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      RS 47:2161     


§2161.  Tax sale title; payment of taxes by purchaser; improvements by tax sale purchaser

A.  From the date of filing a tax sale certificate selling tax sale title to a tax sale purchaser, all taxes on the property shall, after that date, be assessed to and paid by the tax sale purchaser until the property, or any part, is redeemed.  If redeemed, the person redeeming shall pay all statutory impositions assessed upon the property subsequent to the tax sale.  The failure to assess the property in the name of the tax sale purchaser shall not affect the validity of the tax sale.

B.(1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in the city of New Orleans, if a tax sale purchaser has made improvements to abandoned  or blighted property, as defined in R.S. 19:136.1, in order to bring the property into compliance with one or more municipal code ordinances prior to the property being redeemed, the person redeeming the property shall reimburse the tax sale purchaser for the costs of improvements required to bring the property into compliance with any such ordinances.  The maximum amount of reimbursement for improvements shall be fifteen hundred dollars for abandoned property and three thousand dollars for blighted property.  The maximum amount shall be per property per year.

(2)  In order to receive reimbursement for the costs of improvements, the tax sale purchaser shall be required to file an affidavit and receipts in the mortgage records of the parish documenting the costs of such improvements within sixty days after receiving notice of redemption.

(3)  The failure by a person redeeming property to reimburse a tax sale purchaser for improvements made in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall not terminate or otherwise impair in any way the right of any such person to redeem his property pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

Acts 2008, No. 819, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2011, No. 275, §1, eff. June 28, 2011.

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