No Permits for Basement Renovation
I would like to buy a house which has a finished basement, including a full bath and a mini-kitchen. However, the owner did not obtain permits and inspections for the basement renovation.
I have confidence that the work was done properly, but worry that I will have difficulty selling the house later without permits and inspections. How much trouble and expense can I expect if I obtain the permits and inspections after the fact? Will the inspectors require me to rip out drywall? What are my options?
I believe this situation is common in my area. Many owners don't realize that they are supposed to obtain permits and inspections with renovations.