(a) Trustee’s Use of Estate Funds
A Chapter 7 trustee may, without prior approval of the Court, pay from funds of the estate routine expenses for preservation of the estate, such as insurance premiums on property, locksmith charges, storage space rental, filing fees for adversary proceedings and other routine charges made by third parties. Expenses included within this provision do not include reimbursement of internal operating expenses of the trustee. Payments made under this provision in each case shall not exceed an aggregate of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in any twelve month period.
(b) Notice of Proposed Use, Sale or Lease of Property
Notice of a motion to use, sell or lease property shall contain the negative notice language set forth in L. Rule 9014(a). In addition to the requirements of Rule 2002(c)(1), the notice shall contain:
(1) The name and address of the proposed buyer or lessee;
(2) The proposed consideration to be received by the estate, including estimated costs of the sale or lease, including commissions, auctioneer's fees, costs of document preparation and recording and any other customary closing costs; and
(3) A description of the estimated or possible tax consequences to the estate, if known, and how any tax liability generated by the use, sale or lease of such property will be paid.
(c) Motions in Chapter 12 and 13 Cases
In Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 cases, a motion for proposed use, sale or lease of property shall indicate consent or lack of consent of the trustee and of any affected secured creditor.