You purchased a property and had a construction crew come in to do work on it. You believed that everything was being done right and that the home would be up to code upon completion of the project.
Unfortunately, when the inspector came to review the work, there were several code violations found. As a result, you still can’t move into the home and use it as a residence. The construction team would need to redo who sections of the home to fix code issues that were created, too.
What can you do to correct building code violations?
To correct building code violations, new electrical wiring, construction or other steps may be required. The building will need to be altered to comply with the requirements set by law.
Building codes are there to make sure your home is safe to live in. Code violations mean that there could be problems that lead to fires or other unsafe situations.
What happens if you don’t correct building code violations?
Depending on the situation, you may not be able to live in the home, could have the property condemned or be fined. It’s not worth the fines or threat to your health or safety, so most property owners decide to have the code violations corrected. Unfortunately, that can be costly.
If your contracting team made errors that led to code violations or failed to fix the violations you asked them to in accordance with your contract, then they could be on the hook for additional repairs. Your attorney can help if you need to pursue action against them or would like to seek compensation for financial losses.