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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Historical Property Contracts

Historical Property Contracts

Article 12. Historical Property Contracts*

Section 50284

50284. Cancellation of contract. If the legislative body determines that the owner has breached any of the conditions of the contract provided for in this article or has allowed the property to deteriorate to the point that it no longer meets the standards for a qualified historical property, the legislative body shall do one of the following:

(a) Cancel the contract by following the procedures specified in Sections 50285 and 50286.

(b) Bring any action in court necessary to enforce a contract, including, but not limited to, an action to enforce the contract by specific performance or injunction.

History.—Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1442, effective January 1, 1973. Stats. 1985, Ch. 965, effective January 1, 1986, deleted "as prescribed by rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Parks and Recreation" after "qualified historical property" in the first sentence. Stats. 2011, Ch. 278 (AB 654), in effect January 1, 2012, substituted "If the legislative body" for "The legislative body may cancel a contract if it" before "determines that" and added the balance of the section after "historical property" and deleted the former second sentence which provided that "The legislative body may also cancel a contract if it determines that the owner has failed to restore or rehabilitate the property in the manner specified in the contract."

* Article 12 was added by Stats. 1972, p. 3159, in effect March 7, 1973.