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Interest (Just Compensation)

Reference Number: MTAS-1302
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 19, 2018
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Interest at two percentage points greater than the prime loan rate established, as of the date of the taking, by the Federal Reserve System of the United States must be paid by the condemner on any judgment obtained by the property owner. T.C.A. § 29-17-913. This interest is allowed from the date of the taking on the amount in excess of the amount deposited with the clerk of the court. [81] Post-judgment interest accrues at the rate of 10 percent per year. [82]

[81] State, Department of Highways v. Urban Estates, Inc., supra; Sullivan County v. Pope, 223 Tenn. 575, 448 S.W.2d 666 (1969); Snowden v. Shelby County, 118 Tenn. 725, 102 S.W. 90 (1907); State v. Harr, 24 Tenn. App. 298, 143 S.W.2d 893 (1940).

[82] Sevier Co. v. Waters, 126 S.W. 3d 913 (Tenn. App. 2003).


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