First, let me say thank you! For the last year and a half, this community has been a wonderful place for learning as well as support.
I'm happy to say I am under contract and have been pre-approved for my first house-hack! It's an 2500 sq ft up-down duplex in a great part of town, and it has an unfinished basement that's about 1100 square feet.
MY QUESTION IS THIS: Does anyone know where you can find the state-specific requirements for what a finished basement needs? (ceiling height, egress, etc.) I live in Oklahoma by the way, if anyone knows those specific requirements.
Hi @Lili Thompson ,
Call your local municipality's building department. They will be able to tell you the right information, as well as the process to do it legitimately. Other than that, you can google Oklahoma Residential Building Code, and buy the code book. Good luck navigating it though.
Ask the question if permits are required. If that answer is yes, you should hire a contractor. Because you have to. You have the right to pull permits on your own property, but you sign an affidavit saying you won't sell or rent your property for 12 months after the permit is closed. A contractor negates that.
This is great advice! I will definitely do that and make sure to ask about the permits.
Thanks again and happy investing!
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