§516-30  Purchase of leased fee interest.  The lessee of a residential lot within a development tract, whether the lessee was a lessee at the time of the acquisition or became a lessee after the acquisition of the development tract, who has applied to the corporation and has qualified for purchase of the leased fee interest shall purchase from the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation by contract within sixty days of acquisition of the interest by the corporation, the leased fee interest to the lot, subject to the terms, covenants, and conditions of the contract executed with the corporation; provided that the lessee is not then in default in the performance of the lessee's obligations under the lease; and further provided that should any of the lessees fail or refuse to enter into such a contract, then in such event, each such lessee shall pay to the corporation the lessee's pro rata share of all direct costs incurred by the corporation in the acquisition of the houselots within the development tract including but not limited to appraisal costs, costs of publication, and survey, and the corporation is authorized to take whatever action it deems necessary to collect such costs; and provided further that in case of a wilful breach of the purchase agreement the corporation shall be entitled to any available remedy, including the sale of its interest in the houselot; and further provided that the sales price shall be at the lowest possible price consistent with section 516-32 and the purpose of this chapter. [L 1967, c 307, §19; HRS §516-30; am L 1975, c 184, §2(12); gen ch 1985; am L 1987, c 337, §16; am L 1988, c 104, §2; am L 1997, c 350, §14; am L 2001, c 60, §2; am L 2005, c 196, §26(b); am L 2006, c 180, §16]


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  State may use power of eminent domain to redefine, rearrange, or redistribute interests in land.  471 F. Supp. 871 (1979).