Play by the rules

From the desk of Attorney Crump-Gibson…

Your property abuts an alley between your business and a residential neighborhood. You decide that you want to erect a wrought iron fence to separate your property. All you have to do is to secure the contractor, make payment and move forward, right? Not so fast.

Every municipality has its own code of regulations that govern construction and improvements on any property. Most cities’ regulations require you to pull a permit prior to any construction or improvements- even if it is something as simple as erecting a fence. Further, there may be height restrictions and requirements for materials.

We have received a considerable amount of calls from clients in the last several months that were paid a visit by city inspectors or received violations in the mail because they erected a fence, began renovations on a private suite bathroom, you name it. Keep in mind, it may be your property, but the government has the right to establish regulations for any improvements you make to that property – for the welfare of the general public. You want to make sure you remain in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations at all times. Keep that record blemish-free- play by the rules! Questions? Concerns? Contact us today!

Oakland County Office- 248-395-3699 Wayne County Office- 313-752-0235


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