What Are Government Auctions?

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What Are Government Auctions?

Government auctions are events where the government sells property that they have obtained through seizure. These can involve various types of property and take place in many different locations. Many people enjoy participating in government auctions because they can sometimes obtain the items at prices which are lower than market value.

What Types of Property Are Sold at Government Auctions?

Many different kinds of property are sold during government auctions. These can include:

Why Might the Government Confiscate Property?

Property can be confiscated by the government through a judicial lien. This can happen for many different reasons, such as:

It is sometimes possible to contest a confiscation by the government. This would require a showing of evidence that the person’s property should not be turned over to the government. For instance, in a foreclosure proceeding, it is sometimes possible to have the foreclosure terms renegotiated rather than forfeiting the property entirely.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Government Auctions?

Government auctions and property seizures can sometimes involve very complex legal issues. You may need to hire a lawyer if your property is being subject to seizure and you would like to contest the government’s actions. A qualified lawyer can help represent you in court and can provide you with legal advice to ensure that your rights are being protected.

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Last Modified: 11-20-2013 12:27 PM PST

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