9:42 AM 06/22/2011
Just wondering if the estimate our architect has given us for an expediter is reasonable. We're renovating a 4-story SRO and turning it into a garden 1BR + triplex. There is currently no C/O. Architect is recommending filing both an Alt 2 (first) then and Alt 1. We're not doing a full gut but will be switching boiler from oil to gas; new electric; adding a kitchen and taking down a few walls.
I'm new to all this so not sure what other parts of our work beyond the Alt 1 + 2 will require the work of an expediter...but the architect is saying the exp. will cost $8500. Is this reasonable? Have done some basic research and it seems high, but maybe I'm missing something?
Thanks in advance...
If certificate of occupancy is included it is not THAT excessive.
10:44 AM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes
It sounds about right for 2 filings. But why do you need 2 filings? you can just file for Alt 1.
10:46 AM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes
Yes, what is the reason for the two filings? Trying to speed things up somehow. My expediter would charge $4.5 k for those two filings. Good luck.
12:16 PM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes
Hi all, to answer -- yes -- we're being told we need to do both filings to speed up the process. We're using a 203K loan so construction must begin within 30d of closing, and architect says best way to ensure that is to start with Alt 2 while allowing the time for an Alt 1 to clear. We'll also need the C/O, eventually.
Is it possible we can get by with only the Alt 1, even with the 203K restrictions? That would be great if so...
1:08 PM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes
Sounds about right to me. We had no change to CofO on a double duplex going to triplex +garden on the crackhouse renovation. Single filing, I believe. Expeditor was $6,000+. A year and a half after closing, we just got permits today.
1:57 PM 06/22/2011 | -1 Votes
Straybongo, from double duplex going to triplex + garden without change the c of o, doesn't sound right to me. Are you sure?
3:21 PM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes
Be absolutely certain that there is "not to exceed" clause in your contract with the expediter. Also, do not use Grand Expediters.
5:46 PM 06/22/2011 | 1 Votes
I hope you have have a Certificate on non Harrassment from the HPD.
is no change of CFO or modification of an SRO without this CONH. If you
don't have one prepare to wait at least 6 months to get one.
5:49 PM 06/22/2011 | 0 Votes