New, Confused Homeowner
As a new and overwhelmed homeowner, I'll appreciate any thoughts you guys can give-
Our townhouse was built around 25-30 years ago. The basement was intended as a living area, as evidenced by the original fireplace. However, when I moved in, there was no floor covering, just bare concrete. The home inspector found a couple of minor things regarding current code- a light switch too close to the shower and an exposed light bulb over the shower. There is also one notch of crooked drywall in a room partition.
These things lead me to wonder if the previous homeowner did any of the finishing work his/herself, and if so, shouldn't the permit process have caught those items? Does this mean the previous owner failed to get a permit, and if so, is that something I need to go get inspections or permits for? I worry about anything that can start a fire because I've read horror stories of folks who were denied claims due to faulty or non-permitted work. What should I do? Or am I crazy for even wondering about this?
Thanks very much-
Last edited by LoneRanger; 09-11-2009 at 02:07 AM.