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Old 02-06-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Queens
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I want to get a work permit to put a half bath in my cellar. I contacted an architect and they are asking for $3000-4000 just for the architectural fee, not including the DOB fees which apparently are about $500 more.

Is that a reasonable price?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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No, it is not...unless you are a successful RAPPER putting in a 2000 square foot SPA. (Make that THREE bidets please.)

Call others and get competing bids.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Queens
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No, it is not...unless you are a successful RAPPER putting in a 2000 square foot SPA. (Make that THREE bidets please.)

Call others and get competing bids.
Thx kefir.

It did sound a bit excessive. I already started asking for bids from other architects. Waiting for an answer.

Can anyone recommend a decent architect for such permits?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Queens
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I got a $3800 price from someone else
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I guess we're in the wrong business.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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That sounds about right, doubt you will find anyone to do it for much less. Thing is even that 1/2 bath will require them to draw up plans of at least the basement and maybe even the whole house
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Queens
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That sounds about right, doubt you will find anyone to do it for much less. Thing is even that 1/2 bath will require them to draw up plans of at least the basement and maybe even the whole house
I have the house plans in pdf, and from what they told me it seems that they only need to draw up the changes that will be made to the basement. I think the fee is mainly for their signature.


$3000 was the lowest quote that I got so far
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