A lower price won’t harm the Council

Stuff reports:

Veteran Auckland activist Penny Bright has a message for anyone hoping to buy her house: “Forget it.”

Last month the High Court ruled that her Kingsland home — bought by Bright nearly 30 years ago — would be sold by tender on April 24 to recover more than $34,000 of unpaid council rates and penalties dating back a decade.

Bright has refused to pay the rates in protest at various transgressions she alleges against the council — all of which have been rejected by the council and courts. 

She told the Barfoot and Thompson real estate agent charged with the sale that no potential buyers would be allowed inside to view the property.

Nevertheless Stuff understands that at least one offer had been made on the house, which has been listed for sale by Tender on Trademe for exactly one month.

Rather silly as there is no way the house won’t sell for enough to cover the $34,000 owed to the Council. So the person who will miss out is Bright herself if the house goes for say $100,000 less than it might have got.

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