For puzzled homeowners, landlords and renters, the Brownstoner Forum is a place to seek advice, vent or compare experiences revolving around the pleasure and the pain of dealing with property.
Every day, perplexed homeowners and renters look to the Brownstoner Forum for advice on a range of issues, from renovation tips to navigating the permit process.
What permission process is needed in order to legally access a capped gas line so it can't be connected to a backyard grill?
A renovation failed an electrical inspection when it was discovered all the fixtures were ETL rather UL listed.
A duplexed rental unit has a bedroom and bathroom located in the cellar, which is below grade. Is this legal living space?
A cracked support beam needs to be replaced and a homeowner is concerned that that the repair process could cause more damage.
Should a homeowner repair a deteriorating staircase before putting a house on the market?
What expenses should a homeowner be aware of when contemplating renting out a unit in their home?
A homeowner's townhouse has increased in value and the property taxes keep going up. Is it possible to appeal the assessment?
What should homeowners consider when choosing an insulation material for their homes?