• (a)

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 62-13-110

      • Acquisition agent: means a person who by means of personal inducement, solicitation, or otherwise attempts directly to encourage any person to attend a sales presentation for a time-share program. See Tennessee Code 62-13-102
      • Affiliate broker: means any person engaged under contract by or on behalf of a licensed broker to participate in any activity included in subdivision (4). See Tennessee Code 62-13-102
      • Broker: means any person who, for a fee, commission, finders fee or any other valuable consideration or with the intent or expectation of receiving a fee, commission, finders fee or any other valuable consideration from another, solicits, negotiates or attempts to solicit or negotiate the listing, sale, purchase, exchange, lease or option to buy, sell, rent or exchange for any real estate or of the improvements on the real estate or any time-share interval as defined in the Tennessee Time-Share Act, compiled in title 66, chapter 32, part 1, collects rents or attempts to collect rents, auctions or offers to auction or who advertises or holds out as engaged in any of the foregoing. See Tennessee Code 62-13-102
      • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
      • Person: means and includes individuals, corporations, partnerships or associations, foreign and domestic. See Tennessee Code 62-13-102
      • Time-share salesperson: means any person acting as a seller of any time-share interval under contract with or control of a licensed real estate broker pursuant to a registered time-share program. See Tennessee Code 62-13-102
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (1) Any person acting as a broker, affiliate broker, time-share salesperson or acquisition agent without first obtaining a license commits a Class B misdemeanor.

    • (2) A corporation that violates subdivision (a)(1) is ineligible to obtain a license for a period of one (1) year from the date of conviction of the offense.

  • (b) Any person acting as a broker, affiliate broker, time-share salesperson or acquisition agent without first obtaining a license who has received any money or the equivalent of money as a fee, commission, compensation or profit by or in consequence of a violation of this chapter, is, in addition, liable for a penalty of no less than the amount of the sum of money so received and no more than three (3) times the sum so received, as may be determined by the court, which penalty may be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction by any person aggrieved.