Thinking of renovating your Raleigh home in order to sell? What you may not know is that many home improvement projects require a permit from the city. These permits track any changes to your home and helps inspectors look for potential areas of weakness when doing a home inspection. You want to make sure you go through the proper channels when renovating your home in order to avoid expensive repairs down the road. Also, when potential homebuyers are looking at your home, it’s important they have the evidence that your home meets building code requirements and is safe to live in.
So exactly what home renovations require a permit? Below are some common projects that require at least one or more permits from the city. In most cases, if it’s structural, electrical, or plumbing, you are going to need a permit. If you’re not sure, ask your general contractor before doing any major renovations.
Are there any renovations that don’t require a permit? Yes! Small projects with plumbing and electrical mentioned above don’t need a permit before you start work. Other home renovations include wallpapering or painting, installing new flooring or carpeting, putting in new faucets, and landscaping can be done without getting a city permit as well.
Still unsure what home repairs need a permit? Talk to a professional contractor. Good contractors will know ahead of time what paperwork is needed, especially if your home improvement requires an inspection after it’s finished. Hiring a professional will also be beneficial to you because they will know what paperwork is needed and how to fill them out correctly, eliminating any extra stress for you. A professional contractor will also help to make sure your home renovation project gets completed in a timely manner.
Once the renovations are done and the home is ready for sale, give Puck Realty a call at 919-842-5900 and let us help you sell your home quickly!