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What happens if you don't pay your property rates

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​Reminder letters

We send reminder letters after every instalment throughout a rating year, where there is still over $100 to pay.

If you are experiencing financial hardship or if you want to arrange a payment plan to clear all rates debt by 31 October, call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak to Credit Control.

Mortgagee process

Arrears (debt) is any amount on your rates account you still owe after 30 June.

We notify your mortgagee (usually a bank) after the fourth instalment due date has expired.

In early August, we inform them that, if you do not pay the outstanding amount within 90 days, we will request that they (the mortgagee) make this payment on your behalf.

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