I did some finishing work in a house I owned last year,
I drywalled the basement of our house,
when we moved in, the framing had been finished, but nothing else.
I have since sold the house. If there were to be any major disasters,
what type of liability do I still have to that house?
I did no structural work, just electrical and drywall
Did you get permits for the work? Did you have your installation inspected?
Do you have liability insurance? Are you a limited liability corporation
(LLC)? Are you licensed to do the work?
Each "no"answer increases your exposure. You should contact a lawyer who
specializes in construction law to find out your potential liability in your
anyone in that house can hold you liable for most anything,
well, they can ask the courts to give them a judgement, or the cops to
once you post a question like this in a public place, it's kind of like
admitting guilt - what did you do or what happened ?
Likely none as long as you don't hide any defects from the next buyer.
People are allowed to do work on their own property. That is why one
gets an inspection when buying someone else's house, to help find out
stuff like that before you sign and take liability.
This is Turtle.
It is hard to sue over a home owner doing his own work on his house for he come
under the Not For Hire work. If you did not submitt a bill to your self in so
many words the job did not happen. If you have no bill for services submitted
and you claim a bad memorey ,your good to go.
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