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Building permits for add-ons or remodels

Bigfacemoe
September 27, 2016 05:17PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 30

The wealth of info on this site is amazing.

After renting for a while I plan on using my VA loan to buy a home.

How is the building permit process? Is it like the US?

I want to have a house with a small rental unit for family/friends and renters. If the house I buy doesn't have one I have no problem building one.

Just want to know about keeping it legal.

Thanks.

Re: Building permits for add-ons or remodels
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Exit Zero
September 28, 2016 12:04AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,255

Check the zoning of your lot 1st.

Re: Building permits for add-ons or remodels

Alana33
September 28, 2016 06:18AM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Re: Building permits for add-ons or remodels

Bigfacemoe
September 28, 2016 08:37AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 30

Thanks Alana33

Re: Building permits for add-ons or remodels

Alana33
September 28, 2016 09:04AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,049

You're welcome.
Indeed, check what your zoning will or will not allow.
You have to have a 15 ft. setback from road, property line, etc., I believe, for residential areas so best to do your homework.
Good luck.

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