Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 75.djvu/329

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.
[75 Stat. 289]
[75 Stat. 289]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 87-126-AUG. 7, 1961

280,

or others (such person or persons being hereinafter called "the life ^^t*^ "'* *•**• tenant"), with remainder in another or others, any right of election rovided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be exercised y the life tenant, and any right of election provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be exercised by the concurrence of the life tenant and the remainderman or remaindermen. (4) The beneficial owner or owners of a term of years in improved property which the Secretary'^ acquires by condemnation may elect, as a condition to such acquisition, to retain the right of use and occupancy of the said property for noncommercial residential purposes for a term not to exceed the remainder of his or their said term of years, or a term of twenty-five years, whichever shall be the lesser. The owner or owners of the freehold estate or estates in such property may, subject to the right provided for in the preceding sentence, exercise such right or rights of election as remain to them under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection. (5y No right of election accorded by paragraphs (1), (2), or (4) of this subsection shall be exercised to impair substantially the interests of holders of encumbrances, liens, assessments, or other charges upon or against the property. (6) Any right or rights of use and occupancy retained pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of this subsection shall be held to run with the land, and may be freely transferred and assigned. (7) I n any case where a right of use and occupancy for life or for a fixed term of years is retained as provided in paragraph (1), (2), or (4) of this subsection, the compensation paid by the Secretary for the property shall not exceed the fair market value of the property on the date of its acquisition by the Secretary, less the fair market value on such date of the said right retained. (8) The Secretary shall have authority to terminate any right of,,,Y^^,°^^f^°'^' °' •"** use and occupancy of property^ retained as provided in paragraph Illations. (1), (2), or (4) of this subsection, at any time after the date when anj^.use occurs with respect to such property which fails to conform or is in any manner opposed to or inconsistent with any applicable standard contained in regulations issued pursuant to section 5 of this Act and in effect on said date: Provided, That no use which is in conformity with the provisions of a zoning bylaw approved in accordance with said section 5 which is in force and applicable to such property shall be held to fail to conform or be opposed to or inconsistent with any such standard. I n the event that the Secretary exercises the authority conferred by this paragraph, he shall pay to the owner of the right so terminated an amount equal to the fair market value of the portion of said right which remained on the date of termination. Suspe n (b)(1) The Secretary's authority to acquire property by condemna- authority. s i o n of tion shall be suspended with respect to all improved property located within such area in all of the towns referred to in section 1 of this Act for one year following the date of its enactment. (2) Thereafter such authority shall be suspended with respect to all improved property located within such area in any one of such towns during all times when such town shall have in force and applicable to such property a dully adopted, valid zoning bylaw approved by the Secretary in accordance with the provisions of section 5 of this Act. (c) The Secretary's authority to acquire property by condemnation shall be suspended with respect to any particular property which is used for commercial or industrial purposes during any periods when such use is permitted by the Secretary and during the pendency of the first application for such permission made to the Secretary after

g