations and amenities;

(ii) the estimated number of accommodations per site that may become
subject to the timeshare plan;

(iii) a brief description of the duration, phases, and operation of the
timeshare plan; and

(iv) the extent to which financial arrangements have been provided for
completion of all promised improvements.

(f) If the timeshare plan requires the use of a reservation system, include a
description of the reservation system which shall include the following:

(i) The entity responsible for operating the reservation system, its
relationship to the developer, and the duration of any agreement for
operation of the reservation system.

(ii) A summary of the rules and regulations governing access to and use
of the reservation system.

(iii) The existence of and an explanation regarding any priority
reservation features that affect a purchaser’s ability to make
reservations for the use of a given accommodation on a first-come,
first-serve basis.

(iv) An explanation of any demand-balancing standard utilized to assure
equitable use of the accommodations among participants.

(g) The current annual budget, if available, or the projected annual budget for
the timeshare plan. The budget must include, without limitations:

(i) a statement of the amount included in the budget as a reserve for
repairs and replacement;

(ii) the projected common expense liability, if any, by category of
expenditures for the timeshare plan; and

(iii) a statement of any services or expenses not reflected in the budget
that the developer provides or pays.

(h) Information regarding all fees that the purchaser is required to pay in
conjunction with the purchase and ownership including, but not limited to,
closing cost and annual assessments;

(i) A description of any liens, defects or encumbrances on or affecting the title
to the timeshare interests;

(j) A description of any financing offered by or available through the
developer;

(k) A statement that within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the public
offering statement or after execution of the purchase contract, whichever is
later, a purchaser may cancel any purchase contract for a timeshare interest
from a developer together with a statement providing the name and street
address to which the purchaser shall mail any notice of cancellation. If by
agreement of the parties by and through the purchase contract, the purchase
contract allows for cancellation of the purchase contract for a period of time
exceeding seven (7) calendar days, then the public offering statement shall
include a statement that the cancellation of the purchase contract is allowing
for that period of time exceeding seven (7) calendar days;

(l) A description of any bankruptcies, pending civil or criminal suits,
adjudications, or disciplinary actions of which the developer has
knowledge, which would have a material effect on the developer’s ability to
perform its obligations.

(m) Any restrictions on alienation of any number or portion of any timeshare
interests;

(n) A statement describing liability and casualty insurance for the timeshare
property;

(o) Any current or expected fees or charges to be paid by timeshare purchasers
for the use of any amenities related to the timeshare plan;

(p) A statement disclosing any right of first refusal or other restraint on the
transfer of all or any portion of a timeshare interest.

(q) A statement of disclosing that any deposit made in connection which the
purchase of a timeshare interest shall be held by an escrow agent until
expiration of any right to cancel the contract and that any deposit shall be
returned to the purchaser if he or she elects to exercise his or her right of
cancellation. Alternatively, if the Commission has accepted from the
developer a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial
assurance in lieu of placing deposits in an escrow account, account:

(i) a statement disclosing that the developer has provided a surety bond,
irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial assurance in an amount
equal to or in excess of the funds that would otherwise be placed in
an escrow account and,

(ii) a description of the type of financial assurance that has been
arranged,

(iii) a statement that if the purchaser elects to exercise his or her right of
cancellation as provided in the contract, the developer shall return
the deposit, and

(iv) a description of the person or entity to whom the purchaser shall
apply for payment.

(r) If the timeshare plan provides purchasers with the opportunity to participate
in an exchange program, a description of the name and address of the
exchange company and the method by which a purchaser accesses the
exchange program;

(s) Such other information reasonable required by the state agency and
established by administrative rule necessary for the protection of purchasers
of timeshare interests in timeshare plans; and

(t) Any other information that the developer, with the approval of the
Commission, desires to include in the public offering statement.

(3) Public offering statements for specific timeshare interest and multi-site timeshare
plans shall include the following disclosures in addition to those required in (b)
above:

(a) A description of each component site, including the name and address of
each Component site.

(b) The number of accommodations and timeshare interest, expressed in
periods of seven-day use availability or other time increments applicable to
each component site of the timeshare plan, committed to the multi-site
timeshare plan and available for use by purchasers, and a representation
about the percentage of useable time authorized for sale, and if that
percentage is 100 percent, then a statement describing how adequate periods
of time for maintenance and repair will be provided.

(c) Each type of accommodation in terms of the number of bedrooms,
bathrooms, and sleeping capacity, and a statement of whether or not the
accommodation contains a full kitchen. For purposes of this description, a
“full kitchen” means a kitchen having a minimum of a dishwasher, range,
sink, oven, and refrigerator.

(d) A description of amenities available for use by the purchaser at each
component site.

(e) A description of the reservation system, which shall include the following:

(i) The entity responsible for operating the reservation systems, its
relationship to the developer, and the duration of any agreement for
operation of the reservation system.

(ii) A summary of the rules and regulations governing access to and use
of the reservation system.

(iii) The existence of and an explanation regarding any priority
reservations for the use of a given accommodation on a first-come,
first-served basis.

(iv) An explanation of any demand-balancing standard utilized to assure
equitable use of the accommodations among participants.

(v) A description of any method utilized to permit additions,
substitutions, or deletions of accommodations.

(vi) A description of any criteria utilized in the use and operation of the
reservation system (such as historical occupancy levels by season,
location, demand, etc.)

