When you inherit a home that is deemed to be uninhabitable, you have two choices. You can restore the home so that someone can live in it again or you can have it demolished. Restoring a home can be quite expensive and many people do not have ample money to spend on such a project. If you feel that demolishing the house is the best option for you, use the guide that follows to learn a few tips to make the process easier.
Sell Salvageable Items
The first thing you want to do is to gut the house and sell all salvageable items so that you can get some money to put toward the demolition costs. There are many times when the sinks, tubs, toilets, and even cabinets in a home can be sold. Be sure to specify if the person who wants to buy the items needs to remove them on their own or if you will handle the removal for them.
Meet with a Demolition Company
After all salvageable items have been removed, you need to meet with a demolition company to find out what needs to be done to have the home demolished. They will walk you through the process so that you can know every step of the way what to expect as the job is done. They will be able to give you an estimate to determine how much it will cost for them to demolish the house and how much they would charge you to haul away all of the rubble after the job is done.
Get the Proper Permits to Demolish the House
Before any demolition can be done, you need to get permission from your jurisdiction to demolish the house. The demolition company will be able to help you fill out the proper forms and tell you where to submit them to ensure that you can get the permits as quickly as possible. It will take some time to get the permits though, so get started on the process as soon as possible.
Once the home is removed, you can sell the property as an empty lot. Someone can build a new house on the property that is perfect for their family and not have to worry about the dilapidation that was in the old house. The entire process can take a few weeks to complete so you need to start right away on the demolition process.Share
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