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25 OCT

Do you need to disclose unlicensed contracting work for a residential mortgage in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida?

By Jeff Lichtenstein

I received this question from a potential client.

From: Jeff Lichtenstein

To: Legal

I have a client who remodeled their Palm Beach Gardens home. The client actually had a contractor’s license at one time and the work that he did was excellent.

In the kitchen, he did it himself and he moved the position of the stove. He did that without pulling a permit.

What do we need to disclose here and how is that going to impact the mortgage?

Jeff


Hi Jeff,

The disclosure does not have to be in the contract. The mortgage should not be effected.

I suggest you disclose in an email to an agent who forwards a contract or to a buyer if you are the only agent in the transaction.

Advise that during the inspection period they may have a contractor review the work that was performed if they have any concerns about the quality or if it complies with the appropriate code.

Regards,

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