(f) The name and principal address of the managing entity of the multi-site
timeshare plan and description of the procedures, if any, for altering the
powers and responsibilities of the managing entity and for removing or
replacing it.

(g) A description of any right to make any addition, substitutions, or deletion
of accommodations, amenities, or component sites, and a description of the
basis upon which accommodations, amenities, or component sites may be
added to, substituted in, or deleted from the multi-site timeshare plan.

(h) A description of the purchaser’s liability for any fees associated with the
multi-site timeshare plan.

(i) The location of each component site of the multi-site timeshare plan, the
historical occupancy of each component site for the prior 12-month period,
if the component site was part of the multi-site timeshare plan during the
12-month time period, as well as any periodic adjustment or amendment to
the reservation system that may be needed in order to respond to actual
purchaser use patterns and changes in purchaser use demand for the
accommodations existing at that time within the multi-site timeshare plan.

(j) Any other information that the developer, with the approval of the
Commission, desires to include in the timeshare disclosure statement.

(4) Public offering statements for nonspecific timeshare multi-site timeshare plans
shall include the following:

(a) The name and address of the developer.

(b) A description of the type of interest and usage rights the purchaser will
receive.

(c) A description of the duration and operation of the timeshare plan.

(d) A description of the type of insurance coverage provided for each
component site.

(e) An explanation of who holds title to the accommodations of each
component site.

(f) A description of each component site, including the name and address of
each component site.

(g) The number of accommodations and timeshare interest, expressed in
periods of seven-day use availability or other time increments applicable to
the multi-site timeshare plan for each component site committed to the
multi-site timeshare plan and available for use by purchasers. purchasers
and a representation about the percentage of useable time authorized for
sale, and if that percentage is 100 percent, then a statement describing how
adequate periods of time for maintenance and repair will be provided.

(h) Each type of accommodation in terms of the number of bedrooms,
bathrooms, and sleeping capacity, and a statement of whether or not the
accommodation contains a full kitchen. For purposes of this description, a
“full kitchen” means a kitchen having a minimum of a dishwasher, range,
sink, oven, and refrigerator.

(i) A description of amenities available for use by the purchaser at each
component site.

(j) A description of any incomplete amenities at any of the component sites
along with a statement as to any assurance for completion and the estimated
date the amenities will be available.

(k) The location of each component site of the multi-site timeshare plan, the
historical occupancy of each component site for the prior 12-month period,
if the component site was part of the multi-site timeshare plan during such
12-month time period, as well as any periodic adjustment or amendments
to the reservation system that may be needed in order to respond to actual
purchaser use patterns and changes in purchaser use demand for the
accommodations existing at that time within the multi-site timeshare plan.

(l) A description of any rights to make any additions, substitutions, or deletions
of accommodations, amenities, or component sites, and a description of the
basis upon which accommodations, amenities, or component sites may be
added to, substituted in, or deleted form the multi-site timeshare plan.

(m) A description of the reservation system that shall include all of the
following:

(i) The entity responsible for operating the reservation system, its
relationship to the developer, and the duration of any agreement for
operation of the reservation system.

(ii) A summary of the rules and regulations governing access to and use
of the reservation system.

(iii) The existence of and an explanation regarding any priority
reservation features that affect a purchaser’s ability to make
reservations for the use of a given accommodation on a first-come,
first-served basis.

(n) The name and principal address of the managing entity for the multi-site
timeshare plan and a description of the procedures, if any, for altering the
powers and responsibilities of the managing entity and for removing or
replacing it, and a description of the relationship between a multi-site
timeshare plan managing entity and the managing entity of the component
sites of a multi-site timeshare plan, if different from the multi-site timeshare
plan managing entity.

(o) The current annual budget as provided in Section L. of these rules, along
with the projected assessments and a description of the method of
calculation and apportioning the assessments among purchasers, all of
which shall be attached as an exhibit to the public offering statement.

(p) Any current fees or charges to be paid by timeshare purchasers for the use
of any amenities related to the timeshare plan and statement that the fees or
charges are subject to change.

(q) Any initial or special fee due from the purchaser at closing, together with a
description of the purpose and method of calculating the fee.

(r) A description of any financing offered by or available through the
developer.

(s) A description of any bankruptcies, pending civil or criminal suits,
adjudications, or disciplinary actions of which the developer has
knowledge, which would have a material effect on the developer’s ability to
perform its obligations.

(t) A statement disclosing any right of first refusal or other restraint on the
transfer of all or any portion of a timeshare interest.

(u) A statement disclosing that any deposit made in connection with the
purchase of a timeshare interest shall be held by an escrow agent until
expiration of any right to cancel the contract and that any deposit shall be
returned to the purchaser if he or she elects to exercise his or her right of
cancellation. Alternatively, if the Commission has accepted from the
developer a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial
assurance in lieu of placing deposits in an escrow account, account: (i) a
statement disclosing that the developer has provided a surety bond,
irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial assurance in an amount equal
to or in excess of the funds that would otherwise be placed in an escrow
account and, (ii) a description of the type of financial assurance that has
been arranged, (iii) a statement that if the purchaser elects to exercise his or
her right of cancellation as provided in the contract, the developer shall
return the deposit, and (iv) a description of the person or entity to whom the
purchaser should apply for payment.

