Section 18-1A-30

Expenses incidental to transfer of title; interest on award.

(a) As soon as practicable after payment of the purchase price, or payment of, or deposit in probate court, of funds to satisfy the award in a condemnation action, whichever is earlier, the condemnor shall pay, or reimburse the owner for, any reasonable and necessarily incurred expenses for:

(1) Recording fees, transfer taxes, and similar expenses incidental to conveying the property to the condemnor;

(2) Penalty costs for prepayment of any debt secured by a preexisting lien, entered into or created in good faith, encumbering the property; and

(3) The prorated portion of property taxes allocable to a period after the date of vesting of title in, or the effective date of possession of the property by the condemnor, whichever is earlier.

(b) In the event of an appeal to the circuit court, the condemnor shall pay the owner interest upon any part of the award deposited in probate court and not made available to the owner within 40 days of the order of condemnation in the probate court at a rate equal to the rate allowed to be charged on money judgments as set forth in Section 8-8-10 as amended at the date of the final order in the circuit court, with the interest to be computed by the circuit court.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §211.)