From the Forum: What if the House Doesn’t Have a Certificate of Occupancy?

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    Home buyers are considering the purchase of a two-family home and have discovered that there is no certificate of occupancy on file. If they purchase the house they may want to change it from two duplexes to a triplex over a garden apartment. Since there is nothing on file, how difficult will it be for them to get a certificate of occupancy when they file for permits for any alterations?

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