News In Short: Jefferson Parish waiving fees for Chinese drywall homeowners

A positive note for New Orleans residents with Chinese drywall hoping to develop and rebuild in the wake of the toxic wallboard installed in their homes: local officials continue to reduce the financial burden of recovery. Local officials in Jefferson Parish are doing just this, per New Orleans’ WVUE:

Jefferson Parish is waiving fees for inspections and permits property owners need related to problems with defective Chinese drywall. Permits are still needed for the replacement of drywall, but the permits and inspections won’t cost homeowners anything as they work to fix their homes.

Many area homeowners have run into problems associated with some tainted Chinese drywall. It’s been blamed for damage to electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning units and more.

Quite promising news heading into this weekend. Continue to follow this blog as new information becomes available.

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