I have a 3 yo home, second owner. Replacing all the cheap light fixtures with period and quality appropriate; I’ve found some minor sloppy work, mostly insulation pulled out of flush fixtures (just a thought- they put it in there for a reason, maybe?!). But today, I pulled a bathroom fixture and found no box- just a hole in the wall and wirenuts/junctions tucked into the wall cavity, right up against a stud.
I have no problem putting in a proper box- I’m a recovering drywaller/part time renovater/ heavy DIY- but, it just doesn’t seem *right* for this to go unaddressed, because either the builder or inspector dropped the ball.
Who would you go to first- the permits office, or the builder? Is it even worth bringing up at all? Is anyone responsible except myself, ala caveat emptor? Maybe naive, but it seems pretty serious to me. It also makes me wonder about the rest of the house. . .