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11:19AM | 09/12/17
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Just finished reading the illegal home DIY improvements slideshow. The title is so misleading as to constitute clickbait.

As a public service, the article should include the name of the specific municipality where this is true and the country it is in, so that informed consumers can avoid purchsing property in theses nanny-state communities.

In the US, the only ones that MAY be true in general are trapping wildlife and asbesos/lead paint removal.

All the remainder may have some aspects of danger for the uninformed/unskilled but are not illegal. Removing an interior wall might require a permit, pre-removal and pre-closing inspection under some municipal ordinances, but does not require a licensed contractor.

The law is clear that a property owner may do whatever he wishes to his personal property so long as it does not impact the health and safety of a community.

"Welfare" of a community is a nebulous concept that has not been consistently upheld by courts unless specific health and safety aspects being given.


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