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The simplest way to determine whether or not you have a problem is to contact your city permit/code enforcement office, explain what has been going on, and ask if a permit is necessary for work to be done. If so, you should inform the person you speak with about what has been going on and have someone come out and inspect everything, review permits or verify unpermitted work, etc.........then the association would be required to have the work re-done or done under a permit authority of some kind (whatever the city requires).
This would allow you to inform any buyer that all work has been done correctly and as permitted by the city code enforcement office, etc. Otherwise, you would have to disclose to a potential buyer that work was done without a permit on the home in order to be fully transparent.
Although this may cause some problems for the association, it is likely more important to verify whether the association is handling things correctly or not, as that affects all homeowners and potential buyers.
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