(v) If the timeshare plan provides purchasers with the opportunity to participate
in an exchange program, a description of the name and address of the
exchange company and the method by which a purchaser accesses the
exchange program.

(w) Any other information that the developer, with the approval of the
Commission, desires to include in the timeshare disclosure statement.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.5 Amendment to Registration Information and Public Offering Statement:

The developer shall amend or supplement its Public Offering Statement and registration
information to reflect any material change in any information contained therein. All such
amendments, supplements and changes shall be filed with and approved by the Commission. Each approved amendment to the Public Offering Statement, other than an amendment made only for the purpose of the addition of a phase or phases to the timeshare plan in the manner described in the timeshare instrument or any amendment that does not materially alter or modify the offering in a manner that is adverse to a purchaser, shall be delivered to a purchaser no later than 10 days
prior to closing.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.6 Registration Review Time Frames

Every registration required to be filed with the Commission must be reviewed and issued a
certificate of registration in accordance with the following schedule:

A. Comprehensive registration. Registration shall be effective only upon the issuance of a
certificate of registration issued by the Commission, which, in the ordinary course of
business, should occur no more than sixty (60) calendar days after actual receipt by the
state agency of the properly completed application. The Commission must provide a list of
deficiencies in the application, if any, and the time for issuance of the certificate of
registration by the Commission will be sixty (60) calendar days from receipt by the
Commission of the information listed in the deficiencies in the application.

B. Abbreviated registration. Registration shall be effective only upon the issuance of a
certificate of registration issued by the Commission, which, in the ordinary course of
business, should occur no more than thirty (30) calendar days after receipt by the
Commission of the properly completed application. The Commission must provide a list
of deficiencies in the application, if any, and the time for issuance of the certificate of
registration by the Commission will occur no more than thirty (30) calendar days from
receipt by the Commission of the information listed in the deficiencies in the application.

C. Preliminary permit. A preliminary permit shall be issued within twenty (20) calendar days
after receipt of a properly completed application, unless the Commission provides to the
applicant a list of deficiencies in the application. A preliminary permit shall be issued
within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt by the Commission of the information listed
in the deficiencies in the application.

D. The applicant nor a presumption of approval of the application. The Commission may, for
cause, extend the approval periods.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.7 Purchase Contracts
A. Each developer shall furnish each purchaser with a fully completed and executed copy of

a contract, which contract shall include the following information:

(1) The actual date the contract is executed by all parties;

(2) The names and addresses of the seller, the developer and the timeshare plan;

(3) The total financial obligation of the purchaser, including the purchase price and any
additional charges to which the purchaser may be subject, such as any recurring
assessment;

(4) The estimated date of availability of each accommodation, which is not completed;

(5) A description of the nature and duration of the timeshare interest being sold,
including whether any interests in real property is being conveyed and the specific
number of years or months constituting the term of contract;

(6) Immediately above the signature line of the purchaser(s), the following statement
shall be printed in conspicuous type:

You may cancel this contract without any penalty or obligation within seven (7) calendar
days from the date you sign this contract and seven (7) calendar days after you receive
the public offering statement, whichever is later. If you decide to cancel this contract,
you must notify the developer in writing of your intent to cancel. Your notice of
cancellation shall be effective upon the date sent and shall be sent to (name of
developer) at (address of developer). If you cancel the contract during a the seven-day
cancellation period, the developer shall refund to you all payments made under the
contract within thirty (30) days after receipt of your cancellation notice.
No purchaser should rely upon representations other than those included in this
contract.

(7) These statements in Paragraph f. may not be waived and failure to include them in
a timeshare contract shall render the contract void.

(8) Seller shall refund all payments made by the purchaser under the contract and return
all negotiable instruments, other than checks, executed by the purchaser in
connection with the contract within 30 days from the receipt of the notice of
cancellation transmitted to the developer from the purchaser or if the purchaser has
received benefits under the contract, refund all payments made less actual cost of
benefits actually received by the purchaser before the date of cancellation, with an
accounting of the actual costs of the benefits deducted from payments refunded.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.8 Exchange Program

A. If a purchaser is offered the opportunity to subscribe to an exchange program, the purchaser
should receive written information concerning the exchange program prior to or
concurrently with the execution of the contract with the exchange company. Such
information should include, without limitation, the following information.

(1) The name and address of the exchange company;

(2) The names of all officers, directors and shareholders of greater that 10% interests
of the exchange company;

(3) A description of the purchaser’s contractual relationship with the exchange program
and the procedure by which changes may be made;

(4) A description of the procedure to qualify for and effectuate changes;

(5) A description of the limitations, restrictions or priority employed in the operation
of the exchange program;

(6) The fees or range of fees for participation in the exchange program and the
circumstances under which the fees may be changed;

(7) The name and address of each timeshare plan participating in the exchange
program;

(8) The number of timeshare interests reported in seven (7) day usage periods in each
timeshare plan participating in the exchange program; and

(9) The number of purchasers for each timeshare plan participating in the exchange
program.
B The exchange program should report on an annual basis following an audit by an
independent certified public accountant the following:

(1) The number of purchasers enrolled in the exchange program;

(2) The number of accommodations that have current affiliation agreements with the
exchange program;

(3) The percentage of confirmed reservations;

(4) The number of timeshare periods for which the exchange program has an
outstanding obligation to provide an exchange to a purchaser who relinquished a
timeshare period during the year; and

(5) The number of exchanges confirmed by the exchange program during the year.

