Custom home construction is booming here in Ontario right now. But court closures due to the pandemic and material shortages have prompted some builders to bypass the permitting process and construct new homes without going through proper channels.
In Mississauga, illegal custom home construction and renovations by certain builders has prompted the city to demand increased enforcement and penalties for not following the Ontario Building Code. Some builders are refusing official inspections, and even when penalties are enforced, builders are relying on delays within the court system and move forward with the work anyway.
During the construction process, not following proper processes can compromise the safety of neighbours near the building site and the employees working on the new build. Even after construction is complete, not following the right processes can harm homeowners and sellers in the future, especially when there is an unknown lien on the property.
Although it may be tempting to work with a builder who engages in shady building practices to get your home built as soon as possible, this can only lead to negative consequences for you as the owner in the future. You want to make sure your builder follows local building codes and permitting procedures to make sure your home is built correctly for the sake of your safety and the value of your property.
At Woodcastle Homes Management Inc., we would never do anything to compromise our reputation. Providing you with a beautiful, new custom home that adheres to all building codes is a priority for us. To talk about your home building ideas or find out more about our qualifications as a home builder, contact us today.