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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
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     If you are having a friendly divorce you might want to know what doing the repairs would add to the sale price. I think your best bet would actually be to talk to a realtor as to what they think the difference would be. Then get a couple of estimates from a local contractor or contractors.

     Being in a divorce situation I would think sell as is and move on as quickly as you can. Renovation of a home can be a stress on a good marraige and it would probably be worse if in divorce proceedings.

 

Good luck Don

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Real Estate Appraising reviews in Claremont

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January was tough! Between our work schedules and me being sick we were in constant contact on email. He was VERY accommodating and when we finally were able to meet up, he was friendly and professional and fast and I had an official report emailed as a PDF within a week. I am happy to recommend a local small business for my or anyone's needs!
- Carolyn Z.
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showed up promptly at scheduled time. Immediately informed me of the process she would use in appraising the property and asked if I had questions before starting.
She asked all the right questions and was very professional.
We received the appraisal the very next
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day (sooner than expected) and was at the mid to upper end of expected range.
- David S.
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was excellent. At the advise of my Realtor and friends we had an appraisal done to base line what to ask for our home.
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was attentive and thorough. He was very patient answering the questions we had about how the appraisal is done and factors that contribute to the overall appraisal.
He was punctual, professional, down to earth, and didn't mind when we needed a little hand holding to understand where we stood.
- Tyler G.
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My brother made an appointment to have our family home in Flushing, Queens appraised. He called about a week before and the appointment was set for Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 AM.
The appraiser cancelled the appointment. She called at about 9:30 AM to say her mother was suddenly taken ill, had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery and the appraiser would call to reschedule. She never did.
When my brother called the office a day later, the speaker did not know about the appraiser's emergency but was sure it was real and we would be contacted soon.
As of that Monday, no one at
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bothered to follow up with my brother.
Also, the quotes from other appraisers on Angie's List for single family homes in our area were between $300 - $500. Over the phone, the appraiser from
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quoted my brother $650, which seemed high to him, but because
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had gotten an A rating, he thought he would let it go.
My brother took a day off from work, left his home on Long Island and slept over at the Queens address to be certain to be there that Friday morning.
Now, maybe the appraiser suffered a true emergency with her mother. If so, we wish her the best.
However, that was no excuse for a professional company to not have someone follow up after OUR follow up.
- Andrea D.
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Since the two appraisals were for rental properties, once I selected
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Appraisals, my property management company coordinated the specific dates/times and met them onsite. I never met anyone from the company. Based on information from the company and my property manager, they arrived on time, conducted their inspection and comps, and returned their report promptly.
I was very happy with how smoothly the appraisals were coordinated and completed.
My rating on price is not based on any particular knowledge. It may be great or not great.
- Jeffrey D.
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The appointment was scheduled later than promised, and the report came later than promised. I got the report the day before I was scheduled to appear before the Board of Revision of Taxes to appeal an increase in real estate taxes in Philadelphia. The hearing was December 2, 2014, I got the report December 1. Consequently I had no time to review the appraisal with the appraiser, and did not do well at the hearing.

Also the photos that were provided of the house were underexposed and of poor quality. I had to rephotograph the premises myself.

The appraiser also used homes as comporables (comps) that were not in the same neighborhood. The house I had appraised was in Overbrook; two of the comps were in Haddington. So, the Board of Revision of Taxes dismissed these comps.
- Pauline R.
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was a great asset to us in learning about the
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. He answered all of our questions in easy to understand terms and was very considerate. He was on time and have us a $25 discount for finding him on Angie's List. Very professional and well spoken.
- Kate H.
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I dealt with
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directly, he picked up the phone on my first call. I had a number of questions regarding the appraisal process specific to my situation and
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was very respectful and polite as well as informative when answering my questions.
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did not pressure me into moving forward with the appraisal, he provided all details required and advised me to let him know if we wanted to move forward. We ultimately moved forward with using
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's services, he completed the appraisal and returned all documentation to us in less than a week. The appraisal was thorough and accurate and
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made himself available for any questions I may have. I would absolutely use
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again in the future and would be happy to refer to anyone seeking a real estate appraiser.
- Nicole R.

All Property Appraisers in Claremont, CA

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A & E BATHTUB REFINISHING

173 Mountain View St
Altadena

Accelerated Appraisals

3233 New York Ave
Costa Mesa

ACCESS APPRAISALS

6731 EL CARMEN ST
Long Beach

ACTION APPRAISAL SVC

25 Peregrine Cir
Oak Park

Adam's Construction & Engineering

725 N. Catalina Street
Burbank

ALAN R SIMS FORENSIC, RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL...

101 E Redlands Blvd #215e
Redlands

ALL NATIONS REALTY-INVESTMENTS

12505 N MAINSTREET
Rancho Cucamonga

All Star Appraisals

185 N. Hill Ave., Suite 3
Pasadena

ALLIANCE APPRAISAL GROUP

7222 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd

ANCHOR PACIFIC APPRAISAL

2450 MISSION ST
San Marino

Anker Real Estate Appraisal, Inc.

15520 Rockfield Blvd
Irvine

APPRAISAL DEPARTMENT

PO BOX 12450
La Crescenta

APPRAISAL GROUP 2000

11019 Rives ave
Downey

APPRAISAL SOLUTION

2516 KNOXVILLE AVE
Long Beach

AppraisalPros

530 S Lake Ave, Ste 150
Pasadena

Appraisals By Mattheis

88 LONGFELLOW ST
Thousand Oaks

AppraiserValues.com

4570 CAMPUS DR
Newport Beach

Benchmark Environmental Services, Inc.

