In Port St. Lucie, there are homes that needed an extra bedroom and converted the garage to be one, or needed a bath by the pool and added one WITHOUT A PERMIT. This is a problem but not one that can not be fixed. To remedy a permit violation with the City of Port St. Lucie, you need to present drawings of the work done, get a permit at double the fee to get the new permit. OR, you can revert the property back to the original condition and then have the city code people see that it has been done. Either way will fix a permit issue.
As to the Far-Bar As-Is Contract. There are two contracts used in Florida. One is the FAR, the other the Far-Bar. The Far-Bar is a contract that was agreed upon with the FAR(Florida Association of Realtors) and the BAR, the Atty. bar association. The As-Is means the home is being sold as-is. If there are minor repairs you would need to fix them as the buyer.
I hope this helps.
Ron and Debbie Albert
Keller Williams of the Treasure Coast, Port St. Lucie