January 18, 2007 10:32 PM Subscribe
Posit a house in Santa Cruz, Cal., where the owners have questions about building, with permit, an extension.
posted by anadem to Law & Government (11 answers total)
The (two-bedroom) house has an adjacent studio, separate but built at the same time as the house, which is now an unpermitted, converted rental; that is, the studio is not permitted as a bedroom, but has had an unapproved loft and kitchen added, with a couple callling it home. There's also a 20' yurt, used as a bedroom, next to the house.
What's the likelihood of the unpermitted works being tagged or the studio or yurt dismantled during the permit application or ongoing building inspections?
May it complicate things impossibly that the owners want to do the bulk of the construction work themselves?