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Re: Keeping (upgrading) to (current) code - when does it apply?
said by jjoshua:Around here, it's common to leave two walls standing; so that it's a renovation, rather then new construction... It allows existing lot coverage and setbacks to be maintained; even if they don't meet current requirements.
In my parts, people will tear down an entire house except for one wall so the work only qualifies as a remodel.
To the OP - I'm not familiar with your codes or region... Here, it's "substantial modification" that will trigger having to bring something into current code; and it really is upto the AHJ/inspector, as a judgement call...
Basically, if you could reasonably bring it into current code as part of the work you're doing, they expect you to do so...