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Room Additions

Room Additions
Room Additions

What happens if I buy a home with unpermitted additions?

I am looking at a home with an unpermitted family room addition and they built a shower in a bathroom both unpermitted. Could I get in trouble with the city or something if they find out?

Typically, the city/county will go after the person that did the additions. You would have to prove you bought it that way, which is not always the easiest to do.

YOu can definately run afoul of local code enforcement. There could be citations, inspections, making you remove them, back taxes, it all depends on what local regulations allow.

I would not be so worried about the shower, but the family room will be the hard sell. Most jurisdictions take unpermitted additions very seriously.

Chicago Dormers & Room Additions

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