Local Council Law Adelaide

Sale of Land for Non-Payment of Rates

Stevens Law are experienced in assisting Councils who wish to Sell Land for Non-Payment of Rates pursuant to Section 184 of the Local Government Act 1999 (“the Act”).

We can attend to all requirements the Act places upon a Council with respect to such sales of land.

We are able to manage each stage of the process for the Council, from initial demand to sale of the property. By working not only closely with the Council but also the owner of the land, related rate payers, the Mortgagee, and the Crown Solicitor’s Office, we achieve a cost effective result. We are also able to assist by undertaking all further work pursuant to Section185 of the Act in the event that the land cannot be sold.

Stevens Law recently completed a sale of a property for unpaid Council rates, pursuant to s.184 of the Local Government Act.  We were able to achieve the Councils’ goals and in a relatively short period of time.

At Stevens Law we are able to assist Councils to achieve their outcome, through each stage on time and within a fixed fee for each stage.    As with any process, timing and accuracy is imperative.  We are also able to engage in negotiations as is reasonably necessary with the primary ratepayer should a Council decide on an early resolution of the matter.

Stevens Law believe that the benefits of the Sale of a Property for unpaid Council Rates to the Council, and accordingly local ratepayers, are obvious and easily quantified.

As with any service we offer our clients, it is free to contact Stevens Law to discuss what your options might be and how we may be able to assist you.

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