53.14. The Superior Court may, on application by the expropriated party served within 15 days of receipt of the notice of transfer of title or on an application by the lessee or occupant in good faith served within 15 days of receipt of the notice provided for in section 53.8, for serious reasons and if there is not for the expropriating party any urgency of such a nature that any delay in taking possession would entail serious prejudice to him, allow the applicant to remain in possession of the property for such period and on such conditions as it may determine. In no case may the period exceed six months, however, and the decision rendered is final.
The application must be heard and decided by preference.
The Superior Court shall fix the rent owing to the expropriating party for the occupation of the premises during that period.
1983, c. 21, s. 12; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).