Permit is usually required to be obtained from the local authority before starting any construction or renovation project.
As far as home renovation is concerned, home renovation can be a tricky business, especially in India. It needs a lot of planning and execution, not to mention permissions and regulations that need to be followed.
There are many homeowners who have a misconception that a permit is required for each and every home renovation project. However, it may not always be true.
A Permit is required for any structural changes in your home. If you plan to renovate your home and make changes in its structure, then you need to get a permit.
However, if you are not making any structural changes then it is not mandatory to obtain a permit. You can make minor interior changes without taking any permits.
In this blog, we will take you through improvements that can be carried out without obtaining a permit in India.
1. Repair/replacement of the plumbing system
You can repair or replace your existing pipes without seeking permission from society or local authorities. However, when doing this make sure that it doesn’t cause any damage to the common plumbing system of the building and create inconvenience to other residents.
Ensure that the new pipes are ISI marked and safety mechanisms like valves, earthing are installed properly.
2. New Window grills
There are no regulations on window grills that you put up in your home. If you want to improve security or keep birds out of your room, you can install window grills without seeking any approval.
3. Plastering & Painting
If you’re just looking to spruce up your walls by adding a fresh coat of paint or a decorative wallpaper pattern, go right ahead.
When it comes to painting or repainting the walls in your house or even doing minor plastering work in the apartment, you need not obtain a permit.
4. Appliance Installation
Air conditioning systems, and solar panels on rooftops, can be installed without obtaining the approval of authorities.
You can replace appliances in your kitchen and bathroom without getting permits. You can change your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, faucets, and bathtubs without getting permission from the authorities.
5. Minor Renovations
Renovations like turning your kitchen into a modular one or renovation of bathrooms which do not change the structural design do not need a permit.
Minor bathroom updates such as changing the lighting fixtures, towel rack, and adding a backsplash don’t require any permits.
6. Electrical Repairs
Any electrical repair/addition provided that no new service connection is taken from the electricity board for the purpose and there is no change in the position of the meter board or distribution board for electricity supplied to any building can be done independently without any permit.
A fence around your property line is one of the only structures that can be built at any height without needing a permit.
The fence cannot be built too close to your neighbor’s property line, however, so check with your municipality for setback requirements.
Adding new flooring or replacing old flooring can be done without a permit as long as its characteristics are similar to that of the existing flooring i.e. it has the same thickness and same dimensions.
However, if you want to replace wooden floors with tile floors, then you will need a permit since tiles are heavier than wood and might require structural reinforcement.
Renovations can be a great way to add value to your home and improve your quality of life.
So go ahead and carry out these minor renovations that will greatly enhance the look of your home!
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