As reported on cbc.ca, a hidden camera test reveals some contractors are more than willing to do work without obtaining the necessary permits, part of a CBC News and Business in Vancouver series looking at B.C.'s $7.6-billion home renovation business.
A CBC producer used her home for a hidden-camera video shoot where three contractors were asked to submit estimates for expanding a landing off the back of the home.
According to the City of Vancouver, the work requires a permit and may even need a zoning change.
But when asked about permits by the CBC News producer, two contractors said it was her decision to make.
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