2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:4365 - Oaths of appraisers; sheriff appoints third appraiser if two cannot agree; minute, written appraisal; delivery
§4365. Oaths of appraisers; sheriff appoints third appraiser if two cannot agree; minute, written appraisal; delivery
A. The appraisers shall take an oath to make a true and just appraisal of the property.
B. If the appraisers cannot agree, and (1) the difference in value between the two appraisals does not exceed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and (2) the value assigned by the lower of the two appraisers is at least ninety percent of the value assigned by the higher of the two appraisers, then the sheriff shall average the two figures and use the average as the appraised value for purposes of determining the opening bid. In those cases where the two appraisers do not agree and the values are not within the averaging limits, then the sheriff shall appoint a third appraiser, who shall also be sworn, and whose decision shall be final.
C. The property seized must be appraised with such minuteness that it can be sold together or separately.
D. The appraisers shall reduce their appraisal to writing, sign it, and deliver it to the sheriff.
E. The appraisal of any appraiser appointed by the sheriff shall be made and delivered to the sheriff at a time prior to the sale.
Added by Acts 1960, No. 32, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1985, No. 446, §1; Acts 1987, No. 807, §1.