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Erica Storace, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL

remodeling permit question

Asked by Erica Storace, Bradenton, FL Sat May 11, 2013

If a landlord in MA remodeled a unit without permits what are the consequences? if EVERYTHING was redone... floors, ceilings, walls all ripped out & done new, without permits or licensed contractors. Plus there was lead in the upper old ceilings & everything was just tossed out in the yard by hand then eventually hauled away.

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Is this one of those "hypothetical" questions where you are talking about "other" guy?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 13, 2013
If no permit was pulled there are serious consequences to be faced.

Best Of Luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 13, 2013
I agree with Larry. No major renovations can be done without pulling permits. If inspectional all services were to catch them they could be fined.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 11, 2013
Your question is multi-faceted No rehab work that demands pulling permits can be permitted without the permits. Electric, Plumbing and major reconstruction, not minor reconstruction needs a permit. I dumpster needs a permit. You need a permit.

The owner of the building, your landlord, or yourself are responsible for the tenants you have in your building. Work without over-site and permitting is a bad thing. I am not sure if a contractor needs to be licensed to get a permit, because even homeowners get permits, but getting the permit and getting the work approved makes it much easier to sell a building, or a condo in that building.

If you have a condo in such a building you should ask for the permits to make sure the work was approved by the city. That is your association's duty, to make sure any rehab in your building is done correctly
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 11, 2013
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