December 05, 1996

 TO:       Vancouver City Council

 FROM:     City Building Inspector

 SUBJECT:  Warning to Prospective Purchasers of 3190 Turner Street
           Lot 14, Block 84, DL THSL, Plan 1861


      THAT the City Clerk be directed to file a 336D Notice against the

      Certificate of Title to the property at 3190 Turner Street in order
      to warn prospective purchasers that there is a contravention of the
      Zoning and Development and Vancouver Building By-laws related to this


      The General Manager of Community Services RECOMMENDS approval of the


 The Vancouver Charter, Section 336D, provides a mechanism whereby the City
 of Vancouver can warn prospective purchasers of contravention of City
 By-laws relating to land or a building or structure.

 Section 336D of the Vancouver Charter provides that, if the City Building
 Inspector observes a condition that he considers:

 (a)  to be a contravention of a By-law or regulation relating to the

      construction or safety of buildings or structures; or

 (b)  as a result of that condition, a building or structure is unsafe or
      is unlikely to be useable for its expected purpose during its normal
      lifetime; or

 (c)  the contravention is of a nature that a purchaser, unaware of the
      contravention, would suffer a significant loss of expense if the
      By-laws were enforced against him;

 he may recommend to City Council that a resolution be considered, pursuant
 to Section 336D (2), directing the City Clerk to file a notice against the
 title to the property in the Land Title Office.

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 In May of 1995 the District Building Inspector observed an addition (10' x
 12') being constructed at the above location without permit.  A STOP WORK
 notice was posted and the owner was directed to apply for a Development
 and Building Permit.

 Because the owner failed to apply for a permit, he was ordered to remove
 the work.  However, to date, the unapproved work still exists.

 This matter was referred to the City Prosecutor and charges were approved. 
 However, the process server was unable to deliver the summons as it
 appears that the owner is out of the country.  Because of this, the City
 is unable to pursue enforcement action at this time.

 This report reflects that a notice be filed against the title to ensure
 that any prospective purchaser is made aware that there is a contravention
 of the by-laws related to this building and that the purchaser may suffer
 a significant loss or expense if the by-laws were enforced against him.

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