- Jul 11, 2016
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- New York
How far do other appraisers go to determine if something on a property is up to local town code? Am I wrong to place this back on the lender?
The question was a general one. I deal with dozens of towns and villages in Upstate NY. Some have building codes that also fall under the county domain. Will you make 1 phone call, 2 calls, 3 calls? Will you go down in person to obtain documents? Will you request an inspection if town says one is needed to determine legality. At what point do you tell the lender they need to get this stuff? Some of this might be accomplished with 1 call but most often it takes multiple calls with multiple people and ends up with me being told the owner needs to request these items.