10:27 PM 01/24/2013
C of O conversion from 3 family to 4 family .
Interior renovations to remodel building.
Plans approved, inspections just about done . Minor items needed for issuance of final C of O .
When is it legal to occupy the building? Is there something on Dob that would state that? How hard is it to obtain a temporary C of O?
If you have passed inspections and you really have only minor administerial items to be cleared up, then temp C of O shouldn't be too difficult to get. You have to renew it frequently though which just means more $$ and less pressure on the responsible parties to deal with getting the final C of O.
10:35 PM 01/24/2013 | 0 Votes
Thank you . Do you know how long that takes to obtain?
10:47 PM 01/24/2013 | 0 Votes
When we bought our place it had something like 4 vacate orders going back to the mid 1960s. All of them had an exception that allowed a caretaker to live in the building (presumably to prevent vandalism, etc.) That means owners can live in their building as caretakers even if there's a vacate order. Bottom line I doubt the City wants to be in the business of evicting homeowners from their homes (provided the homes aren't completely unsafe).
Now rentals are a completely different issue. Renting a unit that's not in line with the current C of O (or temporary C of O) is very unwise. Both the owner and the real estate agent can get hauled into court and held accountable if the tenant challenges things.
10:04 PM 01/27/2013 | 0 Votes