Questions about building inspections
March 13, 2014 12:33 AM Subscribe
I'm renovating a multi-unit building. The occupancy permits were never revoked. Can I finish one unit and rent it out while finishing the others? How do I handle inspections?
posted by slidell to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
We nearly have the work done inside the unit we're already living in and the unit we'd like to rent out. We would like to have the city inspect the finish plumbing and building work, and then go ahead and rent it after we know that we won't have to do more construction inside. Another unit still needs finished up, and there is still some exterior work to be done. How do we handle this?
The exterior work does include back stairs that connect to the unit, but we do not plan to demolish them, just to replace one railing, paint them, and otherwise improve them.
In general, I'd appreciate any tips on the final building inspections you can offer. Do I need to buy the fridge before the inspection? Caulk around the tub? Install the closet doors? (They're not on the plans.) Thanks!