I need some serious advice and direction – after this brief rant!
I stupidly let a DOB inspector into my basement (I know!) on a bogus work without a permit complaint (yes, I have an enemy in my house-long story) but I had nothing to hid, or so I thought. When we bought the house from a â€œcontractor/developerâ€ whatever work was in progress was stopped, â€œduh, I’m dumping the houseâ€, I get that part. â€œDeveloperâ€ does it by the books, permits? yes, we checked. Inspections – OK, Bank – OK, DOB (as far as I know) – OK! Years later now I have someone elses (â€œdeveloperâ€) unfinished business as my violation. No one is truely honest any more.
The Inspector was also on a fishing trip and sited all sorts of things that have been a certain way for years, so someone sent them on a mission and I let the enemy into my house. I cannot tell you how angry this makes me and how stupid I feel. So beware. Lesson learned.
So, can anyone clue me in on what I do now? I’m just a normal schmo. Some of the things I can fix myself, some of the things I will need someone professional, so that’s all OK (sort of) Its the â€œget a permitâ€ to finish work that may or may not be legal part that I need the most advice on.
Do I need an architect, an engineer, a permit pulling person? who?