Posted by Mark-NC on September 06, 2001 at 15:12:55:
One of the reason the city inspectors will not give you an answer on how it needs to be fixed is because they are not quailified professionally to do so.
I am surprised that they didn’t tell you that you would have to have an engineer look at it to determine what needed to be done.
Even a home inspector could not legally give you that information unless they were an engineer.
Not knowing what you are into it for I really can’t advise you what to do one way or another. But If it originally looked like a good deal, try getting an engineer out there and see what can be done. Then determine if it is worth it or not to close the deal.