1. If real property condemned pursuant to this chapter is not used for the purpose stated in the application filed pursuant to section 6B.3 and the condemner seeks to dispose of the real property, the condemner shall first offer the property for sale to the prior owner of the condemned property as provided in this section. For purposes of this section, the prior owner of the real property includes the successor in interest of the real property.
2. Before the real property may be offered for sale to the general public, the condemner shall notify the prior owner of the real property condemned in writing of the condemner's intent to dispose of the real property, of the current appraised value of the real property, and of the prior owner's right to purchase the real property within sixty days from the date the notice is served at a price equal to the current appraised value of the real property. The notice sent by the condemner as provided in this subsection shall be filed with the office of the recorder in the county in which the real property is located.
3. If the prior owner elects to purchase the real property at the price established in subsection 2, before the expiration of the sixty-day period, the prior owner shall notify the condemner in writing of this intention and file a copy of this notice with the office of the recorder in the county in which the real property is located.
4. The provisions of this section do not apply to the sale of unused right-of-way property as provided in chapter 306.
97 Acts, ch 149, §1
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