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Council sells property if you dont pay rates

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 7th Aug, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Got talking to a bloke today who was telling me that Councils years ago particularly in Country areas sell off Land and houses cheaply that are in arears with their rates.

    Do they still do this? And if so where are they listed?
    I imagine it would be auctions?
     
  2. Elives

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    sheriff sales? bailiff sales?
     
  3. Chilliblue

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    Yes they can do and have done but not without serious consideration
     
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    An interesting question! Only happens every few years, depending on the Councils, they have to notify the non paying owners, and they have to be in arrears with payment for a statutory amount of time. Could be 5 year or 10 years non payment. Some times you see them advertised for sale and then 'lo and behold' the owner coughs up the rates at the last minute before the auction. Also could be a sad old person's home who doesn't have good health and can no longer read the notices, all sorts of reasons. Generally the houses are in a pretty bad state of disrepair.
     
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    One of the problems with these sales is that you have to get rid of the past owners/tenants/squatters or whatever else might be living in it.
     
  8. Darlinghurst Boy

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    Looking at the picture, the car looks relatively newish. Might be interesting for the new owner when they try to get into the property.
     
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    All part of the due diligence.
     
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    That property looks terrifying
     
  14. willair

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    Just watch the local COUNTRY council sites, I went to one in nth nsw several years ago that the Police were standing down the back waiting,and a few plain clothes Police sitting on the sidelines that one had a few punch-ups in between the auction,another one in NSW 3 hours from Brisbane there was about 42 properties 2 years ago did all the homework had it valued and had a trout stream running through the middle with 2 houses on the property 250 acres on 4 different titles,but on the morning prior too the auction they took the listing away the title holder paid the night before,but there were others that I did not look into went for 1500bucks that went up on real state internet sites for 20k plus a short time later and sold,most from my experience the the title holder pays the required rates and the extras 48 hours before,but you never know if you don't turn ,and the last person with their hand in the air wins ,,.imho,.