Replacing a half wall...

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Hi fellow investors!

I need some advice on a situation. I purchased my first home 15 years ago, and ended up having a half wall a.k.a divider taken out  by a friend due to my kids consonantly banging into it and getting hurt. I never realized at the time that we needed a permit to do that.

I'm I moved to out and would like to rent the place, and I know it will have to get a home inspection done as well as a change of occupancy notice. Should I replace the missing wall my before I contact the township?

I want to make things right and everything up to code. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)

Each jurisdiction is different.

when you say half wall you mean a wall that goes from the floor up half way to say counter height?

If so those are not load bearing nor structural, and most likely does not require a permit unless there was electrical wiring or plumbing  that ran inside of it that has been deleted or relocated.

But check with your city to make sure.

I would just schedule the inspection and let them tell you what they want repaired, changed etc. Let them do their job, answer any questions truthfully, but you don't need to point out things for them. 

I've had different inspectors in the same city require different things, so you never know for sure what they will identify as an issue. 

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