C. No developer shall have any liability with respect to any violation of these rules arising out
of the publication by the developer of information provided to it by an exchange company
pursuant to this section. No exchange company shall have any liability with respect to any
violation of these rules arising out of the use by a developer of information relating to an
exchange program other than that provided to the developer by the exchange company.

D. An exchange company may elect to deny exchange privileges to any purchaser whose use of the accommodations of the purchaser’s timeshare plan is denied, and no exchange
program or exchange company shall be liable to any of its members or any third parties on
account of any such denial of exchange privileges.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.9 Escrows and Alternatives Assurances

In order to protect the purchaser’s right to refund during the rescission period and during any period in which construction of the timeshare property is not complete and available for occupancy by purchasers, the developer shall provide financial assurances as required by this section.

A. A developer of a timeshare plan shall deposit into an escrow account in an acceptable
escrow depository all funds that are received in Mississippi during the purchaser’s
rescission period. An acceptable escrow depository includes banks, trust companies, saving
and loans associations, real estate broker trust accounts at such an institution, title insurers,
and underwritten title companies. The handling of these funds shall be in accordance with
an executed escrow agreement between an escrow agreement between an escrow agent and the developer. Funds will be handled to assure the following:

(1) Funds may be disbursed to the developer by the escrow agent from the escrow
account or from the broker trust account only after expiration of the purchaser’s
rescission period and in accordance with the purchase contract, subject to paragraph
2.

(2) If a prospective purchaser properly cancels the purchase contract following
expiration of the cancellation period pursuant to its terms, the funds shall be paid
to the prospective purchaser or paid to the developer if the prospective purchaser’s
funds have been previously refunded by the developer.

B. If a developer contracts to sell a timeshare interest and the construction of the
accommodation in which the timeshare interest being conveyed is located has not been
completed, the developer, upon expiration of the rescission period, shall continue to
maintain in an escrow account all funds received by or on behalf of the developer from the
prospective purchaser under his or her purchase contract. The Commission shall determine
the types of documentation which shall be required for evidence of completion, including,
but not limited to, a certificate of occupancy, a certificate of substantial completion, or an
inspection by the State Fire Marshal or designee or an equivalent public safety inspection
by the appropriate agency in the applicable jurisdiction. Unless the developer submits an
alternative financial assurance in accordance with paragraph 3, funds shall not be released
from escrow until a certificate of occupancy, or its equivalent, has been obtained and the
rescission period has passed, and the timeshare interest can be transferred free and clear of blanket encumbrances, including mechanics’ liens. Funds to be released from escrow shall be released as follows:

(1) If a prospective purchaser properly cancels the purchase contract pursuant to its
terms, the funds shall be paid to the prospective purchaser or paid to the developer
if the developer has previously refunded the prospective purchaser’s funds.

(2) If a prospective purchaser defaults in the performance of the prospective
purchaser’s obligations under the purchase contract, the funds shall be paid to the
developer.

(3) If the funds of a prospective purchaser have not been previously disbursed in
accordance with the provisions of this paragraph 2., they may be disbursed to the
developer by the escrow agent upon the issuance of acceptable evidence of
completion of construction and closing.

C In lieu of the provisions in paragraphs 1 and 2, the Commission may accept from the
developer a surety bond, escrow bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial
assurance or arrangement acceptable to the Commission. Any acceptable financial
assurances shall be in an amount equal to or in excess of the lesser of

(1) the funds that would otherwise be place in escrow, or

(2) in an amount equal to the cost to complete the incomplete property in which the
timeshare interest is located. However, in no event shall the amount be less that the
amount of funds that would otherwise be placed in escrow pursuant to subparagraph
a. of paragraph 1.

D. The developer shall provide escrow account or broker trust account information to the
Commission and shall execute in writing an authorization consenting to an audit or
examination of the account by the Commission. The developer shall make documents
related to the escrow or trust account or escrow obligation available to the Commission
upon request. The escrow agent or broker shall maintain any disputed funds in the escrow
account until either of the following occurs:

(1) Receipt of written direction agreed to by signature of all parties.

(2) Deposit of the funds with a court of competent jurisdiction in which a civil action
regarding the funds has been filed

E. Excluding any encumbrance placed against the purchaser’s timeshare interest securing the purchaser’s payment of purchase money financing for the purchase, the developer shall not be entitled to the release of any funds escrowed under this section J. with respect to each timeshare interest and any other property or rights to property appurtenant to the timeshare interest, including any amenities represented to the purchaser as being part of the timeshare plan, until the developer has provided satisfactory evidence to the Commission of one of the following:

(1) The timeshare Interest together with any other property or rights to property
appurtenant to the timeshare interest, including any amenities represented to the
purchaser as being part of the timeshare plan, are free and clear of any of the claims
of the developer, any owner of the underlying fee, a mortgagee, judgment creditor,
or other lien holder, or any other person having an interest in or lien or encumbrance
against the timeshare interest or appurtenant property or property rights.

