LAND BANK FAST TRACK ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 2003
124.755 Acquisition of property; accepting deed in lieu of foreclosure or sale; release of tax lien.
(1) Except as provided in section 4(8), an authority may acquire by gift, devise, transfer, exchange, foreclosure, purchase, or otherwise on terms and conditions and in a manner the authority considers proper, real or personal property, or rights or interests in real or personal property.
(2) Real property acquired by an authority by purchase may be by purchase contract, lease purchase agreement, installment sales contract, land contract, or otherwise, except as provided in section 4(8). The authority may acquire real property or rights or interests in real property for any purpose the authority considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, including, but not limited to, 1 or more of the following purposes:
(a) The use or development of property the authority has otherwise acquired.
(b) To facilitate the assembly of property for sale or lease to any other public or private person, including, but not limited to, a nonprofit or for profit corporation.
(c) To protect or prevent the extinguishing of any lien, including a tax lien, held by the authority or imposed upon property held by the authority.
(3) An authority may also acquire by purchase, on terms and conditions and in a manner the authority considers proper, property or rights or interest in property from 1 or more of the following sources:
(a) The department of natural resources under section 2101 or 2102 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.2101 and 324.2102.
(b) A foreclosing governmental unit under the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.1 to 211.157.
(c) The Michigan state housing development authority under the state housing development authority act of 1966, 1966 PA 346, MCL 125.1401 to 125.1499c.
(4) An authority may hold and own in its name any property acquired by it or conveyed to it by this state, a foreclosing governmental unit, a local unit of government, an intergovernmental entity created under the laws of this state, or any other public or private person, including, but not limited to, tax reverted property and property with or without clear title.
(5) All deeds, mortgages, contracts, leases, purchases, or other agreements regarding property of an authority, including agreements to acquire or dispose of real property, may be approved by and executed in the name of the authority.
(6) A foreclosing governmental unit may not transfer property subject to forfeiture, foreclosure, and sale under sections 78 to 78p of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.78 to 211.78p, until after the property has been offered for sale or other transfer under section 78m of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.78m, and the foreclosing governmental unit has retained possession of the property under section 78m(7) of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.78m.
History: 2003, Act 258, Imd. Eff. Jan. 5, 2004
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