Virginia Beach Property Appraisers

in Virginia Beach, VA

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in Virginia Beach

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Property Appraisers in Virginia Beach
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BARBARA A.
"The entire experience was about babysitting Mr.
. He never took anything on himself. Had to make numerous call to remind him to do absolutely everything concerning" selling my condo. This includes taking pictures that were inadequate. I had to plead with him to get as many pictures as I wanted. He still did not do it. Finally when we did get pictures they were posting in a total random confusing manner which had no real picture of walking thru the condo. I had to call the receptionist to manage the pics in a desirable sequence, we got them organized just how I liked it and then later when I reviewed them they were all at random order again. Then he will say he did it-he never. Even the listing was posted wrong he left off my range to be included which was omitted. On Open Houses I had to remind, and make him commit to the agreed upon dates, he had several excuses for the agreed numbers for the first month and did not have a agent who would do the open houses from the office because he was out of town frequently. When there was an open house several times he came late with prospects sitting in the parking lot waiting. He over estimated the sales price by 15K saying he knew how to get the listing price but it was not happening. I had to walk thru just about everything. Very labor some for me. Frustrating to have someone so irresponsible.

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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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All Property Appraisers in Virginia Beach, VA

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Bryan & Company Appraisers

780 Pilot House Dr
Newport News

BURNHAM REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS

1612 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD 202
Virginia Beach

DENNIS BAILEY & ASSOC

11154 Park Pl
Smithfield

DOMINION REALTY ADVISORS INC

5360 ROBIN HOOD RD
Norfolk

eFuneral

5000 Euclid Ave Ste 310

GERMANO & CO INC

400 N CENTER DR
Norfolk

Glen's Complete Tree Service INC

1315 Hillock Xing
Virginia Beach

Hampton Roads Appraisals

4612 Notley Ct
Virginia Beach

JOHN C HARRY INC

3 KOGER CTR
Norfolk

Keller Williams Realty

One Columbus Ctr
Virginia Beach

Kenney Appraisal Service Inc

717 Trio Ln
Virginia Beach

KIGHT REALTY CORP

1515 N MILITARY HWY 107B
Norfolk

MICHAEL W TRULL & ASSOCIATES LLC

881 GLENEAGLES DR
Newport News

R A GARRETT APPRAISERS

4669 Genoa Cir
Virginia Beach

SFL Valuation Services, Inc.

3330 Fairchild Gardens Dr., #33621

Sinnen-Green & Associates

120 Landmark Sq
Virginia Beach

Stanfield & Associates LLC

1515 N Military Hwy
Norfolk

STEPHEN D DONAHOE ASSOC INC

313 OFFICE SQUARE LN
Virginia Beach

VL Garrett III Appraiser Inc

101 Cottonwood Ln
Chesapeake

Wainwright Real Estate DAVID MANNING

4098 Foxwood Drive
Virginia Beach

WARD & CO INC

156 NEWTOWN RD
Virginia Beach

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