(2) The developer, any owner of the underlying fee, a mortgagee, judgment creditor,
or other lien holder, or any other person having an interest in or lien or encumbrance
against the timeshare interest or appurtenant property or property rights, including
any amenities represented to the purchaser as being part of the timeshare plan, has
recorded a subordination and notice to creditors document in the appropriate public
records of the jurisdiction in which the timeshare interest is located. The
subordination document shall expressly and effectively provide that the interest
holder’s right, lien or encumbrance shall not adversely affect, and shall be
subordinate to, the rights of the owners of the timeshare interests in the timeshare
plan regardless of the date of purchase.

(3) The developer, any owner of the underlying fee, a mortgagee, judgment creditor,
or other lien holder, or any other person having an interest in or lien or encumbrance
against the timeshare interest or appurtenant property or property rights, including
any amenities represented to the purchaser as being part of the timeshare plan, has
transferred the subject accommodations, amenities, or all use rights in the amenities
to a nonprofit organization or owners’ association to be held for the use and benefit
of the owners of the timeshare plan, which organization or owners association shall
act as a fiduciary to the purchasers, and the developer has transferred control of the
entity to the owners or does not exercise its voting rights in the entity with respect
to the subject accommodations or amenities: Prior to the transfer, any lien or other
encumbrance against the accommodation or facility shall be made subject to a
subordination and notice to creditors, instrument pursuant to subparagraph b. or be
free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.

(4) Alternative arrangements have been made which are adequate to protect the rights
of the purchasers of the timeshare interests and approved by the Commission.

F. Nothing in this section shall prevent a developer from accessing any escrow funds if the
developer has complied with paragraph 3 of this section.

G. The developer shall notify the Commission of the extent to which an accommodation may
become subject to a tax or other lien arising out of claims against other purchasers in the
same timeshare plan.

H. Developers, sellers, escrow agents, brokers and their employees and agents have a fiduciary duty to purchasers with respect to funds required to be deposited under these rules. Any Mississippi broker or salesperson who fails to comply with rules concerning the
establishment of an escrow or broker trust account, deposits of funds, and property into
escrow or withdrawal there from, shall be in violation of the Mississippi Real Estate
Brokers Act of 1954, as amended, and the Rules and Regulations of the Commission. The
failure to establish an escrow or trust account or to place funds therein as required under
these rules is prima facie evidence of an intentional and purposeful violation.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.10 Insurance

A. For single site timeshare plans and component sites of multi-site timeshare plans located
in this state, the timeshare instrument shall require that the following insurance be at all
times maintained in force to protect timeshare interest owners in the timeshare plan:

(1) Insurance against property damage as a result of fire and other hazards commonly
insured against, covering all real and personal property comprising the timeshare
plan in an amount not less than 80 percent of the full replacement value of the
timeshare property.

(2) Liability insurance against death, bodily injury, and property damage arising out of
or in connection with the use, ownership, or maintenance for the accommodations
of the timeshare plan. The amounts of the insurance shall be determined by the
association but shall not be less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to
One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) for personal injury and One Hundred Thousand
Dollars ($100,000) for property damage.
B. In a timeshare use offering, the trustee, if one exists, shall be a named coinsured, and if for any reason, title to the accommodation is not held in trust, the association shall be named as a coinsured as the agent for each of the timeshare interest owners.
C. In a timeshare estate offering, the association shall be named as a coinsured if it has title to the property or as a coinsured as agent for each of the timeshare interest owners if title is
held by the owners as tenants in common.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.11 Advertising and Marketing:

A. No advertising shall:

(1) Misrepresent a fact or create a false or misleading impression regarding the
timeshare plan.

(2) Make a prediction of increases in the price or value of timeshare periods.

(3) Contain any contradictory statements.

(4) Describe any improvements to the timeshare plan that will not be built or that are
described as completed when not completed.

B. No promotional device, sweepstakes, lodging certificate, gift award, premium, discount,
drawing, prize or display in connection with an offer to sell a timeshare interest may be
utilized without the applicable disclosure as follows:

(1) That the promotional device is being used for the purposes of soliciting sales of
timeshare periods;

(2) Of the name and address of each timeshare plan or business entity participating in
the program;

(3) Of the date and year when all prizes are to be awarded;

(4) Of the method by which all prizes are to be awarded;

(5) If applicable, a statement that it is a national program with multiple sponsors and
the gifts offered are not limited solely to customers of said development but apply
also to other developments.

C. The following are not considered to be advertising materials:

(1) Any stockholder communication, financial report, prospectus or other material
required to be delivered to owners, prospective purchasers or other persons by an
agency of any state or the federal government;

(2) Any communication addressed to and relating to the account of any person who has
previously executed a contract for the purchase of a timeshare interest in a
timeshare plan to which the communication relates;

(3) Any oral or written statement disseminated to the broadcast, print or other news
media, other than paid advertising, regarding plans for the acquisition or
development of timeshare property. However, any redistribution of such oral or
written statements to a prospective purchaser in any manner would constitute an
advertisement;

(4) Any publication or material relating to the promotion of accommodations for
transient rental, so long as a mandatory tour of a timeshare plan or attendance at a
mandatory sales presentation is not a term or condition of the availability of such
accommodations, so long as the failure of the transient renter to take a tour of a
timeshare plan or attend a sales presentation does not result in the transient renter
receiving less than what was promised in such materials;

(5) Any audio, written or visual publication or material relating to an exchange
company or exchange program providing to an existing member of that exchange
company or exchange program.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.12 Management

A. Before the first sale of a timeshare period, the developer shall create or provide for a
managing entity, which may be the developer, a separate management firm, or an owner’s
association, or some combination thereof.

