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As prime real estate season approaches, and you ready your house for the market, you might be tempted to forgo hiring a Realtor and represent the listing yourself. After all, how hard can it be to sell your own home?

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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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Property Appraisers in Naples, FL

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ACCURATE APPRAISAL SVC

9941 CLEAR LAKE CIR
Naples

ACCURATE PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTERS

6017 PINE RIDGE RD
Naples

ACCURATE REALTY & APPRAISAL

PO Box 110567
Naples

ADVANCED APPRAISAL ASSOC INC

1325 Mariposa Cir Apt 201
Naples

APPRAISAL CO

9753 CAMPBELL CIR
Naples

APPRAISAL CONSULTANTS

2116 AIRPORT RD S
Naples

APPRAISAL CONSULTANTS-SW FL

2080 Kingfish Rd
Naples

ARMALAVAGE & ASSOC INC

2240 VENETIAN CT
Naples

BENCHMARK APPRAISAL SVC

1921 TRADE CENTER WAY
Naples

Benchmark Land Services

1807 J & C Blvd
Naples

BobWilsonNaples.com

820 Meadowland Drive
Naples

BOSLEY APPRAISAL SVC

2023 MORNING SUN LN
Naples

Candid Appraisals

500 5th Ave S, Suite 526
Naples

CAPITAL APPRAISAL SVC

11627 MARSHWOOD LN
Fort Myers

CARROLL & CARROLL REAL ESTATE

2500 AIRPORT RD S
Naples

CBC APPRAISAL SVC

813 BELVILLE BLVD
Naples

CERTIFIED APPRAISERS

2600 NORTHBROOKE PLAZA DR 200
Naples

CLYDE C QUINBY REALTY INC

3765 AIRPORT PULLING RD N 201
Naples

Coar Appraisal Group

PO Box 111867
Naples

COASTAL APPRAISAL SVC INC

3106 HORSESHOE DR S
Naples

COLLIER RESIDENTIAL APPRAISAL

1044 CASTELLO DR
Naples

FIRST FLORIDA APPRAISAL SVC

222 Industrial Blvd Ste 128
Naples

FLORIDA VALUATION & CONSULTANT

3416 Enterprise Ave
Naples

Gallivan Auctioneers & Appraisers

4650 Yacht Harbor Dr. #125
Naples

Goldstar Appraisal Services, LLC

3757 Tamiami Trl N
Naples

INTEGRA REALTY RESOURCES

4795 ENTERPRISE AVE
Naples

INVESTMENT APPRAISERS

1381 5TH AVE N
Naples

LENTZ APPRAISAL GROUP INC

1917 TRADE CENTER WAY
Naples

MARYANN OSTOLAZA APPRAISAL SVC

6240 SHIRLEY ST
Naples

Metro Granite & Marble

12581 Metro Parkway Suite 1
Fort Myers

NAPLESAPPRAISERS.COM

PO Box 990548
Naples

Novelli International

25243 Elementary Way
Bonita Springs

Paradise Appraisals & Inspections, Inc.

1854 Trade Center Way
Naples

Previews Realty Inc

901 Venetia Bay Blvd
Venice

R E APPRAISAL GROUP

1862 MISSION DR
Naples

Ranger Realty Appraisals

P.O. Box 2846
Fort Myers

RICHARD LUSSY & ASSOC

2840 Shoreview Dr Apt 2
Naples

SOUTHWEST APPRAISALS INC

8244 KEY ROYAL CIR
Naples

Sun Treasure Properties

1901 Imperial Golf Course Blvd
Naples

SW FLORIDA APPRAISAL SVC INC

4438 BITTERN CT
Naples

TOM DYKHUIZEN APPRAISER

3810 HAROLD AVE
Fort Myers

WILLIAM POYER

1078 5TH AVE S
Naples

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