Merry Christmas to all. I have been going round and round with a client on a garage conversion situation in a Salinas, CA neighborhood. I did the purchase appraisal of this older ranch with a detached 2-Car Garage that had been converted to a 2BR-1BA aux. unit. No permits were provided or known. Salinas wants non permitted work like this removed. They rarely enforce. I appraised this property "as is" and gave a cost to cure figure of $3000 to return the garage back to its intended use. Twice I was asked to provide comparables with a similar illegal use. I've read all of the previous posts on this thread. I don't want to do the additional research to find these "comps" if they even exist. Should I just revise the report to "subject to" the garage being returned to its original use? Is the info printed below accurate form the Selling Guide? It seems to contradict itself. How typical from Fannie. I'm tired of this one and just want to spend xmas with my family. Below is what the client just sent. Thanks for any advice. I wanted to send you the information the client has sent to us. It is requirements from the 2009 Fannie Mae selling guide: If the accessory apartment represents an illegal use of the property under local zoning law, the following criteria applies: • The property must be appraised in conformity with its legal use, that of a single family property • The property must conform to the subject neighborhood and the market • Comparable sales must include at least three properties that have illegal use of an accessory unit • The value assigned by the appraiser must be based on contributory value of the accessory unit, considering the quality of above grade finish work. In some cases, no value may be assigned • Verification that the existence of the illegal accessory unit will not jeopardize future hazard insurance claims is required • No rental income will be counted from the accessory unit I wanted you to be aware of what the client was looking at, when asking for more information in the report. Can you add commentary to explain if the unit is typical or atypical for the area? Can you include any comparable sales with similar units? If there are no sales of similar units, please detail your search criteria/parameters in your commentary.