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Forged building permits found at Langley construction sites

Two builders used fraudulent building permits.

Twice in recent weeks, Langley Township has turned up fraudulent building permits posted at construction sites.

One case involved a contractor who was reported for building an accessory building without a permit, and was found to be displaying a phone Building Permit Green Card.

The other fake was found at a renovation project, where a home was being gutted and having an addition built.

“There have been two cases so far, but two is too many,” said Roberto Cesaretti, the Township’s manager of permit, licence and inspection services.

Cesaretti encouraged residents to research about who they are hiring for construction work.

“We are here to help,” he said. “If you are not sure, give us a call. It could save a lot of heartache and hassle by going through us first, so talk to us.”

Neither contractor was reported to police by the Township. A statement said that reporting the contractors is the responsibility of the homeowners.

In both cases the Township worked with the property owners to get the projects into compliance with the proper permits.

The Township did sent notices to both builders, warning them of possible consequences.

Posting fake building permits can result in legal action, stop work orders, and tickets for $500 per day they are not in compliance.

Residents who are concerned over permits can call permit, licensing, and inspection services staff at the Township at Permit, Licence & Inspection Services staff can be reached at 604-533-6018.

 

 

 

 

 

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