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Old 08-28-2008, 08:57 AM   #16
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This is probably a dumb question but can a realty company sell a property if a structure on it is not done to code?
Yes they can.

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This is probably a dumb question but can a realty company sell a property if a structure on it is not done to code?
Yes, of course. Codes change quite often. Virtually no house is "up to code" when sold, this is common. Some areas do require a city issues occupancy permit before you can buy/sell a house and have a code inspector indicate certain things need to be changed to sell. I find that kind of big brotherish. Buyers can protect themselves by hiring a home inspector who can look for certain things and help educate a buyer before a sale goes through. Any home inspector could have seen no feeder of lack of cable clamps.

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Guess I'm on my own on this deal. Thanks for the help/advice!
We have not deserted you. Keep us posted on what the electrician tells you. He is licensed correct?
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This is probably a dumb question but can a realty company sell a property if a structure on it is not done to code?

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Yes they can.

Agree! If every property sold were brought up to current code, there would be unlimited work for all contractors and many poor homeowners having to pay for or finance it! What was acceptable in the 70's may not be today but as long as it is not a risk to life it would be passed. Since your situation is not connected to the power supply it is just wire in a wall!
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Oh, I know you guys are here for me if I need ya! Thanks, I appreciate it.

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