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My parents are selling a commercial piece of property in Bklyn, NY, and the original plumbing company recommended by Keyspan did not file for a permit, and in 2009 Keyspan failed to inform the Building Dept of an up to date boiler inspection. A recent survey revealed this and their are violations against the property. The plumbing company is out of business, all we have a is plumbers license number. What do we do? this is holding up closing on property. Thank you
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: socrateaser, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
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Good morning.

 

I assume that you've already dialed 311 and reported the plumber to the NYC licensing ageny.

 

The only thing you can do is hire another plumber to pull a permit and complete the work. Whatever those costs turn out to be are your damages, and you could then sue Keyspan for negligence, and the plumber for the breach of contract and warranty.

 

If you're lucky, the damages will be less than the $10,000 small claims court maximum, and you can sue without a lawyer. Otherwise, you may have to hire legal representation. For a construction/civil litigation attorney referral, see: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=NY and www.martindale.com.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks for your help---will try to find plumber, I do not want to hold up closing on property.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: socrateaser, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
You're welcome and good luck.
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