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Raul, Home Buyer in Florida

can u buy house with code violations??? do u have to fix the problem or live the house with the violations???

Asked by Raul, Florida Thu Jun 19, 2008

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IT is customary to have a home inspection done before you close on the home. Fix r uppers are bought and brought up to code and sold by handy people.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
Even if you pay cash for the Real Estate the fines on the property will continue to compound until they are corrected. You will most likely need an architect or contractor to pull a permit and bring the property into compliance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 29, 2010
Raul, yes, you can buy a home with code violations. Whether or not you'll need to resolve them before you close is a different issue.

Julio, you can do a title search, check out the clerk of court property records, and check with the local planning and zoning board in the county where your target property is located to determine whether there are any code violations.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 4, 2009
Yes you can buy a house with code violations. You will inherit all the violations and will have to resolve them. As a new ower you may be able to negotiate the current liens or citations and get a discount.

We at Search Before U Buy help buyers to research for code violations, liens, expired permits, etc. and we also help them to correct the violations, if any. Please check our website, http://www.SearchBeforeUBuy.com for more information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 4, 2009
how can i find out if a property has violations.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 23, 2008
Raul, you keep asking the same question over and over again. Why don't you let one of us help you with your purchase? There are many variables involved in making an offer and buying a property in today'
s market. In Hialeah an agent has to be aware of what is acceptable and not acceptable to the building codes, most of us who work the area are up-to-date with all the information.

A word of caution: The city of Hialeah upon finding a building violation may allow you to close provided you place a $5,000 bond with the city and you will get 6 months to take care of the code violation or lose your bond money and face possible fines., Should you take care of violation within the allowed time you'll get your money back. So be careful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 30, 2008
It really depends on what the code violations are, if you are paying cash or financing and the municipality the property is in.

If it is a simple code violation or lien like for lawn or exterior maintenance it may not be a big deal. If it is for something structural, electrical or plumbing you may not be able to obtain financing or will be required to have an escrow holdback for repairs necessary to bring the house to code. Financing requires the house to be upto HUD and RESPA standards, and certain code violations will keep the house from making those standards. More details would get you a better answer.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 30, 2008
Yes you can buy a house with code violations and depending on the severity of them you might have to take care of them before you can live in it or get a loan and insurance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
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