Hi All, I am considering doing a structural renovation in my property to remove a small load bearing wall and was curious what the risks would be if I did this without a building permit? I would still get engineered and the carpenter performing the works has 20 years under his belt so no concern the quality and the stability of the works. I am selling the house so was more concerned with pre sale such as what happens with a building inspection? Is this something they would look at? Also what happens in 5 years down the track if say cracking appeared as a result. Who is liable? And if it were the previous owner then how would anyone know it was not the owner before me? For all I know I could be living in the house now that has had this? I hope I don't sound dodgey! I just cannot justify the extra say $1500-$2000 when I am going to get it properly engineered and built by a quality carpenter.