uninstall bathroom

Asked by Koko, Gaithersburg, MD Mon Jul 27, 2009

we are checking a property with a un-reported bathroom in the basement and the buyer is responsible for co. how if we want to remove the bathroom: how much work do we need to do to remove the bathroom? does it cost a lot?

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Laura Gianno…, Agent, Manahawkin, NJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009
Your best bet would be to have your REALTOR check with the town's building department and proceed from there.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Atlantic Shore
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Betina Forem…, Agent, Austin, TX
Sun Feb 19, 2012
Dear Koko,
I just wanted to follow up and see what you decided to do with that secret bathroom. Did you keep it or take it out?
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Joanne Berna…, Agent, Northfield, NJ
Sun Feb 19, 2012
This is a perfect example of what happens when sellers haven't gotten the proper permits for work done on their homes. As a buyer please read my blog on this very topic at

Renovating to Sell? Don’t Skip the Permits!

Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Certified Short Sale Agent
Keller Williams Realty
One Atlantic Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Rafi Footerm…, Agent, Edison, NJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009
It depends on what, if any, changes are required by the town. They may ask for something as simple as disconnecting the plumbing or as complex as removing all fixtures and walls. The first may be as inexpensive as $200. The second can be $1000 or even more if it is very involved. The best bet is to find out what the town requires and then getting estimate(s) from the required contractor(s) (plumber, electrician, general contractor...).

Feel free to contact me for more information. I don't make money for referrals, just my inspections.

Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections
NJ Home Inspector Lic. #076900
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Jul 27, 2009
Contact a professional contractor who does this type of work. No one can render an opinion till on site review all involved from sealing off plumbing, removal of tiolet, disposal of tub, shower, fixtures and etc.

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