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Old 07-08-2012, 04:41 AM
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I am selling a house in Levittown.
The garage was an add on in 1953, a few years after the house was built.

I am selling the house and am told I need a C.O. for the garage.
Does anyone know if this can be "grandfathered" in since the structure has
existed for over 50 years or do I need to get an expediter to procure one.

Will it depend on the bank when they do the appraisal for the new owners?
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:31 AM
Location: Nesconset, NY
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The age of the house has nothing to do with anything. It's the age of the thing for which a CO is being required, whether or not it was there when you bought the house, and when you bought the house.

Getting a CO is not rocket science and most people don't need to hire someone to procure one.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:46 AM
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Agree with pp. My parents sold their house while banks were giving mortgages to anyone with a beating heart, and their WHOLE HOUSE did not have a CO. They had to get one. Luckily my father the pack rat had the original plans for the house, which had been left 40+ years earlier by the previous owner.

Go to town hall and find out what is needed for your situation. I also don't understand this fascination with expeditors; no doubt you can do this yourself with a little time and effort. I went thru procuring COs two years ago and it was a pain but I got it done and probably faster than an expeditor would have since I had a stake in the speed of the process.
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