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Carolina Den…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA

If you buy a land/lot parcel with no plans, permits, etc... On avg. how much time and money would go into getting all the necessary permits to build?

Asked by Carolina Denisova, Los Angeles, CA Thu Jul 14, 2011

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Hi - You would want to know if it's inside the Coastal Zone - if it is, the seller may have some preliminary work done (1809 Tuna Canyon Topanga). If it's outside of Castal - I usually guesstamate at $300.00 per square foot. Septics cost between 45k for leech field type - to $100k for pit.., utilities are by parcel - you will contact the water company, and electrical company and get an idea. Also you will need to be sure that fire department has a turn around if required which can add on to your costs, and also the fire hydrants need to be flowing at a rate that meets fire dept standards. This can also be discovered during escrow by submitting a request to the water/engineering dept of the district. You may want to consider hiring an expiditor or architect or contractor who knows the area to help you cover your bases. Hope that this helps. Christine Kapetan ckapetan @verizon.net
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Depends upon how well connected your lawyer is...
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