As an owner can you personally renovate your own condominium without a permit?

Asked by Luz Amparo Haratyk, Miami, FL Fri May 3, 2013

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Affordrest R…, , Florida
Fri May 3, 2013
You are not allowed to renovate with out a permit. But as a homeowner you may pull your own permits basically acting as the contractor. As long as all work is up to code you will have no problem getting a CO.
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Fri May 3, 2013
People do it all the time, it's Miami! I guess we all agree to that. Big mistake in many instances! On a resale requiring a Certificate of Re-occupancy from the City or Municipality the Owner will find himself spending a whole lot more than if he would have permitted the renovations in the first place. I have been waiting to close on a condo in North Miami for about 4 months...
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Alberto Baca, Agent, Miami, FL
Fri May 3, 2013
My advice is to submit a request to your association first and very likely they will require permits. If for some reason they don't require it your best option is to get a permit anyway that way you won't face any potential future problems like violations when you are ready to sell your condo.

Alberto Baca
The Keyes Company
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Pablo Torres, Agent, Miami, FL
Fri May 3, 2013

Any rehab done in the property needs permitting.


Pablo Torres
AF Realty,LLC
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Meg Sahdala, Agent, Coral Gables, FL
Fri May 3, 2013
You always need a permit plus you must check with your condo association the rules and regulations as to what you can and can't do.
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