Advertisement of Continued Auction Sale

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GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

ADVERTISEMENT OF CONTINUED AUCTION SALE

OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR

In compliance with Title 33, Chapter 89, Virgin Islands Code, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of the Tax Collector, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following real properties listed below on the date, time and place as noted herein.

DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017    TIME: 10AM – 3PM
LOCATION: Juan F. Luis Hospital, Bennie & Martha Foundation Conference Room

ST.CROIX, U.S.V.I.

NAME OF OWNER PARCEL TAX NUMBER PARCEL NUMBER AMOUNT DUE
GRAND UNITED ORDER 2-04600-0231-00 15-A SION HILL $ 5,789.33
LYLE REALTY TRUST-DAVID 2-05100-0282-00 39 MARIENHOJ $ 5,823.43
NAESHA INVESTMENT, INC. 2-01409-0204-00 162 JUDITH FANCY $ 7,490.14
QUAKER, MAID A DIVISION OF W C 2-01200-0329-00 38 CLAIRMONT $ 6,399.60
UNICHRIS CORPORATION 4-07700-0446-00 38-B EST WHIM $ 9,129.54
VILLAFANE, J A R 2-04907-0202-00 31 COMPANY ST $ 15,111.51


The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of the Tax Collector Auction Sale will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of 33 V.I.C. §2542 et. seq.  No bid shall be accepted for a less amount than the taxes and public sewer system user fees upon said property, together with all the costs and penalties, thereon, and unless accompanied by a deposit of ten percent of the amount bid. The amount deposited shall be forfeited in the event of failure on the part of the purchaser to pay the balance of the purchase within 10 calendar days, of the date of auction. In the event that a purchaser forfeits the deposit, said property shall be sold in a subsequent auction.

Under 33 V.I.C. § 2551, the Lieutenant Governor shall prepare, sign and deliver to the purchaser of any real property sold for the non-payment of taxes and public sewer system user fees a Certificate of Purchase. If the one-year right of redemption provided for under Virgin Islands law is not exercised within the time prescribed, the Certificate of Purchase when recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, shall vest the title to said property in said purchaser, free from all mortgages, liens or other encumbrances.

Under 33 V.I.C. § 2551a, the purchaser of any real property sold for the nonpayment of taxes and public sewer system user fees is prohibited from undertaking improvements to said property during the one-year statutory period of redemption. If improvements are undertaken by the purchaser thereof in violation of Virgin Islands law, the previous owner, in exercising the right of redemption is not required to reimburse the purchaser, his heirs, or assigns, for the cost of any such improvements.

Any suits to contest the validity of the certificate of purchase, must be filed within ninety (90) days of recordation of such certificate in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds. Upon the expiration of the ninety (90) day period from the date of recordation of the certificate of purchase, the validity of such certificate and any other agreements thereto and all proceedings in connection therewith shall be conclusively presumed to have been legally taken and no court shall have the authority to inquire into such matters. Suits to contest the validity of any deed conveyed pursuant to this section may not be instituted and are forever barred if not filed within ninety (90) days of recordation of the certificate of purchase in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds.

DATED:  July 21, 2017                                        

The Honorable Osbert E. Potter
Lieutenant Governor of the Virgin Islands

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