Go Back   BuildingHomes.ca - Building your community! > General > Building and Construction

Building and Construction General topics of building a home and the home construction industry.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 2018-03-19, 12:11 PM
good2know's Avatar
good2know good2know is online now
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 5,678
Default

What he said ^^^^^^^^^

The contractor is overpricing this so you wont get a permit which means inspections wont happen and they can do substandard work.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2018-03-19, 01:03 PM
gerapau's Avatar
gerapau gerapau is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,769
Default

Stay tuned for a future episode of Holmes Makes it Right!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2018-03-19, 03:01 PM
BartBandy BartBandy is online now
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ontario/Nobleton
Posts: 1,642
Default

You can see how Mike Holmes finds these people. Few people know how to hire a contractor. I'm worried we're watching an impending train wreck in extreme slow motion.

I mean, what contractor charges *more* for a *permit*?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2018-03-20, 11:27 AM
suezuki650 suezuki650 is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay
Posts: 371
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homie27 View Post
they are charging $5k for a permit. is that what all contractors do? plus its going to take a lot longer to finish the basement because the city takes forever to do this stuff.
They may charge you less without a permit as now they don't need licensed electricians or plumbers. They can cut corners and do things improperly as no one with construction knowledge will be examining their work.

If you ever have an electrical fire, your insurance may want to know if you got permits for your basement renovation.

Get the permits, get the inspections, even if it's cousin Viny doing the work.
__________________
Maplefield End since Aug. 2016
Half Moon Bay South Phase 4
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2018-03-23, 08:55 AM
gerapau's Avatar
gerapau gerapau is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,769
Default

I think what most are saying is that you would definitely benefit from having someone who is knowledgeable inspect the work to ensure that the contractor is doing things correctly and to code. Getting permits for the work will provide those inspections.

Sure, not getting the permits may help reduce the amount of taxes that you end up paying but it could also end up costing you even more in the long run if something goes wrong with the renovations. Or if you try to sell later on the value of your home could potentially be affected by the fact you didn't pull permits. And as oakvillhomeowner mentioned on your other topic, you have come on a public forum and given everyone your full name and the town you live in and said you might not get permits. If the city of Vaughan sees this and investigates you could end up having to pay the back taxes anyway AND having to get the permits after the work is complete. Having to bring everything up to code at that time could get very expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2018-03-26, 12:05 PM
homie27 homie27 is offline
Senior Member
Regular User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: BC/Vancouver
Posts: 1,997
Default

ok you guys convinced me. I'm getting a permit.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finishing a Basement and a Permit zzeuss Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 3 2015-07-14 11:46 AM
Basement Finishing Permit Andrewsmith Oakville 13 2014-04-30 02:35 PM
basement finishing permit getliquid Ottawa 19 2013-07-18 11:02 PM
How many of you got building permit for basement finishing? ericshai Basement Finishing and Renovations 26 2011-01-15 10:16 AM
Permit Required for Finishing Basement? banger Burlington 36 2010-09-09 03:40 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 PM.



Copyright © PHAND Corporation
This document may not be used elsewhere without the expressed written consent of PHAND Corporation.
*** There is no association between this website and any builder. ***

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.