Completing your own renovations Part 2
When you decide to complete “home renovations”, you need to understand that certain tasks must use “licensed” trades people. Some of the trades that use “licensed” people are plumbing, electrical, & mechanical. Even though this is a must, many people still do renovation work themselves to save money and therefore, they bypass laws and regulations. What they don’t understand is that by doing this, they create a “liability” that can be very costly to the homeowner who made the changes via a lawsuit by the new homeowners.
I have seen weight-bearing walls taken down to create an “open concept” space between the living room and the dining room / kitchen. The removed wall wasn’t replaced by an “engineered beam” which caused the ceiling to eventually bow under the weight. I have seen walls taken down in the basement and not replaced by posts. These sample issues are dangerous ones and create a vulnerability in the structure dangerous to the family living there.
People who purchase a property without a licensed realtor open themselves to potential lawsuits, potential dangers, and even life-threatening situations.
Next week - “Completing your own renovations Part 3”.
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