What’s the difference?
One of the better definitions of differences come from this explanation at a Berks County Webpage.
“The most significant difference between the sales is: At an Upset Sale, the minimum bid consists of all delinquent taxes liened with the Bureau, all delinquent taxes submitted by the taxing districts, all current year taxes submitted by the taxing districts, all municipal claims submitted by each municipality and all IRS liens. The object of the first sale is to collect everything that is due to all of the taxing districts on the property.
In addition, all liens, judgments and mortgages become the responsibility of the purchaser. This is extremely important to know!! If you purchase a property at the Upset Sale, you are responsible for anything owed against the property! You must
research these properties! A title search is the best method of research!
At a Judicial (Free & Clear) Sale, the minimum bid consists only of the costs incurred by the Tax Claim Bureau. Typically this minimum bid will range from $700 to $1000. All liens and judgments filed prior to the date of the sale are divested upon the successful purchase.
PRE-REGISTRATION TO BID AT TAX SALE IS REQUIRED!!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016.
ALL BIDDER REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX
CLAIM BUREAU BY 5:00P.M. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 TO BID ON PROPERTIES
SCHEDULED FOR CONTINUED UPSET TAX SALE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016.
NOTICE OF CONTINUED TAX UPSET SALE
TO OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND ALL PERSONS HAVING TAX
LIENS, TAX JUDGMENTS, MUNICIPAL CLAIMS OR ANY OTHER LIENS OR INTERESTS IN SUCH PROPERTIES, LOCATED IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU WILL
HOLD A CONTINUED TAX UPSET SALE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 AT 9:30 AM IN
THE LANCASTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 150 N. QUEEN STREET, ROOM 102,
LANCASTER, PA 17603.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL TAX SALE
TO OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING ANY CLAIMS, LIENS, JUDGMENTS, MORTGAGES, CHARGES, ESTATES
OR ANY OTHER INTERESTS WHATSOEVER IN SUCH PROPERTIES:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX CLAIM
BUREAU WILL HOLD A JUDICIAL TAX SALE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES
IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M. IN
THE LANCASTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 150 N. QUEEN ST., 1st FLOOR
ROOM 102, LANCASTER, PA FOR THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT REAL
ESTATE TAXES AS REQUIRED BY THE REAL ESTATE TAX SALE LAW (72 P.S.
5860.610 ET SEQ):