Construction Violations and Open Permits in Miami can become a home seller’s worst nightmare. Homeowners make additions and or remodel their homes without proper permits creating construction violations in Miami. This has proven to be an awful time for them when it comes time to sell. Title companies are making open permit searches much like they do lien searches on homes before they close.
Home sellers need to make sure that anytime and every time that they perform work on their Miami homes the contractor closes all the permits. Home sellers also have to make sure that they do any and all remodeling work with permits. Many municipalities in Miami are making Re-Occupancy Inspections prior to allowing a sale to close. It is during these inspections that city inspectors are seeing the un-permitted work. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling work, new window installations and new fencing are just some of the violations inspectors are citing. It becomes a tremendous hassle and inconvenience to seller to have to obtain AS BUILT PLANS weeks sometimes days prior to closing. Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors specializes in AS BUILT PLANS
Another common violation found at the time of the closing is garage converted to living space. Many homeowners illegally convert their garages into bedrooms and even add bathrooms without permits. Home buyers sometime love this idea but the building inspectors do not. It is important to consult with a Professional Engineering firm like Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors prior to making remodel.
Lastly, we recommend homeowners to be smart and diligent. Go to your local building department prior to listing your home for sale. Get a detailed list of any and all open permits or violations that may be on the home. Sometimes open permits can exist on homes from before the current homeowner owned it.