You do not need to hire anyone to apply for the TCCC. You simply go down to City Hall, go to the Dept. Neighborhood Services and make the application. There is a fee that must be paid based on the number of units. An inspection date will then be scheduled. When the inspector visits your property, he or she will write up a list of violations. The buyer and seller will then go to City Hall at a later date, at which time the buyer will take responsibility to make those repairs. FYI, there is no way you will be able to get this done by end of Dec. I just made an application for an inpsection this week, and I got a Jan. 8, 2010 inspection date.