B. The management entity shall act in the capacity of fiduciary to the purchasers of the
timeshare plans.

C. The duties of the management entity shall include, but are not limited to:

(1) Management and maintenance of all accommodations constituting the timeshare
plan.

(2) Preparing an itemized annual operating and reserve budget.

(3) The assessment and collection of funds for common expenses.

(4) The assessment and collection of property taxes and casualty insurance and liability
insurance against the owners, for which managing entity shall he primarily liable.

(5) Maintenance of all books and records concerning the timeshare plan and making
all of them reasonably available for inspection by any purchaser, or the authorized
agent of such purchaser.

(6) Arranging for an annual independent audit to be conducted of all the books and
financial records of the timeshare plan by a certified public accountant. A copy of
the audit shall be forwarded to the officers of the owner’s association; or, if no
association exists, the owner of each timeshare period shall be notified in writing
that such audit is available upon request.

(7) Scheduling occupancy of the timeshare units so that all purchasers will be provided
the use and possession of the accommodations for which they have contracted.

(8) Notifying purchasers of common assessments and the identity of the managing
entity.

(9) Performing any other functions and duties that are necessary and proper to maintain
the accommodations and operate the owner’s association as provided in the contract
or the timeshare instruments.

(10) Maintaining appropriate insurance as required by Rule 8.9 of these rules.

D. The managing entity shall not be required to provide a reserve budget for any timeshare
plan or accommodation for which a timeshare instrument has been approved prior to
adoption of these rules.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.13 Liens

A. The management entity has a lien on a timeshare period from the date an assessment
becomes due.

B. The management entity may bring an action in its name to foreclose a lien for assessments
in the manner a mortgage of real property is foreclosed and may bring an action to recover
a money judgment for the unpaid assessments, or, when no interest in real property is
conveyed, an action under the Uniform Commercial Code.

C. The lien is effective from the date of recording in the public records of the county or
counties in which the accommodations are located, or as otherwise provided by the laws
of the jurisdiction in which the accommodations are located.

D. A judgment in any action or suit brought under this section may include costs and
reasonable attorney’s fees for the prevailing party.

E. Labor or materials furnished to a unit shall not be the basis for the filing of a lien against
the timeshare unit of any timeshare interest owner not expressly consenting to or requesting
the labor or materials.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 8.14 Owner Referrals

A. Referrals of prospective customers to the developer by any existing timeshare owner shall be permitted, without the owner holding a real estate license and compensation may be paid to the referring owner, only under the following circumstances:

(1) The existing timeshare owner refers no more than twenty (20) prospective
customers in any twelve (12) month period; and

(2) The existing timeshare owner limits his or her activities to referring customers to the
developer or the developer’s employees or agents and does not show, discuss terms
or conditions of purchase or otherwise participate in any negotiations with the
purchase of a timeshare interest.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Part 1601 Chapter 9: Errors and Omissions Insurance Coverage
Rule 9.1 Administration

A. Invitations to bid on the Errors and Omissions coverage shall be by advertisement
published in the appropriate newspaper having state‐wide coverage.

B. Selection and approval of the Errors and Omissions Insurance carrier shall be by
Commissioners utilizing consultants or committees as deemed appropriate by the
Commission.

C. Upon approval of the carrier, invoices shall be sent via First Class Mail to all licensees;
including companies and corporations; along with the necessary information describing the
various available coverages, the period of coverage and the minimum requirements for
independent coverage if desired by a licensee.

D. Coverage shall be a twelve (12) month period beginning October 1, 1994 and continuing
thereafter on twelve-month basis.

E. Premiums shall be collected by the carrier or the Commission, at the Commission’s
discretion.

F. The Commission may maintain computer or written records as required for accurate
documentation and administration of this program.
Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

Rule 9.2 Licensee Status

A. Active licensees not submitting the required premium or providing the required proof of
acceptable independent coverage within 30 days after the due date of the premium shall be
placed automatically on inactive status at the end of the 30-day period.

B. Inactive licensees will not be required to pay the premium until changing to active status
and the premium will be assessed on a pro rata basis. However, inactive licensees will be
invoiced at the beginning of the policy period. They may pay the full premium at that time
if they desire.

C. New licensees will be given notice when their license is issued to provide proof of coverage
within 30 days of the issuance of license or pay the premium specified on a pro rata basis.
Failure to do so will result in their license being changed to inactive status.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35
Rule 9.3 Independent Coverage

A. Licensees having independent coverage shall submit proof of coverage by the beginning
of the policy period as set forth above. Any deficiency in supplying proof of coverage must
be corrected within no more than 30 days after the beginning of the policy period. Proof
of coverage shall be by a “Certificate of Insurance” provided by the independent insurance
carrier.

B. Minimum requirements of independent coverage shall be:

(1) Coverage must be for all activities for which a real estate license is required under
this Chapter.

(2) A per claim limit is not less than $100,000.00.

(3) The deductible is not more than $2,500.00 per licensee, per claim, for any damages
and the deductible is not more than $1,000.00 per licensee, per claim, for defense
costs.

(4) The independent insurance carrier shall agree to a non‐cancelable policy or
provide a letter of commitment to notify the Commission 30 days prior to intention
to cancel.

