Letters: Tax surprise

Sooke resident horrified at tax assessment increase

I was fairly horrified to see that the land portion of my property assessment has increased by 53 per cent over last year. The assessment authority had tried to hide these figures by dropping the value of the buildings by 80 per cent (no, the house has not burnt down).  In case others have had similar problems in Sooke, I suggest you all go back to your assessments and read them carefully as you only have until Feb. 2 to appeal.

Sonia Lambert

Sooke