Will this really legal?
can not be done legally! I have heard hundreds of times, even my concrete cutting business, which is key to the transformation process, I've seen done a hundred times. How you may ask? It's actually not that much harder than most major home renovations. And if you ask, What are the benefits? It's simple: it increases the value of your home by 50%, and sometimes doubled. It also allows you to legally rent a new apartment (s) out to reduce personal living expenses.
Still sound impossible? Well, if you call your local building department and ask if it can be done, you get laughed at, but depending on the town or city regulations you may be surprised to find out that this is not at all uncommon. However, there are a number of conditions that must be in place before the building inspector also for your consideration over the building permit application. It may or may not yet meet the criteria for this undertaking, but if not, it might be easy to make the necessary changes.
These conditions are for the most part /, but not limited to:
* ample parking spot for each unit – usually depending on two parking spaces required for each unit amount of the bedroom. If space is available, parking on the property may be increased in certain excavators and / or by adding concrete retaining walls.
* Ceiling height – If the basement or the attic will be converted to an apartment there are limits to how low the ceiling is. Lower basement concrete can be achieved in most cases, the cutting and removing the existing concrete, digging the earth and pouring a new concrete slab.
* Egress – This is the ability to get in and out of the new unit. There should be a set amount of doors and windows in certain widths and lengths. This is where the expertise comes to play. We are a professional concrete cutting service. Cut doors and concrete foundations and openings exit the installation of basement stairs and bulkheads.
* Each unit has a bathroom and kitchen need to be taken into account in the law.
Once cut some exit windows of a woman in Revere, MA, who has been an "illegal" in-law apartment that she can be easily modified so that the "law" apartment. He is also often asked him a $ 259,000 house but could not sell. After seeing her neighbor convert a two-family home he did the same. She completed the conversion and finally sell the property is $ 379,000.
I remember a man performs work in the prestigious community of Brookline, MA, Boston. He was one of a six-unit condominium building in which all came in a storage unit in the basement of the building was one-sixth. He said the other five apartment owners that need more storage and that he was willing to pay to buy the storage unit. He ended up buying the other five storage areas for $ 15,000 each, a total of 1,200 square meters of prime real estate $ 75,000. We ended up cutting and cutting and removing the concrete for the foundation of a doorway. It lowered the basement and converted it into a nice apartment, and sold more than $ 1 million.
These examples demonstrate that anything is possible. By checking your local building department and doing their homework, it will also be able to convert a single family, multi-unit properties.
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