Miss. Code Ann. §73-35-35

TITLE 30: Professions and Occupations
PART 1602: Oral Proceedings & Declaratory Opinions

Chapter 1: Oral Proceedings
Rule 1.1 Scope.

These rules apply to all oral proceedings held for the purpose of providing the public with an
opportunity to make oral presentations on proposed new rules and amendments to rules before the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 1.2 When Oral Proceedings will be scheduled on Proposed Rules.

The Commission will conduct an oral proceeding on a proposed rule or amendment if requested by a political subdivision, an agency or ten (10) persons in writing within twenty (20) days after the filing of the notice of the proposed rule.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 1.3 Request Format.

Each request must be printed or typewritten or must be in legible handwriting. Each request must be submitted on standard business letter-size paper (81/2 inches by 11 inches). Requests may be in the form of a letter addressed to the Commission and signed by the requestor(s).

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 1.4 Notification of Oral Proceeding.

The date, time and place of all oral proceedings shall be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and mailed to each requestor. The oral proceedings will be scheduled no earlier than twenty (20) days from the filing of this information with the Secretary of State.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).

Rule 1.5 Presiding Officer.
The Commission Administrator or his designee, who is familiar with the substance of the proposed rule, shall preside at the oral proceeding on a proposed rule.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).

Rule 1.6 Public Presentation and Participation.

A. At an oral proceeding on a proposed rule, persons may make oral statements and make
documentary and physical submissions, which may include data, views, comments or
arguments concerning the proposed rule.

B. Persons wishing to make oral presentations at such a proceeding shall notify the Board at
least one business day prior to the proceeding and indicate the general subject of their
presentations. The presiding officer in his or her discretion may allow individuals to
participate that have not previously contacted the Commission.

C. At the proceeding, those who participate shall indicate their names and addresses, identify
any persons or organizations they may represent, and provide any other information
relating to their participation deemed appropriate by the presiding officer.

D. The presiding officer may place time limitations on individual oral presentations when
necessary to assure the orderly and expeditious conduct of the oral proceeding. To
encourage joint oral presentations and to avoid repetition, additional time may be provided
for persons whose presentations represent the views of other individuals as well as their
own views.

E. Persons making oral presentations are encouraged to avoid restating matters that have
already been submitted in writing.

F. There shall be no interruption of a participant who has been given the floor by the presiding
officer, except that the presiding officer may in his or her discretion interrupt or end the
participant’s time where the orderly conduct of the proceeding so requires.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 1.7 Conduct of Oral Proceeding.

A. Presiding Officer – The presiding officer shall have authority to conduct the proceeding in
his or her discretion for the orderly conduct of the proceeding. The presiding officer shall:

(1) call proceeding to order;

(2) give a brief synopsis of the proposed rule, a statement of the statutory authority for the
proposed rule, and the reasons provided by the Board for the proposed rule;

(3) call on those individuals who have contacted the Commission about speaking on or
against the proposed rule;

(4) allow for rebuttal statements following all participant’s comments; and

(5) adjourn the proceeding.

B. Questions. – The presiding officer, where time permits and to facilitate the exchange of
information, may open the floor to questions or general discussion. The presiding officer
may question participants and permit the questioning of participants by other participants
about any matter relating to that rule-making proceeding, including any prior written
submissions made by those participants in that proceeding; but no participant shall be
required to answer any question.

C. Physical and Documentary Submissions. – Submissions presented by participants in an oral proceeding shall be submitted to the presiding officer. Such submissions become the
property of the Commission and are subject to the Commission’s public records request
procedure.

D. Recording. – The Commission may record oral proceedings by stenographic or electronic
means.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-3.104 (Rev. 2010).
Part 1503 Chapter 2: Declaratory Opinions
Rule 2.1 Scope.

These rules set forth the Mississippi Real Estate Commission’s rules governing the form, content and filing of requests for declaratory opinions, and the Commission’s procedures regarding the requests. These rules are intended to supplement and be read in conjunction with the provisions of the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law, which may contain additional information regarding the issuance of declaratory opinions. In the event of any conflict between these rules and the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law, the latter shall govern.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.2. Persons Who May Request Declaratory Opinions.

Any person with a substantial interest in the subject matter may request a declaratory opinion from the Commission by following the specified procedures. A substantial interest in the subject matter means: an individual, business, group or other entity that is directly affected by the Commission’s administration of the laws within its primary jurisdiction. Primary jurisdiction of the agency means the agency has a constitutional or statutory grant of authority in the subject matter at issue.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.3 Subjects Which May Be Addressed in Declaratory Opinions.

The Commission will issue declaratory opinions regarding the applicability to specified facts of:
A. a statute administered or enforced by the Commission or

B. a rule promulgated by the Commission.
The Commission will not issue a declaratory opinion a statute or rule which is outside the primary jurisdiction of the Commission.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.4 Circumstances In Which Declaratory Opinions Will Not Be Issued.

