Section 6-8-30

Power to have abstract of title made; inspection thereof by prospective purchasers; costs of abstract.

(a) Whenever any court shall order the sale of any real estate or interest therein, the court shall have power to have an abstract of the title of the property to be sold to be made by some competent person or company, which said abstract shall be filed with the officer making the sale for five days before the date of the sale, and which shall be open to the inspection and examination of any prospective purchaser.

(b) The court shall fix the compensation of the person or company making such abstract, and the amount so fixed shall be a part of the cost and expenses of said sale and shall be paid out of the proceeds thereof.

(Acts 1915, No. 545, p. 611; Code 1923, §§6661, 6662; Code 1940, T. 7, §§348, 349.)