June 16, 2024

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Work started before getting permission: A YouTuber had to put his project on hold

Work started before getting permission: A YouTuber had to put his project on hold

A YouTuber and her partner have been forced to halt renovations on an abandoned house they bought with the intention of making it their home after the District of West Vancouver revoked their permit.

Jenna Phipps, 28, and Nick Volkov, 27, invested $2.1 million to buy the 2,757-square-foot home. Their mission is to change that with the DYI (Do It Yourself) formula.

But on May 17, the municipal district issued an order stopping their house work.

“Prior to commencing construction, all necessary building and business permits must be issued with required guarantees from registered professionals,” the District of West Vancouver said. Vancouver Sun.

The couple, who applied for the permit last February, were frustrated by the processing time. In the meantime, he cleaned the furniture, removed the drywall and laminate floors. Beautification works were also undertaken.

“We did things that didn't affect construction. The fact is, our city doesn't know how to proceed with reconstruction. They didn't tell us anything — they didn't tell us what we were allowed to do, they didn't tell us what we weren't allowed to do,” Jenna Phipps said in a video. Youtube.

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