Selling a home can be a complicated and difficult process. In addition to many documents that must be completed in a timely manner there is also the issue of the house inspection. In many home purchases and/or sales there are permits that have not been closed or issued for renovations, additions, and other home projects. Permit issues can impact a sale and/or purchase of a home. It may take time to get a permit issued or closed and it may require having contractors in your home to view the work that has been completed or in progress. The building inspector may have to sign off during the process or the building inspector may request that certain items be fixed before issuing a permit. There is also the aspect of homeowner's insurance, since many insurance companies may not insure home changes that were not permitted and issued by the town, city, state, or municipality. Laws and regulations can be different in each town, city, municipality, and/or state. Has a certificate of occupancy been issued for your project? There can also be late fees and/or fines among other issues if there has not been a permit application submitted and closed in a timely manner.
Please check with your insurance carrier and your local building department within your town, city, or municipality for details and if a permit is required for your renovation, addition, or home project.
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Len DelGallo, Realtor(r)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Properties
172 West Main Street
Avon, Ct. 06001