I did see a person (Camera Guy) taking photos of the property and also entering the cottage. Hopefully this is not the same idiot who got stuck in the Madoc driveway. Lets not be stupid.
Nothing like a little break and entering to go with trespassing. That is a douchebag who deserves to be shot I understand the trespassing on a clearly vacant lot to sneak a peak (It is Illegal but we all have done it on vacant land) ..but breaking in
? Whats next?, find the owner or his next of kin and kill them so they don't redeem, Landmine the property to get the other bidders. Break into town hall the night before the opening and steal all the bids.
In regards to the creek. Probably a very very big hassle as you will have to deal with Quinte conservation and pull a study or too.
Its not like you can just move it and hope no-one complains. To win this you have to beat all the neighbours , who will feel you screwed them and rat you out on everything you try to do.
I think a bigger problem is the septic. I am guessing this just dumps into the lake. It is seasonal. When you knock it down or try to rebuilt ( with the footings ( brick foundation) collapsing and rot I suspect not viable to repair ) or even turn to year round .. you going to run into a septic requirement This is a small low lying lot with the creek in the middle.
It looks to me like a complete knockdown and rebuild on the footprint .Repair and Winterizing will be very expensive on this one . cheaper to start from scratch
Also what is the waterfront like? Rice is very weedy and if you have a pile , turns the cottage to sh*t. Certainly would be better if this was a summer or fall sale so we could get a look at the lake , would get more idiots but I'm sure we will get plenty on this. If it doesn't redeem..I'm calling at least 89 bids. and at 1/3 of them within 10K of min and probably 10 within 3 k of min ( I'm bidding $1127.36 over min to be tricky..I will get this for sure