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The DC Code: § 47-1355 Void certificate of sale.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as otherwise provided, a certificate of sale shall be void if:
1
An action to foreclose the right of redemption is not brought within one year from the date of the certificate of sale;
2
The purchaser owes taxes to the District as described in § 47- 1346(a)(5);
3
An action to foreclose the right of redemption is dismissed for a lack of prosecution;
4
The purchaser fails to comply with § 47-1382; or
5
A sale is set aside because of fraud on the part of the purchaser.
b
If a certificate shall become void:
1
The right, title, and interest of the purchaser in the real property shall cease;
2
All monies paid for the real property by the purchaser shall be forfeited to the District and deposited by the Mayor in the General Fund of the District; and
3
The real property shall be deemed to have been bid off in the name of the District for the taxes for which the real property was sold or bid off at the original public tax sale to which the certificate corresponds, and interest thereon shall accrue from the date that the property was sold or bid off, as if the sale or assignment to the purchaser had not occurred.
c
Subsection (b) of this section shall not apply if a judgment or sale is set aside in the absence of fraud on the part of the purchaser and the certificate of sale is not void under subsection (a) of this section.

Historical and Statutory

Temporary Addition of Section For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 7 of Real Property Tax Clarity and Litter Control Administration Temporary Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-8, June 13, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 5916). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 7 of Real Property Tax Clarity and Litter Control Administration Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14- 22, March 16, 2001, 48 DCR 2706). Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-305, see notes under § 47-901. DC CODE § 47-1355 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-305, § 507(a)(2), 48 DCR 334.)