Meeting with the Neighbours
We planned to host a meeting with all of the neighbours coming at the same time rather than to meet with them one-on-one. Our reasons for doing so were that first of all everyone would be talking to everyone else anyway and thus if there were any concerns we might as well have them aired publicly and have a chance to respond to everyone at the same time. Second, it would save time to just have one...
Applying for Variance
As Kevin stated, the building of our new home did not comply with all of the building regulations. For one, the house could only be 22 feet high at any given point. We had wanted the house built partly down the cliff side so that it wouldn’t impede on our neighbours’ views wherever possible. But because the house would jut over the cliff a small part of the house would be over 22 feet since the...
Getting a Geo-Technical Report
The property was solid rock – no soil, no trees, no plants other than a few blackberries growing around the gravel around the septic system. But I was horrified to find out that if the geo-technical report was not favorable we might not be able to build on the property! This was going to be an important document! All kinds of things could impede construction – e.g., perhaps the rock wasn’t as...