Buying a house with unpermitted work?
We have run into this while house shopping in Florida. People add things (bathrooms, kitchens, decks) without getting permits.
We are in the process of buying a house for cash, which has a deck which was never permitted. We tried to get the sellers to remove the deck and they refused. We liked the house and decided to buy the house and remove the deck ourselves.
If we left the deck, what are the consequences? Could we be forced to remove the deck or get charged extra taxes on this?