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Old 06-20-2011, 09:58 PM
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This can take months. The town of north Hempstead is propably the worst when it comes to permits especially when you back track to get a CO for prior work.
Yeah, they were slow with the entire process. They even took close to a month just to cash the check I sent for the permit fees! We had to put money in escrow when we closed. At first the buyers wanted to put a 60 day deadline in the agreement, then when we balked at that, they said okay, 6 months. Since we closed in June, that would've brought us to December. Thankfully our lawyer had the foresight to take the deadline contingency out altogether so our 'deadline' wound up being open-ended. This was a VERY good thing since, as I said in a previous post, we only got the COs this past April. I do think my case hit some snags that don't happen to most people but still, if you're dealing with the Town of North Hempstead brace yourself for a long, drawn-out process. I also heard from other people that they're just about the worst when it comes to permits and COs.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Default permits for new hyde park houses

Hi I have a question
We are buying a house in new hyde park. The closing is just a couple of weeks away. We just found out that there are additions in the house (deck, dormer, 2nd floor bath) that does not have permits. Our attorney is suggesting that we close in a couple of weeks as intended and put money in escrow asking the seller to get us the permits within a certain time frame.
1-What do you think is a good amount of money to put in escrow considering the three structures involved (dormer, deck, bathroom)
2-is there any way to find out that these Additions are built up to code and there are no code violations which would require us to demolish part or all of the additions if we purchased it
3-how long would it approximately take to get permits for all of these??
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I bet you don't have a real estate attorney do you? I suggest firing yours and get one. No good attorney worth his salt would suggest that you close on such an additions without demanding the homeowner obtain them prior to closing. A deck alone possibly, but a bath and dormer not a chance in this life time should you consider it.

Number one, you have no idea how long it will take to get those permits, and that is assuming that there is nothing that needs to be brought up to code which can be expensive, depending upon when the bath and dormer were done. It took me 6 months and $1100 to get a permit for existing a/c unit outside my home that was here when we bought. There are penalty's involved in terms of the filing fees for the permits and then plumbing inspections and electrical inspections.
You are looking at a major headache.

Lastly, escrow accounts at closings are getting more and more difficult to obtain as many banks will not allow them RUN away don't walk and get a new attorney who is willing to put your best interest up front.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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I live in new hyde park, zip code 11040. I am planning to replace my pavement (current width: 3 1/2 feet) at the front of the house from cement to bricks. I will also widen it from 3/12 feet to 4 1/2 fee. I will Do need a permit?
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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I live in New Hyde park, zip code 11040. I am planning to re-do my pavement at the fron the my house. I will replace the cement with bricks and lenghten the width from 3 1/2 fee to 4 1/2 feet. Do I need permit to do it?
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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What pavement? Are you replacing the sidewalks?
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