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Timeshare Closing Requirements by State!
This free Timeshare Advice article lists the closing requirements of each US state  per the real estate laws in that state.  Please note this applies to the state the timeshare exists in!

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Timeshare Closing Requirements by US State

provided by TUGGER Dave H.of PCS Holdings

Alabama
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear in top right hand corner of first page, or bottom left hand corner of last page
Individual may prepare own instrument, otherwise instrument should be prepared by an Attorney.



Alaska
No listed requirements.



Arizona
No listed requirements.



Arkansas
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear in top right hand corner of first page, or bottom left hand corner of last page
Instrument must be prepared by an Attorney.



California
no listed requirement



Colorado
no listed requirements



Connecticut
no listed requirements



Delaware
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear typed or printed on the upper right hand corner of first page
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



District of Columbia
no listed requirements



Florida
Name and address of the NATURAL person who prepared instrument must be printed, typewritten or stamped on instrument. See Florida Statute 695.26
Name and address must appear in upper left hand corner of first page
Attorney is not required, however if a title company prepared the instrument, the preparation of the instrument must be incidental to the issuance of a title insurance policy and there cannot be an extra charge for such services above the authorized title insurance premium.  A title company may not charge for its services in preparing title documents if no risk premium is charged and no policy issued when the services in the absence of a title insurance transaction constitute the unauthorized practice of law.. See Preferred Title Services, Inc. v. Seven Seas Resort Condominium, Inc., 458 So. 2d 884 (Fla. 5th D.C.A. 1984), The Florida Bar v. Columbia Title of Florida 197 So. 2d 3 (Fla. 1967) and The Florida Bar v. McPhee, 195 So. 2d 552 (Fla. 1967).



Georgia
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear typed or printed on the top 3 inches of the first page
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Guam
no listed requirements



Hawaii
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument is not required to be on instrument.
Attorney is required unless the preparer is a party to the instrument and prepared the document in the state of hawaii



Idaho
no listed requirements



Illinois
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on document following the line "This document was prepared by..."
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Indiana
Name of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name must appear at the end of the deed
Individual may prepare own instrument, otherwise an Attorney is required



Iowa
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on document on page 1 below the 3" margin
Attorney not required to prepare instrument, but recommended



Kansas
no listed requirements



Kentucky
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Attorney is required to prepare instrument.



Louisiana
no listed requirements



Maine
no listed requirements



Maryland
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear somewhere on document.
Party to instrument may prepare own instrument, otherwise an Attorney is required.



Massachusetts
no listed requirements



Michigan
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on page 1 of document, or at bottom of last page
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Minnesota
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on document following the line "This document was prepared by..."
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Mississippi
Name Address and Phone number of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Party to instrument may prepare own instrument, otherwise an Attorney is required.  (note atty state bar number required on document)



Missouri
no listed requirements



Montana
no listed requirements



Nebraska
no listed requirements



Nevada
no listed requirements



New Hampshire
no listed requirements



New Jersey
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on first page of document.
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



New Mexico
no listed requirements



New York
Attorney required to prepare instrument.



North Carolina
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on front page of document.
Attorney required to prepare instrument.



North Dakota
no listed requirements



Ohio
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Party to instrument may prepare own deed, otherwise Attorney required to prepare instrument



Oregon

no listed requirements



Pennsylvania
no listed requirements



puerto rico
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Attorney or Notary Required



Rhode Island
no listed requirements



South Carolina

Attorney Required to prepare instrument



South Dakota
Name Address and phone number of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Tennessee
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument . 66-24-115.
Name and Address must appear on document following the line "This document was prepared by..." typed stamped or printed on first page.
Attorney required to prepare instrument. . 23-3-101, T.C.A.



Texas
no listed requirements



Utah
no listed requirements



Vermont

Name Address and phone number of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Virgin Islands
no listed requirements



Virginia
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear on front page of document.
Attorney required to prepare instrument unless preparer is a party to the transaction.



Washington
no listed requirements



West Virginia
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument
Name and Address must appear at the conclusion of the documnet. W. Va. Code Sec. 39-1-2a
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Wisconsin
Name and Address of person who prepared instrument must appear on instrument  . 59.513.
Attorney not required to prepare instrument.



Wyoming
no listed requirements

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