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Suite-hunting council hounding homeowners

It appears that council is already working on hammering out the details for tax bills to increase in Surrey if a home has a secondary suite (“Surrey set to ramp up taxes,” The Leader, Oct. 25.

Great. Fantastic. Way to go. Always scoring on the hardworking, taxpaying , law-abiding citizens to fairly support fundamentals by all the residents.

The city claims it is going to find another 1,000 suites this year and generate $10 million in revenue. Happy hunting, as some homes simply have large families or guests living in them and don’t need to pay secondary suite fees.

And of course there’s the ones that do have income-bearing, non-registered suite(s) and will continue to slide through the money-saving cracks with Cheshire cat grins as the city continues to close their bylaw rules-and-regulations set of eyeballs.

It’s time for the city to wake up and take a dose of reality when it comes to property bylaw policies.

 

S. Sidhu

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