Re: 50% rule??? - Posted by mike-tx
Posted by mike-tx on October 26, 2000 at 06:30:40:
This sounds like the same rule my town has concerning renovations. Here it is part of the zoning regulations dealing with non-conforming property. The local building inspector interprets this as any property not meeting ALL CURRENT codes, not just USE under the zoning regs. The ordinance states that any renovation of more than 50% of the property and they can require you to bring the entire property up to current code requirements. What is 50% ?? Is it 50% of the value of the property ??, 50% of the sq footage ??, a 50% increase in the value of the property??, spending 50% of the current value of the property?? The answer is any or all of the above depending on which inspector you get that day and what kind of mood he’s in. Ah the joys of small town living and the “good ol boy” system! Good Luck!!!
p.s. As you may have guessed, I have danced to this tune myself.