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Notice of proposal to sell land

715 Notice of proposal to sell land

(1) Before selling land under this Division, the council must--
(a) fix a time and place for the sale, and
(b) give notice of the proposed sale by means of an advertisement published in the Gazette and in--
(i) a newspaper circulating in the area or part of the area in which the land is situated that is published in print form at intervals not exceeding 26 days, or
(ii) a manner that the council is satisfied is likely to bring the notice to the attention of persons who may be interested in purchasing the land, and
(c) take reasonable steps to ascertain the identity of any person who has an interest in the land, and
(d) take reasonable steps to notify each such person (and the Crown, if the land concerned is owned by the Crown) of the council's intention to sell the land under this Division.
(1A) The time fixed for the sale must be no earlier than 3 months and no later than 6 months after the date on which an advertisement is first published in the manner determined by the council in accordance with this section.
(2) If, before the time fixed for the sale--
(a) all rates and charges payable (including overdue rates and charges) are paid to the council, or
(b) an arrangement satisfactory to the council for payment of all such rates and charges is entered into by the rateable person,
the council must not proceed with the sale.

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