AUCTION

The Town of Chesterfield will be auctioning off 4 properties on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at noon.  The auction is being run by Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers and will be held behind the Chesterfield Town Offices at 422 Main Road.   The auction packet is attached below.  More information is avialable on the Sullivan & Sullivan website:  https://sullivan-auctioneers.com/calendar-detail/?id=13688

NOTICE OF AUCTION

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD

OFFICE OF THE CUSTODIAN

Notice is hereby given that on Saturday, the 14th of November 2020 at 12:00 PM at the Chesterfield Town Offices back yard located at 422 Main Road, acting on behalf of the Town of Chesterfield and in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 60 §77B, I SHALL OFFER FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION the hereinafter described properties acquired by said town by foreclosure of the tax titles thereon.

1.      Property Address:  EAST STREET

A parcel of land containing 37.70 acres, more or less, with any buildings thereon, situated on East Street and described in a deed recorded in Book 5784, Page 320 at the Hampshire Registry of Deeds and in Assessors’ Map 40, Parcel 4.

The Tax Taking is recorded in Hampshire County Registry of Deeds in Book 11517, Page 213 with Final Judgment in Tax Lien Case No. 18 TL 000717 recorded in Book 13274, Page 297. 

2.      Property Address:  MAIN ROAD

A parcel of land containing 27.000 acres, more or less, with any buildings thereon, situated on Edwards Road and described in a deed recorded in Book 7375, Page 30 at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds and in Assessors’ Map 27, Parcel 28.

The Tax Taking is recorded at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds in Book 10095, Page 343 with the Final Judgment in Tax Lien Case No. 16 TL 001279 recorded in Book 13027, Page 82.

3.       Property Address:  RIVER ROAD

A parcel of land containing 16.310 acres, more or less, with any buildings thereon, situated on River Road and described in a deed recorded in Book 1644, Page 258 at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds and in Assessors’ Map 24, Parcel 7.

The Tax Taking is recorded in Hampshire County Registry of Deeds in Book 3654, Page 108 with the Final Judgment in Tax Lien Case No. 17 TL 001552 recorded in Book 13476, Page 227.

4.      Property Address:  NORTH ROAD

A parcel of land containing 1.000 acre more or less with any buildings thereon, situated on North Road and described in a deed recorded in Book 879, Page 320 at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds and in Assessors’ Map 19, Parcel 9.

The Tax Taking is recorded in Hampshire County Registry of Deeds in Book 2188, Page 177 with the Affidavit of the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue recorded in Book 13487, Page 115.

The attached terms and conditions apply to the sale of all parcels herein advertised.

 

Susan M. Labrie, Custodian of Tax Possessions


TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD - SALE OF TAX POSESSIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

1. All properties will be sold “as is”. The Town of Chesterfield, its Custodian, employees, representatives and/or agents make NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE CONDITION OF ANY STRUCTURES OR THE INSURABILITY OR MARKETABILITY OF THE TITLE OTHER THAN THE TITLE VESTS IN THE TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD BY LAND COURT DECREE OF FORECLOSURE or AFFIDAVIT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.

 

2.  Prospective purchasers are responsible for investigating the suitability of the parcel(s) for their intended purpose prior to the auction.

 

3.  All properties will be sold subject to any existing environmental conditions, if any, including but not limited to hazardous waste conditions, which may or may not be in compliance with any applicable laws, policies or regulations.

 

4.   Any error, misstatement or omission in the description of the property will not annul the sale or be grounds for any abatement or compensation.

 

5.  The following person(s) shall not be qualified to be the successful bidder; (1) the prior owner of the property or his/her agent, representative, assign or straw; (2) any person currently delinquent in paying his/her own property taxes or other charges to the Town of Chesterfield; and (3) any person who was or is currently a party to a tax title foreclosure by the Town of Chesterfield.

 

6.  Upon receipt of full payment, the Town Treasurer will execute, deliver, and record on behalf of the Town of Chesterfield a deed transferring title of said parcel to the successful buyer. 

 

 7.  The successful buyer will be required to:  1) sign and file a disclosure statement pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7, § 40J giving the names and addresses of all persons who will have a beneficial interest in the property with the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance; and 2) sign under the penalties of perjury an affidavit indicating that no one who would gain equity in the property has been convicted of a crime involving the willful and malicious setting of a fire or of a crime involving the aiding, counseling or procuring of a willful and malicious setting of a fire, or of a crime involving the fraudulent filing of a claim for fire insurance; or is delinquent in the payment of real estate taxes to the Town of Chesterfield or if delinquent, that a pending application for abatement of such tax, or a pending petition before the appellate tax board or the county commissioners has been filed in good faith.

 

      In order to qualify as a bidder and bid at auction one must be present with a deposit check of $5,000.00 in the cases of the East Street and River Road parcels and $2,500 in the cases of the Main Road and North Road parcels.  The deposit must be in the form of certified check, money order or bank check or attorney IOLTA check.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  The remainder of the purchase price must be paid by certified check, money order, bank check or attorney IOLTA check by December 14, 2020.  Failure to pay the remainder of the purchase price by December 14, 2020 will result in the forfeiture of the deposit to the Town of Chesterfield and the be will be made to the second highest bidder.

 

8.  Pro forma taxes will be calculated and must be paid pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, §63A.

 

9. The balance of the contract sale amount, the buyer’s premium of 7%, special assessment of $500 for closing costs, pro forma taxes, and the deed recording fee of $155.00 must be paid by December 14, 2020.  Failure to pay the remainder of the balance by December 14, 2020 will result in the forfeiture of the deposit to the Town of Chesterfield and the sale will be made to the second highest bidder.

 

10. All parcels will be sold as is.  If the premises are serviced by a septic/disposal system, Buyer will be solely responsible for inspecting and/or upgrading the system in accordance with DEP Title 5 310 CMR, Section 15.301(f) after the recording of the Treasurer’s Deed.

 

11.  The Custodian reserves the right to reject any bid at the auction or any adjournment thereof which, in his/her opinion, does not meet the minimum bid or approximate the fair market value of the property.

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