From loud parties to allegations of drug use, three houses in North Surrey have neighbours concerned for their safety.
Surrey’s bylaws manager, Jas Rehal, says residents have been telling the city they’re frightened by those causing the problem around 110 Avenue and 142 Street.
“There’s been fights and stuff at these properties so the neighbourhood is definitely concerned with these houses … even just the regular enjoyment of life.”
The city has gone to court to recover the cash and to get the occupants evicted, if necessary.
Meanwhile, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is responding to concerns about the trio of houses that have the residents concerned for their safety.
Hepner says multiple groups have been trying to put a stop to the problem, with no luck so far.
“…it seems to me that it’s going to end up being up to the courts, and the assistance we can get from them in terms of shutting this down because there’s certainly been no desire to comply.”
The occupants have racked up nearly 40 bylaw investigations within the last year.
There’s also an outstanding $25,000 fine for clean-up that’s yet to be paid.