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Sale of land

The Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulation 2012 allow Council to conduct Sale of Land for Overdue Rates and Charges proceedings. The process that council undertakes is in accordance with the legislation.  

Where a property meets the below criteria, a report will be presented to Council for consideration to proceed with Sale of Land from Overdue Rates and Charges. 

  1. Residential properties with rates and charges outstanding for 3 years or more; and 
  2. Vacant and commercial land with rates and charges outstanding for 1 year or more where judgment has been obtained. 

Council may then resolve to issue a Notice of Intention to Sell the properties, to the registered owners, mortgagees and interested parties. 

If rates and charges remain unpaid for a period of three (3) month, council will issue a Notice of Auction to the registered owners, mortgagees and interested parties.  The properties will be sold by public auction.  The public auction will be advertised in the CQ News, Courier Mail and Council’s website and at each affected property. 

Properties are sold with the following conditions: 

  • The property is sold “as is”, meaning no building or pest inspection can be undertaken by the potential purchaser;  
  • No physical viewing of the inside of the property can be carried out; and  
  • All properties will be sold subject to any mortgage, lien, bill of sale, caveat, judgment, writ or other charge, agreement or process registered against or in any way affecting the land in favour of the crown or any crown instrumentality or person representing the Crown.  

Owners of the properties have up until the date of auction to pay their outstanding rates and charges. A list of properties will be available on Council’s website up until the day of the auction. If payment is received prior to the auction, the auctioneer will advise the attendees of any properties that will not be auctioned. 

Properties for Sale 

No properties are currently available at this time.

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