VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The owner of a Vancouver home assessed at nearly $27-million has had a victory of sorts as she fights the city’s empty home tax.
Yi Ju He filled a petition to the B.C. Supreme Court challenging an imposition of a vacancy tax on her property near Belmont Avenue and Blanca Street against the City of Vancouver.
He had been seeking an exemption, partially due to plans to remove a house on the site which requires the removal of asbestos.
The supreme court judge says the city made a mistake when it hit the Belmont Avenue home with a $249,313.67 levy.
The ruling is that the city must carry out a new review of whether the owner should pay the tax.