Is a bid bond required?

A bid bond is required in all cases. This is calculated as 10 percent (10%) of the freehold value when it is a sale, and three times the minimum amount when it is a lease or an emphyteutical grant. The Bid-Bond duration must be for three months.  The Bid-Bond is released:

  1. when the winning bidder signs the  relative deed or lease agreement
  2. when the bidder is not successful

The only instance when the Bid-Bond amount is retained by the Lands Authority is when the winning bidder fails to sign the relative deed/lease agreement.

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