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Don’t let your hotel construction project encounter permit delays.

As a hotel owner, the last thing that you want is to deal with a delay in your renovation plans.  Unfortunately, many hoteliers run into issues with permitting during their hotel construction projects.  To ensure that your plans aren’t put on hold, here’s what you need to know about the permitting process and how you can avoid setbacks.

Why are permits important?

Hotel owners that are looking to make physical changes to their property are subject to certain building requirements.  These requirements are put in place by municipalities because they need to ensure that a structure is safe for the public.  To verify that a hotel renovation or construction project is meeting safety requirements, municipalities perform a permitting and inspection process.  If a project fails to meet safety requirements and building codes, then permits will be denied.  Without a permit, work on the project cannot continue.  Once the project is adjusted to meet city safety requirements, a permit will be issued, and work can proceed.

What types of renovations require inspections and permits?

Your permit laws and building codes will differ depending on where your property is located.  However, the following types of projects and upgrades typically require permits from the city:

  • Americans with Disabilities upgrades
  • Redefining of spaces
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Plumbing work
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning updates
  • Fire system upgrades
  • Roofing repairs and renovations

What happens if I don’t apply for a permit?

The permitting process can be drawn out and tedious.  This is why some property owners attempt to bypass this process.  However, failing to secure the proper permits can result in the local building department shutting down your project until all local regulations are met.  Not only will this result in costly project delays, but you could also face other penalties as well.

How do I avoid permit delays?

The best way to avoid permit delays is by understanding your municipality’s permit process and applying for the necessary permits before creating your project timeline.  Once you have secured the necessary building permits, you can start work on your project without fear of permit issues down the road.

This is how you can avoid permitting delays on your hotel renovation project.  Looking for an experienced team to handle your building upgrades and renovations?  Then contact Nikki Fox at Parkwest General Contractors at Nikki@ParkwestGC.com.  Our dedicated team is eager to assist you with all your building upgrade needs today.

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