The Commission may, for good cause, refuse to issue, a declaratory opinion. The circumstances
in which declaratory opinions will not be issued include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A. Lack of clarity concerning the question presented;

B. There is pending or anticipated litigation, administrative action, or other adjudication
which may either answer the question presented by the request or otherwise make an
answer unnecessary;

C. The statute or rule on which a declaratory opinion is sought is clear and not in need of
interpretation to answer the question presented by the request;

D. The facts presented in the request are not sufficient to answer the question presented;

E. The request fails to contain information required by these rules or the requestor failed to
follow the procedure set forth in these rules;

F. The request seeks to resolve issues which have become moot, or are abstract or hypothetical such that the requestor is not substantially affected by the statute or rule on which a declaratory opinion is sought;

G. No controversy exists concerning the issue as the requestor is not faced with existing facts
or those certain to arise which raise a question concerning the application of the statute or
rule;

H. The question presented by the request concerns the legal validity of a statute or rule;

I. The request is not based upon facts calculated to aid in the planning of future conduct but
is, instead, based on past conduct in an effort to establish the effect of that conduct;

J. No clear answer is determinable;
K. The question presented by the request involves the application of a criminal statute or a set of facts which may constitute a crime;

L. The answer to the question presented would require the disclosure of information which is privileged or otherwise protected by law from disclosure;

M. The question is currently the subject of an Attorney General’s opinion request or has been answered by an Attorney General’s Opinion;

N. A similar request is pending before this agency or any other agency or a proceeding is
pending on the same subject matter before any agency, administrative or judicial tribunal,
or where such an opinion would constitute the unauthorized practice of law;

O. Where issuance of a declaratory opinion may adversely affect the interests of the State, the Commission or any of their officers or employees in any litigation which is pending or may reasonably be expected to arise;

P. The question involves eligibility for a license, permit, certificate or other approval by the
Commission or some other agency, and there is a statutory or regulatory application
process by which eligibility for said license, permit, certificate or other approval would be
determined.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.5 Written Request Required.

Each request must be printed or typewritten or must be in legible handwriting. Each request must be submitted on standard business letter-size paper (81/2 inches by 11 inches). Requests may be in the form of a letter addressed to the Board.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.6 Where to Send Requests.

All requests must be sent to the Commission Administrator, The Mississippi Real Estate
Commission: (1) by mail at P.O. Box 12685, Jackson, MS 39236; or (2) delivered to 4780 I-
North, LeFleur’s Bluff Tower, Suite 300, Jackson, MS 39211; or (3) sent via facsimile to (601)
321-6955. All requests must be sent to the attention of Declaratory Opinion Request as follows:
ATTN: DECLARATORY OPINION REQUEST

Rule 2.7 Name, Address, and Signature of Requestor.

Each request must include the full name, telephone number and mailing address of the requestor.

All requests shall be signed by the person filing the request, who shall attest that the request complies with the requirements set forth in these rules, including but not limited to a full, complete and accurate statement of relevant facts and that there are no related proceedings pending before any other administrative or judicial tribunal.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).

Rule 2.8 Question Presented.

Each request shall contain the following:

A. A clear and concise statement of all facts on which the opinion is requested;

B. A citation to the statute or rule at issue;

C. The question(s) sought to be answered in the opinion, stated clearly;

D. A suggested proposed opinion from the requestor, stating the answers desired by petitioner and a summary of the reasons in support of those answers;

E. The identity of all other known persons involved in or impacted by the described factual
situation, including their relationship to the facts, name, mailing address and telephone
number; and

F. A statement to show that the person seeking the opinion has a substantial interest in the
subject matter.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.9 Time for Board Response.

Within forty-five (45) days after the receipt of a request for a declaratory opinion which complies with the requirements of these rules, the Commission shall, in writing:

A. Issue a declaratory opinion regarding the specified statute or rule as applied to the specified circumstances;

B. Decline to issue a declaratory opinion, stating the reasons for its action; or

C. Agree to issue a declaratory opinion by a specified time but not later than ninety (90) days
after receipt of the written request.

D. The forty-five (45) day period shall begin running on the first State of Mississippi business day on or after the request is received the Board, whichever is sooner.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.10 Opinion Not Final for Sixty Days.
A declaratory opinion shall not become final until the expiration of sixty (60) days after the
issuance of the opinion. Prior to the expiration of sixty (60) days, the Commission may, in its
discretion, withdraw or amend the declaratory opinion for any reason which is not arbitrary or capricious. Reasons for withdrawing or amending an opinion include, but are not limited to, a determination that the request failed to meet the requirements of these rules or that the opinion issued contains a legal or factual error.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.11 Notice by Board to third parties.

The Commission may give notice to any person, agency or entity that a declaratory opinion has been requested, and may receive and consider data, facts arguments and opinions from other persons, agencies or other entities other than the requestor.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.12 Public Availability of Requests and Declaratory Opinions.

Declaratory opinions and requests for declaratory opinions shall be available for public inspection and copying in accordance with the Public Records Act and the Commission public records request procedure. All declaratory opinions and requests shall be indexed by name and subject.

Declaratory opinions and requests which contain information which is confidential or exempt from disclosure under the Mississippi Public Records Act or other laws shall be exempt from this requirement and shall remain confidential.

Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).
Rule 2.13 Effect of a Declaratory Opinion.

The Commission will not pursue any civil, criminal or administrative action against a person who is issued a declaratory opinion from the Commission and who, in good faith, follows the direction of the opinion and acts in accordance therewith unless a court of competent jurisdiction holds that the opinion is manifestly wrong. Any declaratory opinion rendered by the Commission shall be binding only on the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and the person to whom the opinion is issued. No declaratory opinion will be used as precedent for any other transaction or occurrence beyond that set forth by the requesting person.
Miss. Code Ann. §25-43-2-103 (Rev. 2010).

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