Chinese man sued Victoria's sheriff for sale of 63 property for 1000 yuan
Sydney Today, February 2, Australia Eastern Time, his own set of properties worth 10 yuan was actually auctioned for a mere 63 yuan. A Chinese man who had protested against the Chinese government in Tiananmen Square this time brought the Victorian sheriff to court. .
Zhiping Zhou said that the house in Braybrook was built brick by brick by himself, but it was auctioned without reserve price.
Zhiping Zhou's house was auctioned off because he owed a debt of 9.6 yuan to another overseas Chinese compatriot, but the 1000 yuan was obviously unable to repay the debt.
Records show that in December 2010, Zhiping Zhou's house was auctioned off in the office of the Sheriff Carlton and was eventually purchased by Ronald Geoffrey Kousal. Zhou has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to declare the transaction invalid and prevent the property from being transferred to Kousal.
Zhou’s defense attorney Paul Hayes told the court: “This case is extraordinary.” According to Hayes, there is still an unpaid mortgage of 46 yuan for the property. Together with the 17 yuan that has been delivered, the value of the property far exceeds the auction. price. Therefore, the attorney general’s auction should be rejected because this failure to carefully assess the actual value of the subject matter has constituted a crime of malfeasance.
Hayes pointed out that according to common law, such auctions are "distorted." "The value of the subject matter is underestimated. This is ridiculous. The attorney general should make a reasonable valuation of the subject matter before issuing a mandatory auction order."
But Anthony Strahan, who defended the attorney general, believes that according to the Act on Conduct of the Attorney General, the Attorney General’s Office is not obliged to be responsible for the auction results, and the rights of buyers must also be protected.
Zhiping Zhou said that due to his low level of English, it is difficult to understand the legal consequences mentioned in the notice of sale issued by the Chief Justice. After being questioned by Kousal's defense attorney Daniel Harrison, Zhou admitted that he still had four properties in his name, including a development project worth 4 million yuan.
Outside the court, Zhiping Zhou told reporters in broken English that he, his wife and three children would never move out of the house and they would fight to the end. "I told the Sheriff's Office,'Don't sell my house.' There must be a problem."
Kousal said that he acquired the house through auction and all procedures are fair. Due to legal disputes and stamp duty issues, Kousal has already paid up to 11.9 yuan in house purchase costs.
The trial continues today.