Brooklyn – Councilman David G. Greenfield, in partnership with the Department of Finance, Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Housing Preservation and Development, hosted another successful lien sale event this past Wednesday, the 29th. At the event, a total of 82 property owners settled outstanding balances with municipal services. This event, which Councilman Greenfield has hosted every year since he was elected in 2010, gives property owners a direct way to resolve their outstanding debts before their properties are sold.
“I am very grateful to all the government agencies that came out to my office to help my constituents. Having the threat of a lien sale is very stressful for any homeowner. I am really pleased that we were able to help so many homeowners. If you think you have a lien that is about to be filed on your property, please call my office for assistance immediately at (718) 853 – 2704,” said Councilman Greenfield.
When a person does not pay his or her property taxes, water charges, and other charges against his or her property, these charges manifest into tax liens that may be sold in a tax lien sale. If the liens are left unpaid, they may begin to collect interest and may even lead to eventual foreclosure. The last day to pay debt or enter into a payment agreement to prevent a lien sale is May 14, 2015.