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Should I Pull A Permit?

By Living Room Realty, November 2, 2018

The ramifications of not pulling building permits in the past is going to be more of an issue for sellers as our market softens.  When a poorly done renovation, or “upgrade” is done not to code, it inevitably comes back to haunt the seller or the new owner.

If you’re a new home owner and ready to embark on a home project that requires a building permit, like say, a bath or kitchen remodel, pull an electrical and plumbing permit.  Do it.  It will save you a giant headache later when you go to sell your home.

On the other side, if you are currently a buyer and looking at homes that have un-permitted work, the sale might get held up until the seller can produce paperwork or prove that items were done to code if your home inspector shows concern.

When in doubt, pull the permit.  It’s a good thing, permits protect us from past building mistakes.  They are put in place mostly for safety reasons.  Don’t you feel better knowing that a permit is required to run a gas line to your neighbors kitchen stove?   I do.


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