The Court of Civil Appeals, in Kilgore Development, Inc. v. Woodland Place, LLC, has ruled that a contract for the purchase and sale of lots prior to a plat being approved is void because the contract would violate existing subdivision laws
This bill would provide that county and municipal laws relating to the regulation of subdivisions would not apply to contracts to purchase or sell lots which are planned to be developed. Approval of the subdivision plat and recording of the plat would be required before a lot could be conveyed to any third party
This bill would also make certain provisions consistent in county and municipal subdivision laws
To amend Sections 11-19-1, 11-19-15, 11-24-1, 11-24-2, 11-24-3, 11-52-1, and 11-52-33, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to certain laws authorizing counties and municipalities to regulate subdivisions; to provide that laws would not apply to contracts to purchase lots prior to the recording of an approved subdivision plat under certain conditions and to modify certain definitional and procedural provisions consistent among the laws.
|February 13, 2014||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on County and Municipal Government|
|Bill Text||HB474 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|