Moreton Bay Council Price Gouging on Rates Searches

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by RPI, 31st Jul, 2016.

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  1. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Hi All

    We are at that time of year where all the councils raise their prices, normally cpi etc. MBRC were already the dearest in QLD at $287 for a rates search. They have now put their prices up to $450 for a simple rates search.

    BCC offers a free search to see what the balance is, MBRC does not even offer that.

    Easy money raiser as it is simply a line on some's purchase search costs but I think it is purely disgusting price gouging.
     
  2. SueA

    SueA Well-Known Member

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    Also of note was last rates. Thought it strange that 3 rates notices were all the same price. $405.30, even though all have different land values but MBRC has a minimum!!! rate amount.
     

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