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Timeframe for removing deceased member

dinah's rich

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Aug 30, 2023
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My mother and father bought a unit at Orange Lake Kissimmee in the 1990's. My father passed away about 20 years ago and my siblings and I recently found that my mother: 1) still had the time share-she hadn't mentioned it since the early 2010's, 2) was being scammed by someone who promised to sell the unit for her, 3) never removed my father from the deed, and 4) was talked into purchasing points in Lake Geneva back in 2010. We stopped her from continuing to pay the scammer, told her that we'll never see that money again and promised to help relieve her of this burden. At this point, we're just trying to cut her losses and move on. My oldest sister and I called HICV with my mother present and got some options from them. Step 1 was to get my father removed from the deed on the original purchase. We have started that process, but I was curious if anyone else has experience removing a deceased owner from an HICV deed. Will they purposely drag their feet so that another year's worth of maintenance fees are due? Or do they generally get this done in a timely manner? Just want to know what we're in for so I can plan accordingly.


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Jun 6, 2005
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Charlotte, NC (really Fort Mill, SC)
I do not have an answer for you, but I also have a deceased husband on my deed. Interesting that HICV HIVC did not find this to be an impediment when they tried to sell me an upgrade to a signature points package two days ago. Previously, at prior presentations, the sales office said that I would have to process his removal from the deed. This means, in my case, filing some legal paperwork in Las Vegas where the original deed is located. (I bought on secondary foreclosure market).
I eventually processed a rescission letter today, so I am sorry I cannot help with your question. I just wanted to post in case might info might offer insight to someone else. When they want to sell more points, apparently the deceased ownership is not a problem.