When a homeowner does remodeling or additions, is it within the Scope of Work for the Appraiser to make sure that the homeowner acquired building permits to do the work? I recently appraised a house that the homeowner's had added onto back in 1994. The lender wants me to find out if there was a building permit for the addition. I looked over previous threads on this forum and determined that it is outside the scope of work, and told the lender that. He says I'm wrong and that it is within the scope of work to do this. I have never done it before, so I need to know if I'm wrong.