i can see the point about buying land and building a house.I live in australia and here you have to get permits signed and buildings inspected and the work done properly by licenced professions and signed off by professionals to say its done properly. But i can see why its neccessary as i lived in a rough rooming house with so many issues, walls not sealed properly a powerbox that would have sparks jumping out of it,modifications to the sheds to make extra rooms that had electrical and safety issues (obviously not permitted modifications). the cooker was hopeless but at least it wasn't leaking gas, hot water use to shut down for days at a time.Landlord might of been drunk or stoned all the time he was about 6'8 stocky guy that use to just try and intimidate anyone that had an issue with the house. In some countries that would of been legal and acceptable as they don't have permits needed,personally think the council would of condemned the house had it not been selling and bulldozed by the new owners. I'd rather have permits and paperwork to say the house it's safe and built properly than live in a dodgey ,dangerous unsafe house. money either earn a lot or don't spent much,only way to have any.