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Shared Guest House/Carport

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Michael Schendel

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This is an REO property and is vacant and I am doing the appraisal for the currnet lending institution doing the foreclosure for asset valuation/listing purposes.

Did the inspection on my subject and saw this beauty. My subject is to the left of the guest house (main strucure is not attached to guest house).

I assume, the carport belongs to the neighbor.

Obviously, the fence line appears to be the property line.

It appears the building is 50% mine and 50% the neighbors.

Yes, the zoning contains set backs for the area for exterior building such as this, so it is an obvious encroachment, but my question is how to cure it? What is the remedy for the encroachment. If I require the guest house to be removed, I would then be destroying property that is not the subjects.

All reasonable suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Mike Kennedy

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Illegal garage conversion?
 

Jerry Bone Jr

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More likely a carport conversion. Probably lacking a permit.
Questions: Was this structure built before zoning/setback requirements? Was the conversion done before zoning?
It could be legal, non-conforming. It could be legal.
 

bart nathan

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Please dont tell me there is a kitchen and a bath in that thing
 

Michael Schendel

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I did check with planning and zoning and there are no permits on file and was probably built prior to zoning change.

Legal-Nonconforming!
 

Riick

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"As-Is", property contains a "Legal non-conforming use"
So what do you think someone would pay for this amenity? <lol>
 
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