I have been watching this show called Flip That House (click here) on the Discovery Channel. Most of the time it follows the crews around, you get a lot of ideas on how to fix up the house, but then last night, I learned that they started a project and did not get a permit.
The zoning/building inspector shows up and tells them that they have to stop work. They call the developer and he says NO, just keep working we will worry about the fines later. So they keep going. Then the guy shows up again and tells everyone that if they stay there, he will have them locked up. The attitude that the developer gave him was amazing. It made zoning/building guys look like jerks.
The developer then called all of the city council members to see of there was any pressure that he could put on the building department to ease up. At this point I was outraged because this kind of thing is real life! I slowed the guy up for a few days, to get all the permits. He walked in with the info and walked out with the permits. It was only a rehab so it should have been easy to pull them ahead of time.
Anyone else see this show? What are your thoughts on these types of developers who think that if they can get the job done quickly, now one will notice that they donít have any permits?