Dear PoPville – How Much Does a Good Home Inspector Cost Who Can Help With Permitting Paperwork?

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm 13 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I am debating my next steps after a run-in with city inspectors over some work I have been doing in my basement. Now I am in the position of paying out some fines and getting permitting for some work that has already been done (including adding bathroom and doing electrical). I spoke to a third party inspector about possibly having them do the permitting paperwork and potentially using them as the inspector. I am wondering if it is a good deal or not. The initial permit price seemed high to me, I don’t have a quote on the inspection cost. Can your readers give me any tips? Anybody else been thru this process?”

Anyone use a home inspector to help with the permitting process?


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