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Old 04-25-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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When i was starting my basement reno ( im a prof taper ) it was just going to be new floor trim paint and call er a day . Of course it has now snowballed into full blown gut and i find myself finished full rough in ( elec & plumb ) .

Question is , is it to late to get permits or should i even bother being this far along ? All work was done by exp prof's in the building trades .

thanks for any tips .
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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Depends on a couple things.... if you have a fire or water damage insurance claim, I know for a fact that many adjusters will go to the trouble of researching the permit status for that job before they decide to pay out on replacing things in that basement area. The lack of a permit for that work can sometimes also hold up the sale of your home if the buyer is savvy enough to research whether you got a permit for that basement renovation or not. This will give him power to negotiate something off the sale price of your home in the event that "someone" decides all the rock needs to come down to determine if the plumbing and wiring is correct or not.

Myself, I don't get too wrapped up in the fact that the law might require you to pull a permit, but the insurance thing and the future sale thing I explained above are more worrisome to me.

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Thanks for the reply , and ya the insurance thing is the biggest for me as well .

The basement was fully developed when i bought it so the future sale thing isnt really and issue as far as that is concerned , will just look like i upgraded bath fixtures etc .

Would probably be a good idea i guess for a few 100 $$'s

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Another thing , can they bring up problems ( ie stall production ) because of things already in the house ?

Also can the elec and plub be done by homeowner as long as it all passes ? Mine was done by proffesionals , just dont want to have to drag them into it if i do go get the permits .
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Another thing , can they bring up problems ( ie stall production ) because of things already in the house ?

Also can the elec and plub be done by homeowner as long as it all passes ? Mine was done by proffesionals , just dont want to have to drag them into it if i do go get the permits .
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Here in Connecticut, as long as you are the owner of the residential property, you can do your own plumbing and electrical. You need to pull a permit and have them inspected. At least that is what the town says.
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Here in Connecticut, as long as you are the owner of the residential property, you can do your own plumbing and electrical. You need to pull a permit and have them inspected. At least that is what the town says.

Same here.
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I think its the same here , i know we have stricter guidelines than most the states but as long as its properly done ill be good to go . Just dont want inspector digging up [email protected]#$t i dont have/want to deal with .
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I think its the same here , i know we have stricter guidelines than most the states but as long as its properly done ill be good to go . Just dont want inspector digging up [email protected]#$t i dont have/want to deal with .
Way to late for that uh?
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:00 PM   #10
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The worked performed for MY reno was done by licenced tradespeople , im talking about uncovering **** from previous work before i bought ... thanks for the bump

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The bigger the area ....the more the permit issue is pushed .......some rural counties don't even require permits on anything ......a village or township will have one or two inspectors .....metro area can staff around 10 after multiple tasking with zoning ......they're job is to protect lenders, the home owner and future home owners from shoty work .....with that in mind your decision becomes much easier.
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Another thing ......if your in a metro with high permit pressure and upset an inspector .....he'll require you to do something stupid like drive all your nails at exactly 30 degrees .....or grind off any protruding nail points ......you have the right to object .....and outside sources (architect ....engineer .....if far a judge) will be used to reach a decision ......this isn't a crap you want to take more than once in your own TeePee.

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