MUNTINLUPA CITY has issued an ordinance allowing the owners of 310 forfeited real properties to redeem their land, which the city has determined cannot be used for government projects.
According to City Ordinance No. 19-004 approved on July 31, Muntinlupa authorized the city treasurer to accept payments of real property tax delinquency from owners of the forfeited property.
The 310 properties were advertised for sale in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 but attracted no bids.
“Three Hundred Ten (310) real properties were forfeited in favor of the City Government of Muntinlupa which consists of lots measuring more or less one thousand (1,000) square meters, the sizes of which are not feasible for government projects and infrastructures,” the ordinance read.
“The Office of the City Mayor, through the Committee on Public Auction, recommended that the owners of the forfeited real properties be allowed to redeem their lots,” it added.
The registered owners of the property have one year from the effectivity of the ordinance to address the delinquency.
Owner are required submit a written request to the Office of the Mayor outlining their intention to redeem, and to fully pay the delinquent real property tax and penalties plus a 10% cost of sale.
The ordinance will take effect in 15 days after publication of the ordinance yesterday, Aug. 7. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas