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(1) More than one year after a certificate of sale is issued under section 2.544(1), if the property sold is not redeemed under section 2.545, the finance officer shall execute a deed conveying the property to the purchaser or the purchaser’s heirs or assigns. The deed shall identify the property and state:

(a) The date of its sale,

(b) Its sale price,

(c) The lien for which it is sold,

(d) The delinquency of the lien at the time of the sale, and

(e) The fact of no redemption under section 2.545.

(2) The deed conveys to its grantee the legal and equitable title in fee simple to the real property described in the deed, except city liens on the property that are not included in the foreclosure.

(3) The deed is prima facie evidence that title is in the grantee, subject to the exception under subsection (2) of this section, and that all acts necessary for the validity of the deed have been done. The evidence may be rebutted only by satisfactory proof of one of the following:

(a) Fraud in the assessment or in the procurement of the lien.

(b) Payment of the assessment or lien before the sale.

(c) Redemption of the property after the sale.

(d) Prevention of payment or of redemption by fraud of the purchaser.

(e) Non-liability of the property or the owner for the lien or assessment for which the property has been sold.

(f) Non-assessment of the property.

(4) The grantee named in the deed may, upon delivery thereof, possess the property immediately.

(Section 2.546 added by Ordinance No. 18179, enacted May 8, 1978.)