Remodeling without a permit?
A contractor I am/was considering to do remodeling work where plumbing and electrical additions will be made told me the following when we were discussing the job:
"Why bother with getting a permit, we will do the job correctly. Not getting a permit will save you time (no delays waiting for inspections) and money. There is no need to"
I am real nervious about this advise. Not so much because of concern of the work being done incorrectly, but because of the neighbors. The fellow two doors down told me one day that the guy between us called the County on him for various things (they have a feud going on). I noticed on my County's web site a form to repoprt aledged/suspected work without permits. You can file the report online.
Here's my question: If one has work done (new plumbing and a new electrical circuit wired) in conjunction with the remodel job and a complaint is filed and an investigation opened, what happens to the homeowner that had the work done? How serious an offense is this? Will the inspector drop by and demand to see the wiring and plumbing work and request that the drywall be removed to view it? This would be a nightmare if this were to happen after the job was completed.
This advice from this contractor sounds just plain bad.