Selling a home with unpermitted work is tricky, but we can help.

Do you need to sell a home that had unpermitted work done on it? The process can get a little tricky, but it’s possible. Today we’ll share how you can sell a home even if some of its repairs were unpermitted. 

Not all unpermitted work is treated the same. If you did some simple renovations to your bathrooms or kitchen, you’ll probably be fine as long as you disclose that fact to potential buyers. Also, you can probably get away with something like converting your garage into a bedroom without a permit.

However, if there was unpermitted electrical work, roof replacements, or other major changes, you may have to sell to a cash buyer. Financed buyers will require an inspection, and inspectors must complete a four-point and a wind-mitigation report, then give it to the buyer’s insurance company. In this report, only changes made with a permit count, so your roof could be brand new and show up as 20 years old. 

If you’d like to know if your specific renovation will be a deal-breaker for buyers’ insurance companies, call or email us. We are always willing to help!