St-Lazare property sold for unpaid property taxes

Site where house was gutted by fire and family forced out of trailer sold for unpaid taxes

Albert Kramberger, Special to Montreal Gazette

Published on: June 24, 2015 | Last Updated: June 24, 2015 2:47 PM EDT

St-Lazare sold off Allan Bassenden’s former Leduc Street property to collect unpaid municipal taxes.

This past spring, the town had issued a public notice that it would hold an auction of properties for 2013-2014 tax arrears if the owners do not make amends. According to the town, Bassenden and his wife owed about $7,000 in back taxes for the property at 1610 Leduc St., where their home was gutted by fire in March 2011.

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