Letters to the Editor

Suite grief

Re: “Suite-hunting council hounding homeowners,” Letters, The Leader, Oct. 31.

Letter writer S. Sidhu writes, “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 some families have several generations living in the same house, or even guests who never seem to wear out their welcome, regardless of how long they stay.

I have learned from past personal experience, and sometimes grief, that a house containing a separate living unit, consisting of a stove, refrigerator and washroom is a suite, and can be taxed or closed down as city hall deems appropriate.

 

Fred Perry

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
B.C. eyes looser liquor penalties for bars, stores
 
South Surrey brokerage shutdown sidelines nearly 70 real estate agents
 
Historic races in Mission
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES: White Rock a fine spot for a picnic
 
White Rock mural honours Players Club, panto
 
B.C. VIEWS: Ruts in road to farmland changes
Quebec elementary school bans homework
 
Thousands turn out for Labour Day Parade
 
New Metro pump station will get water moving

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.