Couple appeal council bankruptcy proceedings

By on December 6, 2016
Couple appeal council bankruptcy proceedings

A West Coast couple is fighting bankruptcy proceedings brought against them by the Grey District Council.

Christine and Doug Banks face an $81,000 debt for legal costs after losing court action taken by the council that ended in the Supreme Court.

The couple own a house in Blaketown on council land and were taken to the High Court after refusing to pay rent increases.

After losing the court battle which cost council more than $1 million, the couple agreed to pay $80 a week but said they could not pay the 5 percent interest required by council.

Read the full article by Joanne Carroll > The Press - stuff.co.nz




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