My house is listed as only having 2 bath but it has 2 1/2 bath. How can I get this corrected.?

Asked by Mr.kool, Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, CA Mon Jul 27, 2009

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Muriel Levin, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Tue Jul 28, 2009
hello Mr Kool...
So you would like to know why the public records don't count the 1/2 bath. I was just at a house this afternoon and they have a 1/2 bath counted as a full. It's either a matter of luck or a matter of building permits. The first one , I can't help you with; the second one, I suggest that you go to the site and clarify the situation with the permits and records.

Muriel Levin. Realtor Coldwell Banker Hancock Park
Agence Immobiliere sur Los Angeles en Californie
DRE certified Short Sale and REO
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Grant Linsco…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Mon Jul 27, 2009
Mr. Kool,

I would check with title and go to the city and see if there are copies of permits for the extra 1/2 bath. Sometimes half baths don't appear on public records but they are on title or on file with the city. It can make a difference on the appraisal and will help reassure buyers that it was done with permits.

If the half bath is not permitted, now might be the time to go to the city to apply for a permit. Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I have 2 clients/friends of mine that are leasing a place in Hancock Park over the next several months but will be looking in the Cheviot Hills area for 3 bedrooms or more and over 2,000 square foot home to buy in the $1.5M range and under shortly. If your property fits this description It would be great to hear more about it if you are thinking about selling.


Grant Linscott
Keller Williams Realty
323.333.6222 cell
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Mon Jul 27, 2009
Most MLS boards ask for "full baths." The half bath would not be counted as ffull, so most likely your agent is correct.
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Alexandra Pa…, Agent, Montebello, CA
Mon Jul 27, 2009
Are you selling the home? If so talk to your agent. If you are referring to the title, you might want to call the city and check.
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