Dodging suite fee not as simple as removing appliance

Too bad Ms. Savery (Leader letters, July 12) didn’t check her facts before writing her letter.

Our household is also paying the suite fee for an unrented suite. When I phoned Surrey by-laws to find out how to have our suite removed, I was informed that we needed to remove the stove, the hood fan, the 220 Volt and the double sink.

Then we would need to have the former suite inspected to make sure we had complied. All of this takes time and money, so in the meantime we are still paying the fee. If it was as simple as taking out the stove we would have done it long ago.

Apparently in Delta having a suite removed doesn’t require anything more than informing City Hall that you no longer rent out your suite. So I would have to agree with letter writer Pat Salvidge that Surrey does in fact have a “sweet” deal going on.

Jackie Colwell, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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