ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 04/29/17 10:26 AM
201 volt equipment?
by bigpapa. 04/29/17 12:15 AM
Schneider LC1D09
by jraef. 04/28/17 11:05 PM
Electrode boilers question
by annemarie1. 04/27/17 01:40 PM
Why cables look like they do
by LongRunner. 04/26/17 09:36 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,948 Are you busy
169,778 Re: Forum
162,992 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 63 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#40498 - 07/21/04 09:08 PM Non-permitted home addition  
skingusmc  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 116
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

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#40499 - 07/21/04 10:29 PM Re: Non-permitted home addition  
hbiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 886
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



Member Spotlight
Theelectrikid
Theelectrikid
Levittown, PA
Posts: 810
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7439 MB (Peak: 0.8616 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-29 21:27:01 UTC