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He can not legally rent out anything that is not legal. He would had to have plans drawn up filed with the town, then the town would have to approve them and then a CO would be granted... You can't just turn a garage into what he thinks is a safe and accepted home for someone to live in.
All you would have to do is call the town, you dont even have to give your name, they will take it from there. Besides the fact that it is a safty violations the fact that he isnt paying taxes for the extra income he is getting, there are endless violations he would be hit with.
I hope this answer help you. Maureen
It can become very annoying I know. People think the town comes down on homeowners for no reason.
Its dangerous, God Forbid there was a fire in that garage and the tenents couldnt get out because it was not design for people to live in.
Believe me the violation will be endless.
I'm sorry i took to long to get back to you, we had some terrible weather here and it knock out my computer.
Of course you can. If that apartment is illegal i cant see it getting to the point of going to small claims court, he would be foolish, that would open up a huge can of worms for him.
ask him for your money back, If you have to threaten to take him to small claims court I bet he will be happy to give you back your money after that. please let me know what happens-maureen
See what happen when people don't do the right thing, A simple permit would have saved him over $30.000.