The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by HotLine1
52 minutes 53 seconds ago
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
12/07/16 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 10
sparkyinak 8
Texas_Ranger 8
Potseal 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 215 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#40498 - 07/21/04 06:08 PM Non-permitted home addition
skingusmc Offline
Member

Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 116
Loc: Simi Valley, CA USA
There is a home in my neighborhood that had an addition built on to it many years ago (by a previous owner) and it was never "permitted". The addition is approx. 600 sqft. The MSL listing for the home shows it as the much smaller size, though the flyer states the larger size (and something about it being stated by the owner).

What are the implications of this? Will the current owner have to have the tax man re-asses the property, will there be a fine, have to pay back taxes for a higher apprasal, etc? Or, will the new owner have to do this.

Should a potential buyer walk away from such a situation?
_________________________
Thanks
Steve

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#40499 - 07/21/04 07:29 PM Re: Non-permitted home addition
hbiss Offline
Member

Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 893
Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
Though it may be different where you are, here if the addition were permitted and inspected at the time it was built a certificate of occupancy (C of O) would be issued upon final inspections. Naturally this would cause an increase in taxes if it is additional living space or some other type of addition such as a deck or porch.

If a C of O were not obtained at the time of construction, the seller is required to obtain one for the addition before he can sell the house. There is no fine or back tax issues but now the addition must pass a structural, electrical and plumbing inspection which will of course be much more stringent than if things were filed for by ligitimate contractors and inspected when due. If anything is red tagged it must be corrected at the owner's expense regardless of cost.

Sometimes there are fundamental problems before you even get to the actual way it was constructed such as where the addition violates property setbacks, maximum lot coverage etc. The owner could apply for a varience from the municipality but if it is not granted (and don't look for any sympathy) the addition would be required to be torn down.

-Hal
_________________________
www.myphonetechs.com

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals