Originally Posted By: rray
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Seller said all the permits for the enclosed patio (black area at bottom of photo) were pulled.
I don't know about other areas, but here we typically pull a permit (open it), and then we also have to have the permit signed off on (an inspector inspects the work) to close the permitting process. Minimum permit costs about $35 in my area, and minimum permit closing costs about $135 in my area.
You might check in your area, and next time a seller says all the permits were pulled, ask them if the permits were closed or signed off on.
In this case, yes, the permits were pulled, but they were never closed, as my buyer found out.
Home inspections. . . .
One home at a time.