I have since spoken to the closing company and have faxed a copy of the maintenance fee bill to them. They acknowledge the fact that my obligation to pay maintenance fees begins in 2013 (first year of usage) and promise to take care of the matter by either paying the fees to marriott directly themselves or by submitting corrective paperwork to them within the next few days. I'll keep everyone posted on the results. However, I do agree that maintenance fees begin in the year of usage in connection with EOY ownerships. It also says that on my deed and the language in the deed is acknowledged by marriott.
If for some bizarre salesmanship, you find that your purchase of this was contingent upon you paying the PREVIOUS year's pending *half) MF, then they darn better well have deposited HALF (and it better be the big half of the lockout) with II, and therefore you can send it forward for future trades. Or - if there is such a deposit (which I doubt, if the seller is trying to hoodwink somehow into paying the 2012 MF half, left-over), you can always rent it and recoup some $$$ - or use it. What the heck - but since it is out of year of use, you will pay for the famous PARKING at BPT.
What I have told you here is pure wild speculation, of course - but might give you some leverage if the seller turns out to be a weasel. Paper trails and good alternative ideas often open doors you did no know existed.
We own an EOY at BPT, but bought from Marriott last year, as a foreclosure. Still have not used it, since we had a Getaway booked, then got a AC, and before we got the AC (which we used at GV) we had already traded the other half of BPT for Ocean Pointe! So - by 11 months from now, we should be staying in BPT - but still not in our year of use - but as a trade of the lockoff, back into our own property! Don't you love this? Ever try and explain this to people who do NOT own timeshares???