Bought house with finished basement no permits?
I bought a house 1 year ago that has a partially finished basement. I contacted the county to get a permit to finish the last room, and the county claims the permits were never pulled to finish any of the basement. I would have to pull permits and have the existing finished portions inspected. OK, but here's where it gets fishy.
I contacted the previous owners, who say that it was finished when they bought it 10+ years ago. There was only 1 owner previous to them. The county tax records show the basement as partially finished (to the exact square footage that is finished). Could this have been done by the builder? I asked the county, and they said no. I'm not convinced.
Feeling a bit discouraged and don't know where to go with this next. Any advice would be appreciated!