Tom Smith, Home Buyer in Suffolk County, NY

open permit on a bathroom that was never completed

Asked by Tom Smith, Suffolk County, NY Wed Mar 25, 2009

I am in contract trying to purchase a home the title search revealed an open permit on the basement for a bathroom that was rough plumbed but never completed. will this fall on me as the buyer or the seller and what is the best way to go about having this handled. Does an inspector have to inspect this before it is closed or can I absorb this and finish the bathroom when I move in and then get it inspected.

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Speak to your attorney immediately, there are ways of handling this situation and he or she will guide you to the right path.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 26, 2009
The best thing to do is to take your atty's advise. Find out what are your option and what is the best thing for you. Good Luck..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 25, 2009
Your attorney would be best to advise you on this one.

Some Suffolk townships take up to 6 weeks to inspect a premises. Your attorney (or your Realtor) can recommend an expiditer if that is the route you chose. Sometimes the attorneys will decide to put money in escrow and you can close first. That is why your attorney would be the best one to advise you on this.

Carol Bromm, SRES, CBR
Associate Broker
Prudential Douglas Elliman, Babylon
631 422-8269
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