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Dale, Home Seller in Belleville, IL

WHAT REQUIREMENT NEED TO BE MET TO PASS CITY INSPECTION IN BELLEVILLE IL FOR A HOUSE TO SELL?

Asked by Dale, Belleville, IL Tue Feb 16, 2010

IF WALLS ARE CRACKED, HOW CAN THEY BE REPAIRED, WHAT ABOUT PEELING PAINT, DOES A ROOM NEED TO BE REPAINTED TO PASS INSPECTION?

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Hello!

All of the items are listed on the City of Belleville website.

http://www.belleville.net/docs/GUIDELINES-HOUSING.pdf

I'd be happy to give you a free market analysis and to point out items that I know that the city will look for (no obligation to list your home with me)

Many Thanks,

Paul Walker
RE/MAX Preferred
618-409-2506
http://www.southwestillinoishomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 16, 2013
I have a list of things that the city looks for if you would like me to email it it you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 16, 2013
how much does the city inspection cost when putting my home on the market?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
If you are in the city of Belleville, the cost of inspection should be 60.00
St Clair county should be 100.00 first time and then if you need it reinspected it should run you 50.00. I hope this helps. You can call me if you need any other questions answered. Traci
Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013
Dear Dale,
What you are discribing sound like cosmetic things and not actual code violations. Cracking walls can be caused by earthquakes or settling, it is a crack in the drywall and not hard to repair. Paint is also cosmetic, all you need to do is sand the area until smooth, prime and paint. If you are worried about other, more significant issues, I would recommend you hire a home inspector or contractor to look over your home and advise you on anything that should be addressed before sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 2, 2011
Go to the city web and click ... they may have a list.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 2, 2011
The best advise I can give is the same as what I say to my own clients. The best 200-400 you will ever spend is hiring your own home inspection and apprasial. THis was you will know and nip in the bud any problems before a buyer comes to play.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 2, 2011
There are many things that the City of Belleville will be looking for. You may call the city and have them mail you a copy of what they look for.
1) no peeling paint
2) windows must operate and stay open on their own
3) smoke detectors in every bedroom
4) carbon mononide detector within 15 feet of bedrooms
5) Ground Fault Curcuit Interupters (GFCI outlets in bathrooms, above kitchen countertops, outside receptacles, and inside the garage
6) no wire splicing or open electric junction boxes
7) no over fusing inside a fuse box - if curcuit breakers no "knockouts" open, no double lugging inside panel
8) no electric wires exposed (need to be in conduit)
9) door between garage and inside the home must be a firerated door
10) if attached garage the wall that adjoins the home needs to be firerated drywall and if living space above the garage then ceiling must have firerated drywall
11) 3" numbers on the house for 911 purposes
12) if gas furnace and water heater no copper for gas (hard pipe or the new "yellow" flex gas line
13) properly installed "sediment tube or dirt leg" for gas appliances (furnace,water heater)
14) no leaks under faucets
15) toilets must flush and have the "fluidmaster" brand (and not keep running after flushing)
16) no cracked or broken windows
17) need a smoke decector on every level of the home (including basement)
18) No keys needed to unlock an exterior door to get out of the home (in case of fire)
19) garbage disposal needs to have wire in conduit and not exposed under sink

Thats most of them!

Cracked walls? I'm not really sure, but I would try to have walls repaired depending how bad the cracks are, because you cannot have peeling paint, so if peeling then repaint those walls after correcting the cracks.



Many Thanks,

Paul Walker, Broker Associate
Realty Executives of Metro East
618-409-0510
http://www.southwestillinoishomes.com
http://www.metroeastillinoishomes.com
http://www.metroeastareahomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 16, 2010
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