If you are wondering if you can sell your home without revealing the building code violations to the buyer, the answer is “no.” The law requires you to reveal all building code violations. If you fail to do so, you may be responsible for any financial loss the buyer accrues due to the violations.
First Step after You Receive Code Violations
Contact our office to help you address the violations. Code violations can be confusing and seeking professional help will help you resolve issues quicker. As code violation experts we can schedule an appointment with the violation code officer to discuss the details of non-compliance. We have experience negotiating with code officers to sanction down the violations and get your house in compliance before selling.
Arbitrate a Deal with the Buyer to Pay for Repairs
After disclosing the code violations to potential buyers, especially serious violations, such as, fire hazards, electrical violations, structural damage or zoning issues, some of them might be willing to repair code violations themselves. If this is the case, they will negotiate for a lower purchase price. Most buyers considering this option, hire an architect to inspect your home to determine if repairing the code violations are worth their while. Building codes change all the time and buyers want to make sure that the house does not have structural violations that will be a headache for years to come.
Sell Your House As-Is to an Investor
In many cases, buyers would rather not invest money to repair a house with multiple code violations. If all else fails, you can contact a real estate investor who will buy your house as-is, which saves you all the money needed to bring your house up to code. In fact, you can forgo selling your house through a realtor and find an investor who will pay cash for your house, ending the code violation nightmare. According to the National Association of Realtors, cash sales made up 23 percent of home sales in January 2017, increasing from 21 percent in December. Of these sales, investors bought 15 percent of the properties and fifty-nine percent of the investors paid cash. So, this option could be your best bet if you need cash fast.
Repair your Building Code Violation – Plans, Permits, Construction
As experts in repairing building code violations we can produce the plans, obtain the permit and perform all the necessary construction work to remedy your violation. Our in-house group of architects, engineers and contractors will find the fastest track to repair you code violation and get your home deal closed and maximize your Profit! Offering your buyer a sure fix solution will help retain top dollar from your deal.
Call our office today at 305-222-7784 to schedule your consultation on the best way to repair your building code violation. www.FixMyCodeViolation.com