Pensioner flats attract offers
The controversial sale of 51 pensioner flats in three blocks by Hamilton City Council has drawn 24 expressions of interest from potential purchasers.
By the close of the marketing period on Friday, a block of 27 single-bedroom flats in Chartwell on a 5288 sq m site had 13 offers; 12 studio units in Dinsdale on 2253 sq m, 6 offers; and 12 1-bedroom units on a 1305 sq m River Rd lot, five offers.
Council will consider the offers behind closed doors on Thursday, but a summary of the offers for each block was today released to the Waikato Times.
Council staff refused to reveal any additional information about the offers.
The sale has been blighted by a campaign that saw poor communication blamed for one site being auctioned, then withdrawn.
Councillor Dave Macpherson then criticised the glowing marketing description of the supposedly run-down properties.
The best offers for each, along with genuine "sympathetic provider" offers - should any have been received - will be considered by the council.
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