Jabs deals with $1.57 million uppercut from city land sale

Ron Jabs says he got an extra 2018 election surprise. 

After purchasing a lot and building from the city for $30,000 during election season last fall, Jabs was then informed by the Federal government he would not have title to the land, and that there was a $1.574 million lien on the property.

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“City hall told me it was my was tough luck,” says Jabs.

“I was told by staff I would receive no help."

Jabs said he found DC elected officials more sympathetic to his plight.

“Paul Gevatkoff, Blair Lekstrom, and Charlie Parslow were helpful in their advice and assistance.”

Jabs says his course of action will be simple if he was sold a property but cannot be provided the pink slip to it.

“The city will receive the property back in four years,” he said.

Jabs said he was advised into looking at litigation in the amount owed to the Federal government.

“The Feds say while I am not responsible for the liens, they can take the land away. The city sold me a piece of property that it did not have title for, and that they knew had $1.5 million dollars in liens on it,” he says.

“When they say buyer beware - this is true. I bought this land from the City of Dawson Creek.”         

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