2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 9 — Civil code-ancillaries
RS 9:4835 — Filing of bond or other security; cancellation of statement of claim or privilege or notice of lis pendens
§4835. Filing of bond or other security; cancellation of statement of claim or privilege or notice of lis pendens
A. If a statement of claim or privilege or a notice of lis pendens is filed, any interested party may deposit with the recorder of mortgages either a bond of a lawful surety company authorized to do business in the state or cash, certified funds, or a federally insured certificate of deposit to guarantee payment of the obligation secured by the privilege or that portion as may be lawfully due together with interest, costs, and attorney's fees to which the claimant may be entitled up to a total amount of one hundred twenty-five percent of the principal amount of the claim as asserted in the statement of claim or privilege or such a suit. A surety shall not have the benefit of division or discussion.
B. If the recorder of mortgages finds the amount of the cash, certified funds, or certificate of deposit or the terms and amount of a bond deposited with him to be in conformity with this Section, he shall note his approval on the bond and make note of either the bond or of the cash, certified funds, or certificate of deposit in the margin of the statement of claim or privilege or notice of lis pendens as it is recorded in the mortgage records and cancel the statement of claim or privilege or the notice of lis pendens from his records by making an appropriate notation in the margin of the recorded statement or notice. The bond shall not be recorded but shall be retained by the recorder of mortgages as a part of his records.
C. Any party who files a bond or other security to guarantee payment of an obligation secured by a privilege in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 9:4835(A) shall give notice to the owner of the immovable, the holder of the lien, and the contractor of the improvements to the immovable by certified mail to the address of the immovable or to the lienholder's address in the case of notice to the lienholder.
Acts 1981, No. 724, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982. Acts 1984, No. 388, §1; Acts 1985, No. 556, §1.
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