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.
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.
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.
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.