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Do You Need a Permit to Remodel Your House?

When Are Permits Required?

While laws may vary from city to county to state, many states, such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania follow the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The UCC, generally, requires a permit if you intend to “construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a residential building.” Essentially, you’ll need a permit to knit up the holes in your socks.

Permits Not Required

However, there are certain exceptions. Permits are not required for:

  • Building a fence less than 6 feet tall,
  • Building a retaining wall less than 4 feet tall,
  • Repainting inside and outside the home,
  • Replacing glass in any window or door,
  • Replacing less than 25 percent of roof material within any 12-month period,
  • Repairing leaks or clearing blockages in plumbing,
  • Replacing bathroom features, and many more.

Getting a Permit

To get a

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Do Landlords Have to Accept Section 8?

If a prospective tenant asks, “Do you accept Section 8?” how do you respond? Can you say no, or must you always say yes?

Some landlords like having Section 8 tenants because it’s a guaranteed source of on-time rental income. However, others are wary of having to deal with Section 8 bureaucracy and would like to avoid it altogether.

Do landlords have a choice, or do they have to accept a Section 8 tenant?

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Are You a Suspect in a Criminal Investigation? Here’s What to Do

1. Stay Calm

Any run-in with the police can be intimidating and stressful. Above all else, you should stay calm. Don’t let fear overwhelm you into saying things that aren’t true. Whatever you say can be used against you later on, even if the police haven’t read you your Miranda rights yet (more on that later). Also, do not run or become belligerent with the police. You never know how aggressively they may react, and you could get hurt.

2. Know Your Rights

These may sound familiar but they are important. You have the right to:

Remain silent

You always have the right to remain silent, even if the police didn’t tell you so. Police aren’t required to read you the Miranda Warning until you’re in custody and being interrogated.

When police walk up to you on the street or knock on your door, you are not

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State announces multibillion-dollar agreement with BP on Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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American, Southwest cooperating in airline collusion probe

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Judge rules on former P&G board member’s insider trading appeal

7 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Summer

Fans of Michael Bae … er, B. Jordan, rejoice! The 28-year-old actor is set to star in Fantastic Four, in theaters Aug. 7. And whew, has he added a few muscles to his frame for the role? Yep! The film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, also stars Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell. It is a sci-fi film about four people who teleport to an alternate universe to save Earth. This is shaping up to be a busy year for Jordan, who is set to star in the Rocky spinoff, Creed, in November.

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Loving Day Captures What It Means to Be Multiracial in America

Johnson can get away with playing with these tropes—in fact, can get away with anything—because of his brilliant self-awareness, both as an author and that which he invests in his characters. Johnson never falls short in his analysis of idea, in his construction of the intricacies of character. “I wasn’t going to grow up to be strong,” Johnson has Warren tell us, reflecting upon his childhood. “I was going to be a weak man who could do something horrible, unspeakable, shameful, and just vanish.” But, of course, Warren did not vanish; he is here, in his hometown, taking care of his father’s legacy, being a friend to his friends and doing his best to raise the daughter he never knew he had. He is incredibly strong.

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Dylann Roof’s Sister Created GoFundMe Asking for Wedding, Honeymoon Donations After Emanuel AME Massacre

Amber Roof, the sister of accused Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal shooter Dylann Roof, created a GoFundMe page asking for help financing her wedding and honeymoon, hoping to raise some $5,000, the Post and Courier reports

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Nun and Archbishop Fight Over Selling Convent to Katy Perry

Katy Perry in a convent. Enough said.

Well, actually, if the nuns have anything to say about it, Katy Perry won’t be able to live in the convent of her dreams. The I Kissed a Girl singer wanted to buy a former convent in the hills above Los Angeles from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but it may already be sold to someone else.

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