TITLE 34
Property

CHAPTER 34-41
Rhode Island Real Estate Time-Share Act

ARTICLE 34-41-4.01
Protection of Purchasers

SECTION 34-41-4.12


§ 34-41-4.12 Implied warranties of quality.

(a) A developer and any person in the business of selling real estate for his or her own account warrants that a time-share unit will be in at least as good condition at the earlier of the time of the transfer or of the delivery of possession as it was at the time of contracting, reasonable wear and tear excepted.

(b) A developer and any person in the business of selling real estate for his or her own account impliedly warrants that a time-share unit and any other real property the time-share owners have a right to use in conjunction therewith are suitable for the ordinary uses of real estate of its type and that any improvements made or contracted for by him or her, or made by any person before transfer, will be:

(1) Free from defective materials; and

(2) Constructed in accordance with applicable law, according to sound engineering and construction standards, and in a workerlike manner.

(c) In addition, a developer warrants to a purchaser of a time share that an existing use of the time-share unit, continuation of which is contemplated by the parties, does not violate applicable law at the earlier of the time of transfer or of the delivery of possession.

(d) Warranties imposed by this section may be excluded or modified as provided in § 34-41-4.13.

(e) For purposes of this section, improvements made or contracted for by an affiliate of a developer are made or contracted for by the developer.

(f) Any transfer of a time share transfers to the purchaser all of any developer's implied warranties of quality.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 141, § 2.)