Note: Be aware that the direct cost of an improvement does not equal a capital improvement credit nor a return on investment. Also, some improvements require permits: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating/Cooling, Decks, Structural changes (finish basement), Stairs, Fencing. Some cities may require permits for Roofing, Windows, Doors, and Patios. Improvements that generally DO NOT require permits: Painting, Landscaping; Replacement of Appliances, Carpeting/Flooring, and Countertops. Call the Building Permits Department of your City.
Per Article 7.3 of the Land Lease, CONSTRUCTION CARRIED OUT BY HOMEOWNER MUST COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS: Any construction in connection with the Home is permitted only if the following requirements are met: (a) all costs shall be paid for by the Homeowner; (b) all construction shall be performed in a professional manner and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations; (c) all changes in the Home shall be consistent with the permitted uses described in Article 4; (d) the footprint, square-footage, or height of the house shall not be increased and new structures shall not be built or installed on the Leased Land without the prior written consent of One Roof.