The Town of High River has found themselves in a situation they've never been in before.

That of being a landlord.

A condo in Town where the owner owed over $10,000 in taxes was up for public auction by the Town recently, but it had no takers.

High River's Chief Financial Officer Kola Olademiji says the money's got to come from somewhere.

"The property is occupied by a tenant now. So, we want to still continue to honour the previous rental agreement. And that is what the law says. And the tenant will be mandated to pay the rent directly to the Town, until we've been able to recover all the tax arrears."

Olademiji says once the tax burden has been cleared, the property will be handed back to the owner, with no guarantee taxes on the unit won't go unpaid again.


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