Asked by snpatel1, Forest Park, IL • Tue Sep 20, 2011
I purchased my home in 2009 in Forest Park, IL. The Village conducts a Home Inspection for all property sales. In 2009, they identified a few minor items I needed to correct before they would grant me a Certificate of Compliance. These items were rectified in 2009 and the Village provided me with a Certificate of Compliance.
Now I am trying to sell my home and the Village is asking me make some significant changes (remove back staircase from patio to back yard, among others) claiming code violations. I feel they should be on the hook for some of these fixes, since they had signed off on multiple inspections of the property claiming no issues (during construction (previous owner) and when I purchased in 2009). I would have negotiated a different deal had I known this was an issue with the home. Removing the stairs significantly changes the functionality of my home.
Any thoughts on potential recourse I may have...
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