990 Centrsl Ave.
Riverside

BERGMAN APPRAISAL SVC

2128 N INDIAN HILL BLVD
Claremont

Best Properties

5850 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea

BROKER DIRECT REALTY

10375 Monte Vista St
Rancho Cucamonga

Cal Best Appraisal Services

1655 N Garey Ave
Pomona

Cal Pacific Appraisal Company

18323 Saint Andrews Place
Torrance

Cal-Spec Inc.

42335 Washington St. F247
Palm Desert

Cambree Realty Advisors

230505 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance

Century Executive Realty

220 S Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont

COLLINS ASSOCIATES

351 CAPELLA
La Habra

DFM Appraisals

674 Brooks Ave

EBERT APPRAISAL SVC INC

4607 Lakeview Cyn #253
Westlake Village

Endterprize Contractors

14706 Ontario Circle
Fontana

EXIT TWIN ADVANTAGE REALTY

39755 MURRIETA HOTSPRNGS G110
Murrieta

express realty & property management

130 W. Walnut Ave
Perris

First Responder Fire Protection

19146 Stare St
Northridge

Genes Appraisal Services

915 N. Woodbine Way
Azusa

GRAPHIC APPRAISAL SVC

14159 DICKENS ST
Sherman Oaks

GWS AUCTIONS, LLC.

74050 Goleta Ave
Palm Desert

HM Security

11455 Paramount Blvd. Suite J
Downey

Home, James! Real Estate

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd. #2328
San Juan Capistrano

HOME-PRO TERMITE CONTROL

14556 WHITTIER BLVD
Whittier

HomeBids Online

All Southern Cal
Temecula

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

iRealty Inspection Services (dba IRIS Engineers)

1948 Comstock Avenue
Los Angeles

JohnHart Real Estate

330 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale

Jon Giedt Appraisals

2219 W Olive Ave PMB 29
Burbank

Judge Appraisal

11425 Coleman Dr
Moreno Valley

Karo G. Karapetyan

Woodland Hills

Keller Williams Realty

301 W. Redlands Blvd.
Redlands

LANDWOOD TITLE CO

1403 N TUSTIN AVE
Santa Ana

LOCKAWAY STORAGE

1181 N State St
Hemet

Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union

815 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles

Lumens Electric Torrance

25610 January Dr.
Torrance

M W FORMAN RE APPRAISAL

29516 Fountainwood St
Agoura Hills

Maggy @ Remax Execs

2999 Overland Ave
Los Angeles

Make Easy Maid

13634 Kagel Canyon Street
Pacoima

Marketplace Appraisal

Redondo Beach

MAYER COMPANY

PO BOX 2228
Toluca Lake

Mikes Painting & Mantinence

San Gabriel Valley

Noblin Appraisal

10889 La Batista Avenue
Fountain Valley

Omni Appraisal Services

13726 S Harvard Place #102
Gardena

Orange Restoration

8250 Vickers St.
San Diego

Pacific Coast Valuation

11309 Breithorn Ct.
Riverside

PEGASUS APPRAISALS

PO Box 464
Lake Elsinore

Penny Smith Appraisals-Realty ONE Group

220 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach

PitchStreet.com

Beverly Hills

Precision

Pasadena

PRIME PACIFIC GROUP

23875 Ventura Blvd Ste 202A
Calabasas

Professional Appraisal Services

7510 Lilla Pl
Canoga Park

Progressive Appraisal Inc.

28154 Graciosa St
Valencia

PROMPT APPRAISER & CONSULTANTS

2371 Silver Oak Cir
Corona

Prudential Ca Realty

14014 Bear Valley Rd.
Victorville

RA Matus Real Estate Appraisal Company

930-25 South Palmetto Ave
Ontario

REAL ESTATE PLUS

8137 MALACHITE AVE
Rancho Cucamonga

Real Estate Valuation Service

15583 Darlene Lane
Fontana

Real Time Appraisals LLC

246 S Cypress St
Orange

Real Works Appraisal

2953 Honolulu Ave
La Crescenta

Rock Solid Granite

282 N. 2nd Ave.
Upland

S&S Appraisal

208 E Chestnut St #H
Glendale

SC Blueprinting

6219 Atoll Ave
Van Nuys

SCHWEITZER APPRAISALS

548 Maywood Ave
San Bernardino

SOUTH BAY EXECUTIVE REALTY

4306 MARINE AVE
Lawndale

STAGED

1115 BRIDGEPORT RD
Corona

Stein Valuation

1023 N. Hollywood Way, Suite 102
Burbank

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

Superior Termite Company

7211 Haven ave
Rancho Cucamonga

TelecommutePro.com

Los Angeles

The Gooden Group

6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles

The Schooler Company - Real Estate Appraisals

P. O. Box 5005
Rancho Santa Fe

United Loan Center

41663 Date Street
Murrieta

Valentine Appraisal & Associates

23942 Lyons Ave
Newhall

Valentine Appraisal Associates

23942 Lyons Ave
Newhall

VALUATION ONE

9107 Wilshire Blvd Ste 450
Beverly Hills

Victor & Carolina - RE/MAX

618 N. DIAMOND BAR BLVD.
Diamond Bar

Virtuous Homes & Associates

15335 Fairfield Ranch Road
Chino Hills

VM Ragland INC

19510 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside

WalshStreet Appraisal

P.O. Box 351081
Los Angeles

Watson Gan

2375 Huntington Drive
San Marino

WeGoLook LLC

100 NE 5th St

WILLIAM R HANSEN MAI

3334 E COAST HWY
Corona Del Mar

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