§ 4701 Short title 31
§ 4702 Legislative findings and purpose 31
§ 4703 Definitions 31
§ 4704 Applicability of Delaware law 31
§ 4705 Creation and existence 31
§ 4706 Board of directors 31
§ 4707 Staff 31
§ 4708 Powers 31
§ 4709 Acquisition of property 31
§ 4710 Disposition of property 31
§ 4711 Maintenance of property 31
§ 4712 Delinquent property enforcement 31
§ 4713 Expedited quiet title proceedings 31
§ 4714 Taxing and financing of land bank operations 31
§ 4715 Public records and public meetings 31
§ 4716 Dissolution of land bank 31
§ 4717 Conflicts of interest 31
§ 4718 Construction, intent, and scope of chapter 31
§ 4719 Duration and termination 31

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 31 > Chapter 47

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • board: means the board of directors of the land bank. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7941
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Congregate housing facility: means a facility housing 8 or more homeless adults and children on a temporary basis. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7960
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7972
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5519
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosing governmental unit: means any political subdivision of the State of Delaware, where such political subdivision has the power to cause the sale of real property located within its respective jurisdiction for the collection of liens inuring to that political subdivision. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7941
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Home care agency: means all programs or agencies licensed under §§ 122(3)m. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7972
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land bank: means a land bank established under this chapter and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7941
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liens: means any lien set forth in § 2901(a)(1) of Title 25. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7941
  • Long-term care facility: means any facility licensed under Chapter 11 of Title 16. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7972
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Prescribed pediatric extended care center: means any facility licensed under § 122(3)q. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7972
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Vacancy rate: means the percentage of residential structures that have been uninhabited for 6 months or more within a given jurisdiction. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7941
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307