This week, the city is offering a last chance for Buffalo property owners to make arrangements to pay their real property tax bills. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week at Erie County Courthouse, 25 Delaware Ave., city attorneys will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make settlement deals. Property owners who fall behind on city taxes, sewer rent, user fees or water bills for more than two years are in danger of having their houses and buildings put up for foreclosure sale.
Lawyers from local agencies are offering free legal help to low-income residents who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. The Center for Elder Law and Justice, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, and the Volunteer Lawyers Project are a few of the helping agencies offering assistance. If you are at risk please contact one of these agencies to see if you meet the requirements in order to gain assistance.
These foreclosures result from unpaid tax, water and sewer charges. The liens associated with these unpaid debts allow the City to sell the property to purchasers at a foreclosure sale. The foreclosure sale for the City of Buffalo is scheduled for October 15-17.
If you have any questions about foreclosures, do not hesitate to contact Diane Tiveron of HoganWillig at 716-636-7600.