The city of Westland requires that all homes transfering ownership be inspected and brought up to code to comply with ordinance and for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). Depending on the work involved, permits might need to be pulled by licensed contractors for things like plumbing or electrical work. It sounds more involved than what it is but your realtor should know these things. If you don't have one, you might want to consider calling me. I have 12 years experience selling in a Westland office.