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Old 07-29-2016, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Similar question - I am trying to close on selling my home in TOH. Unbeknownst to me, the enclosed porch did not have a certificate of completion/permit. I have been in the home for 4 years. Previous owners around 40 years. This thing is old... this had to be built over 40 years ago. Unfortunately, my title company didn't catch this. Lawyer told me to get an expeditor. This literally came up 1 day before the closing was set. I've already packed up and moved out. I need a suggestion for a good expeditor. I also would like to know what to expect. Will I be asked to tear this down? What will take place?
It all depends on how current code matches the construction of your porch. Talking to an expediter who has seen it would give you a better understanding.
Will send you a DM with name and contact.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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Thank you.

One other question--
I have heard that Town of North Hempstead is notorious for poking around once you let the building inspectors inside the house. I have 80+ year old house. I have no idea what else may not be up to code. Can anyone relate going through something similar and how inspections went?
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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Thank you.

One other question--
I have heard that Town of North Hempstead is notorious for poking around once you let the building inspectors inside the house. I have 80+ year old house. I have no idea what else may not be up to code. Can anyone relate going through something similar and how inspections went?
This is from my underrstanding from how everyone has described it to me.

they will be looking to have the changes made up to code, ie your porch. The rest of the house doesn't have to meet current code.
However, they will look for unpermitted work. ie did you finish your basement? deck? shed? etc
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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The basement could come into question. It was partially finished when I bought it (plaster ceiling, sheetrock walls, carpet) with the exception of the boiler room which was not finished. When I bought the house a few years ago, I stripped it and finished it again since there was a bad mold issue from flooding over the years (i also added a sump pump). However, i know there was never a permit filed and I can't tell from the blueprint if the basement (listed as 'cellar') whether it was finished in the original house in the 1930's.

What's baffling to me is that I see the town code has gone through many revisions over the years. There is no way to date a change like the porch relative to code for a house this old. I can't find any documentation that a porch built in say 1940 or enclosed at that time needed a COO.

I hear nightmare stories about legalizing structures. Last thing I want is for some one to come and tear everything apart. For the basement, all electrical, plumbing, sump pump etc was done by licensed contractors. But no idea who did the sunroom.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:08 PM
 
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It all depends on how current code matches the construction of your porch. Talking to an expediter who has seen it would give you a better understanding.
Will send you a DM with name and contact.
Would you send me a name and number too for expediter? Thank you.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Would you send me a name and number too for expediter? Thank you.
Sending you a DM
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