Properties with taxes owing for three years or more are subject to tax sale. The tax sale list will be available on this page and also in the local newspapers. Tax sales are held in March of each year. The tax sale is a sealed tender call with bidding beginning at taxes and expenses owing, including any additional legal and advertising fees.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Sect. 142 of the Municipal Government Act of the Province of Nova Scotia that the lands and premises situated in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg hereunder described shall be SOLD BY TENDER.
TERMS: SEALED TENDERS are to be submitted on the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Bid Form in a plain envelope marked “Municipality of The District of Lunenburg Tax Sale Property, Tender #2020-01-009”, addressed to The Treasurer, 10 Allee Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS, B4V 9E4 no later than March 1, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Tender packages will be available for viewing and download on the Municipal website at www.modl.ca/tax-sales.html beginning on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
All tenders will be dated, and time stamped when received. In the event two tenders are received for the same amount, bidders will be contacted and given 24 hours to submit a final bid.
The successful bidders will be given three (3) business days after awarding of Tender to pay amount in full or the Tender will be awarded to the next highest bidder(s). The decision of a successful bidder will be final.
Tender Forms and Specifications must be obtained from the Municipal website at www.modl.ca/tax-sales.html Addendums to the tender package will be issued when the tax sale listing changes and will be only available on the Municipal website. Bidders are responsible for checking the website.
TENDERS MUST BE SENT BY MAIL OR CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS MONDAY TO FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BIDDER TO ENSURE TENDERS SUBMITTED VIA MAIL ARE RECEIVED BY MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. THE TENDER OPENING IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
PLEASE NOTE: FAXED AND ELECTRONIC TENDERS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ANY LATE OR NONCOMPLIANT BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
For more information on properties listed, please go to www.pvsc.ca
Properties may be subject to HST charges, which will be collected from the successful bidder on top of the final bid price. The minimum bids include certificate of sale fees and registered tax sale deed fee.
Properties may be removed from the tax sale process up to 10:00 am March 1, 2021 if payment has been received by the Municipality.
LIST OF PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD included in the Tender package below:
Addendum 6 - Issued February 26, 2021 - LATEST TAX SALE LIST
Addendum 5 - Issued February 23, 2021 (FAQ's)
Addendum 4 - Issued February 22, 2021
Addendum 3 - Issued February 8, 2021
Addendum 2 - Issued February 4, 2021
Addendum 1 - Issued Feb 2, 2021
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg makes no representations or warranties to any purchaser regarding any property sold at tax sale, including but not limited to the environmental condition of any property, the fitness, geographical or environmental suitability of the land(s) offered for sale for any particular use and does not certify the “legal title”, “legal description”, “access” or “boundaries” and the lands offered for sale are BEING SOLD ON AN “AS IS” BASIS ONLY.
TAKE NOTICE that Tax Sales do not in all circumstances clear up defects in title. A tax deed conveys only the interest of the assessed owner, whatever that interest may be. If you are intending to clear up defects in the title of your property by way of a Tax Sale, you are advised to obtain a legal opinion as to whether or not this can be done.
PROPERTY TAXES: The purchaser will be responsible for all property taxes beginning the day of the sale.
The Treasurer has not made any determination as to whether a survey is or is not required.
Redemption of Tax Sale Property- Section 152(1) MGA
Land sold for non-payment of taxes may be redeemed by the owner, a person with a mortgage, lien or other charge on the land or a person having an interest in the land within six months after the date of the sale. At the time of the tax sale, if any taxes on lands are in arrears for more than six years, no right of redemption exists.
Online Tax Assessment Lookup
Find your tax assessment at Nova Scotia's Online Property Assessment.