- Jan 29, 2024
The city of Las Vegas has an amnesty program for homeowners that is pretty incredible. It allows owners to report any non-permitted or non-compliant work done within their home, and they can do so without the threat of fines. The homeowners are then able to get everything up to code and to obtain whatever permits they need. This process often takes place prior to the property going up for sale. A homeowner might not realize they've violated certain building codes until they reach that point, so it's nice to see your average citizen having a chance to make it right instead of being hit up for automatic penalties. Encouraging self-disclosure also saves the city money and it promotes safe housing. I think more cities should opt for a homeowners amnesty program. What do you think? Are there downsides that I've failed to consider?
- United States