Disclosure of Required Permits on Home Improvements to Buyer, January 26

This week Dawn addresses what recourse, if any, Buyer has if Seller fails to disclose that work done on the home was performed without obtaining the required permits.

Anonymous
almost 2 years agoJanuary 26, 2018
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Dawn M Rejebian
almost 2 years agoJanuary 26, 2018
I represented a Seller years ago on the sale of her home. The Buyer, an attorney was disgruntled after closing learning that he could not put up an 8 foot fence along the side of the property per zoning. So...he sued the Seller saying that she did not permit the two tankless hot water heaters she replaced in the house. Of course he tried to say that 'we' told him he could put up a tall fence on the side of the property also, which was not true. She did not permit the tankless hot water heaters, but had no clue that it needed to be permitted and if so that the contractor would take care of that.
The Seller had to hire an attorney at her cost of over $25,000 when all was said and done...she won but it cost her a lot of money!
Lesson learned!
Thanks for this video, hope agents will take it to heart.
Gene Taylor
almost 2 years agoJanuary 26, 2018
Great information, Dawn.  Thank you so much for clarifying a topic that has so many angles.
Anonymous
almost 2 years agoFebruary 1, 2018
So informative Dawn. Thank you.
Joi McKinney
almost 2 years agoFebruary 3, 2018
Dawn, as always ... great information! Thank you!
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