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Real Estate March 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Buying without Permits: Update & Scary News!

Hi all,
You may remember us from this forum a few weeks ago: http://www.popville.com/2017/03/buying-without-permits/

While we were still deciding how to handle the situation, we conducted an electrical safety inspection and the inspector found so many problems that he said living in the house would be unsafe. While we ultimately walked away from the deal, the seller was unwilling to make these changes and plans to put the house back on the market (the sale is still listed as pending). With how poorly the electrical was installed and the fact that he refused to show us the architectural plans of the additions or work with us to get permits, I don’t want any potential buyers to fall into the same trap we did.

We’ve sent the electrical report to DCRA and reported the lack of permits, but buyers beware!

https://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/544-Newton-Pl-NW-20010/home/10043248

 

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