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I had a deck that is outside my kitchen side of the home that I can go out onto through the kitchen french doors. The deck was extended outwards by 5 feet 4 years ago. The builder had all proper documents, permit from the city we live in and is licensed. Just several weeks ago we decided to have more work done to our deck. We wanted to have a roof put over it and then screened in. We contacted the same builder and he proceeded with the process of getting permit. A week ago he began the work by lifting up all the wood floor boards on deck to replace with new wood we had requested. We than noticed he left about 3 or 4 boards there and did not return for several days so we contacted him and he daid he never got the permit and that the city refused it. Of course we could not understand why he began before getting the permit. He said that he had the application in and was sure that he would have gotton it. The city now will not give permit to anyone to put deck back together as before.
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Thanks for your question.You may need local lawyer here to resolve.I blame the first contractor here.He shoudl have followed up with city to make sure it passed final inspection and everything was finished out correctly.I just don't see anyway around a lawyer to force resolution unless you just rip up the boards and cave in here.The lawyer would seek to contest all of this with the city.


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