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Get help with tax liens April 9

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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:30 am

A tax lien assistance session will be held at Queens Borough Hall April 9 to help property owners whose real estate properties are potentially subject to lien sales due to unpaid property taxes and other charges. Hosted by Borough President Melinda Katz, the event will run from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Department of Finance has been sending lien sale letters to many property owners who are behind on their property taxes, water and sewer bills or other charges. The letters say their properties are on a “Notice of Lien Sale” list due to their unpaid debts. That means the liens can be sold to a third party that can then add further fees and interest charges to someone’s bill and eventually foreclose on a property.

Those attending Katz’s session will get one-on-one service from city officials who will help them make arrangements to either pay off their debts immediately or enter into installment payment agreements to clear them up over time.

The event will be held in room 200 of Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens.

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