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Old 07-05-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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Just saw a brand new house (built in 2007, never occupied) on short sale, no water, no electricity because there is no CO for this house. Does anybody has any experience for this situation? Can I buy this house without big trouble?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Wouldn't you have to get the C.O. though? What would be involved with getting that and how much?
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Wouldn't you have to get the C.O. though? What would be involved with getting that and how much?

I believe the owner is responsible for the CO. The owner was not able to get CO in the last two years.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Can you live in it without the CO though? So they can't sell it without the CO then?


Found this, hope it helps link
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Can you live in it without the CO though? So they can't sell it without the CO then?


Found this, hope it helps link

Thanks wide style for the help. Per the regulations, water and electricity will not be released without CO. I don't think I can survive without water and electricity in Miami.

Applying for the CO is very easy if the owner and builder followed city codes carefully. Since the owner was not able to get a CO in the last two years, I guess there must be some big code violations there.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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A friend of mine bought a home without a CO, the builder ran out of money and the bank took it over. You can't move into the home till it has a CO. For them the reason it didn't have a CO, basic things hadn't been finished or installed. Like their house didn't have a frig or stove (the builder ripped it out and sold it for money before the bank took the house) and many other things were not finished that needed to be done to get the CO. The bank was responsible for getting the house up to CO. Our friends worked with the bank so they got the appliances and things they wanted, if they had to pay extra to to get the high end stuff they did.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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My father was a builder he had built a 2 story home with my help upstate N.Y back in 1984 , now that i am retired i have bean living there steady
the house is wired by professional electrician plumbing water and propane all done professionally tested and certified ,the house have an indoor
toilet that plumbing want to a a hot house with a dry well , last week i had that updated by getting an engineer drew up plans get permits after aprx. $7000. was finished the code inspector comes for the inspection very nice and helpful guy , i asked him this house was built by the family back in 1984 explaining all of that, now what would be the next step in getting all certified and get a ( CO of O ) he tells me the county we are in did not required a CO of O until 1986 and after , i was happy to hear that , but now the problem is i have to provide proof of construction year, and the most important is that no insurance co. wants to issue a policy , did any one reader had or herd of such problem and can give any advice will be very appreciated ,
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