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Posted by: from Toronto
7/16/2008 at 12:05:29 PM

We just finished renovating our semi detached house and we had permits for all work done. We also spent alot of $$ doing things the right way.

Our attached neighbour is now starting reno's themselves. They are not getting permits. How do we protect our investment and make sure that they do things correctly and not cause damage to ours?

Would advice.

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Date/Time7/17/2008 at 12:29:30 PM

If you are friends with your neighbours, advise them that permits are the right thing to do and offers protection for their investment also. It's a sticky situation if they do not get permits: do you report them to protect yourself & hope you remain fairly good neighbours? Tread lightly. If you see the contractor, ask him to see their permit. If they're reputable, they will have one anyway. Depending on the scope of work to be performed (cosmetic- drywall, paint, etc) they may not require a permit for that area. If its structure, plumbing, electrical- they require a permit. Good luck.

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Date/Time7/17/2008 at 12:29:30 PM

If you are friends with your neighbours, advise them that permits are the right thing to do and offers protection for their investment also. It's a sticky situation if they do not get permits: do you report them to protect yourself & hope you remain fairly good neighbours? Tread lightly. If you see the contractor, ask him to see their permit. If they're reputable, they will have one anyway. Depending on the scope of work to be performed (cosmetic- drywall, paint, etc) they may not require a permit for that area. If its structure, plumbing, electrical- they require a permit. Good luck.

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