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Getting a call to bid some sliding door repairs, which quickly became sliding door replacements and additional replacement windows, I rummaged around for some code enforcement regulations before getting too deeply into it. I flipped with what I found.

Speaking of flipping, that’s what the homeowner wants to do. He’s acquired a 70s ranch that needs almost everything for 40K and he’s planning on putting 70K into it. His realtor tells him it should sell for 160K or so, which may leave him 30K after expenses. Not great, but not bad either.

I just emailed him links to the Charlotte county Florida 50% rule that apparently says that if your house is really screwed up, you may have to elevate it to the 100-year flood mark. This would suck in Michigan where we had basements and wood frame houses, but it would be catastrophic for a block house on a slab, as is his.

It gets worse too. In Charlotte county, if a flipper pulls his own permit, he’s going to be living there for a year after the final inspection permit is issued or leaving it vacant because he cannot sell or rent it. If he ignores the law, he is treated the same as an unlicensed contractor. These guys aren’t playin’ around down here.

He told me he’s working with a licensed GC and a compliance officer with the county. Let’s hope for the best.

http://www.charlottefl.com/outreach/CDev_PDFs/DamageReportWorksheet.pdf

http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/bcs/FAQs.asp
 

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I was all set to relocate to eastern Fla in 07.....and then i went to the permits office....f%^k that place. A local contractor told me the inspectors sat in Home Depot parking lots on weekends to see if people were buying permit required items.....and blue tarps on roofs everywhere. What a disaster of red tape and over regulation. And Jeb Bush was put in charge of Sri Lanks relief efforts.
 

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Getting a call to bid some sliding door repairs, which quickly became sliding door replacements and additional replacement windows, I rummaged around for some code enforcement regulations before getting too deeply into it. I flipped with what I found.

Speaking of flipping, that’s what the homeowner wants to do. He’s acquired a 70s ranch that needs almost everything for 40K and he’s planning on putting 70K into it. His realtor tells him it should sell for 160K or so, which may leave him 30K after expenses. Not great, but not bad either.

I just emailed him links to the Charlotte county Florida 50% rule that apparently says that if your house is really screwed up, you may have to elevate it to the 100-year flood mark. This would suck in Michigan where we had basements and wood frame houses, but it would be catastrophic for a block house on a slab, as is his.

It gets worse too. In Charlotte county, if a flipper pulls his own permit, he’s going to be living there for a year after the final inspection permit is issued or leaving it vacant because he cannot sell or rent it. If he ignores the law, he is treated the same as an unlicensed contractor. These guys aren’t playin’ around down here.

He told me he’s working with a licensed GC and a compliance officer with the county. Let’s hope for the best.

http://www.charlottefl.com/outreach/CDev_PDFs/DamageReportWorksheet.pdf

http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/bcs/FAQs.asp
There are two 50% rules one for windows, One for flood, Replace more than 50% of the windows, all need to be replaced with impact or wind rated with some kind of protection. Demo more than 50% of dwelling, and all living space must be above BFE (base flood elav). Stick around when the storm comes its lots of fun, Ask those in the news this last weekend:sad:
 
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