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I purchase a four unit rental property but I found out that one unit is unpermitted can I file a claim with the tile company I have tile insurance for four units
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Real Estate Lawyer: Irwin Law, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Can you describe what you mean by "unpermitted"? Also, how was this problem brought to your attention?

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The fourth unit has no city of Los Angeles building permit
Real Estate Lawyer: Irwin Law, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Title insurance companies will typically deny such a claim on the grounds that unless someone challenges your title to the property itself, they are not pay liable to pay a hypothetical claim. The building owner may be subject to a fine, or the problem may be easily corrected by obtaining a retroactive building permit for the unit and complying with the code. That is an area for a zoning specialist to look into before you try to resell or remortgage the property down the road. Such costs of correction may be covered under the title policy so you may wish to obtain an opinion from them on that.

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