2019 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning and Housing
Chapter 30 - Tennessee Local Land Bank Program
§ 13-30-110. Acquisition and maintenance of real property and interests in real property.
(a) The corporation may acquire real property or interests in real property for the land bank by gift, devise, transfer, exchange, foreclosure, purchase, or otherwise on terms and conditions and in a manner the corporation considers proper.
(b) The corporation may acquire real property by purchase contracts, lease purchase agreements, installment sales contracts or land contracts, and may accept transfers from municipalities or counties upon such terms and conditions as agreed to by the corporation and the local government.
(c) The corporation shall maintain all of its real property and real property held in the land bank in accordance with state law and the laws and ordinances of the jurisdiction in which the real property is located.
(d) The corporation shall not own or hold real property located outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the local governmental entity or entities that created the corporation; provided, however, that the corporation may be granted authority pursuant to an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with another municipality or county to manage and maintain real property located within the jurisdiction of such other municipality or county.
(e) Except as provided in § 13-30-120, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any municipality or county may convey to the corporation real property and interests in real property on such terms and conditions, and according to such procedures, as determined by the legislative body of the local government conveying the real property to the corporation.
(1) The corporation may provide written notice to the clerk and master in advance of any delinquent property tax sale auction held pursuant to § 67-5-2005(b) that it wishes to enter the minimum bid for cash for any parcel advertised for sale in such auction, and such minimum bid shall preempt all other bids for said parcel, and the local land bank shall be the prevailing bidder.
(2) If there are no other bidders on a parcel under subdivision (f)(1), such minimum bid shall be accepted for no cash, and the local land bank shall be the prevailing bidder and take title to said parcel in the same manner as a municipality bidding the minimum bid.
(g) Commencing upon the date of transfer of any real property from a land bank to a taxable person or entity, if approved by local government, the land bank shall be entitled to receive payments from the local government equal to fifty percent (50%) of real property taxes collected by the local government for a period of five (5) years.