Comment 74743

By SmashCanada (registered) | Posted February 25, 2012 at 15:54:51

Dear All, I've been reading your comments on garage conversions. I have a few questions :

  1. What are the insurance implications, if a detached garage is described as such in the deeds, a survey that a neighbour carried out and the insurance documents ?

  2. What are the worse possible repercussions and consequences of say the city detecting the conversions having been carried out without a permit ? Fines, de-converting the garage. Can one apply for a permit retrospectively ? (probably not I know, but no harm in asking).

  3. Could one still obtain independent permits and certifications for say sewage lines, plumbing lines, and electricals ?

  4. What if the newly converted garage is rented, and the tenants refuse to vacate or pay rent further down the line ? Could they hold the owner to ransom (as it were) over the lack of permit ?

  5. What about tax inspections ?

  6. What if my neighbour decides to obtain a permit for an extension to his house - would the inspector report the converted garage ?

Many thanks in advance to all for your thoughts ! :0)

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