Section 35-4-433

Liability for violations.

(a) Any person who records or enters into an agreement imposing a private transfer fee obligation in his or her favor after May 25, 2011, shall be liable for:

(1) Any and all damages resulting from the imposition of the private transfer fee obligation on the transfer of an interest in the real property, including, but not limited to, the amount of any transfer fee paid by a party to the transfer.

(2) All attorney fees, expenses, and costs incurred by a party to the transfer or mortgagee of the real property to recover any private transfer fee paid or in connection with an action to quiet title.

(b) Where an agent acts on behalf of a principal to record or secure a private transfer fee obligation, liability shall be assessed to the principal, rather than the agent.

(Act 2011-260, p. 474, §1.)