Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin

Building codes are designed to help people live safely in their homes and to achieve other goals a community may have.

Q: We transformed our basement about 10 decades in the past and utilized a corporation that is even now in business. It doesn’t seem to be like they acquired any permits for the do the job in our basement. We nonetheless have the house and system to be right here for some time to occur. Do we have to report this to the local housing office and what really should we do about our dwelling improvements?

A: You’ve got questioned two fantastic queries. We are likely to start out by conversing about the reworking of your basement.

When you undertake perform at your have residence, you need to make absolutely sure that you (or the folks you seek the services of) can essentially conduct that do the job lawfully. Some municipalities prohibit the dimensions of a household, the quantity of livable house you can have on your lot, the total height of the dwelling and the total of land that can be coated, amongst several other problems.