Is Your DC Deck Legal?

Real Estate Agent with 1313 14th St NW DC 20005 Licensed in DC & VA

Chances are... no. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Many decks in Washington DC aren't built to code. If you're thinking about spending some time this fall-winter preparing your home for a spring sale, or you just bought a home and are planning to build or rebuild a deck, you'll want to follow construction code and neighborhood + historic preservation guidelines to ensure safety and value.

If only there was a guide for that...

oh wait...

There is!


Comments (3)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

So often folks in all areas of the country fail to undertake their due diligence regarding local ordinances and codes.ย 

Dec 04, 2022 09:02 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTORยฎ
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!ย  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Dec 04, 2022 09:08 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kristin Johnston - REALTORยฎ decks as well as other things not built to code, and be a major headache when a homeowner goes to sell the home later.

Dec 04, 2022 02:01 PM
Susan Isaacs "The Momagent"

Even before you sell. In DC, liability transfers with ownership, so if you buy a home with a code violation, you inherit the responsibility. That's why pre-purchase inspections are so important for decks. ๐Ÿ˜€

Dec 07, 2022 09:31 AM