Posted by michaela-CA on November 24, 2010 at 18:38:11:
Actually, no, I asked him about that and he told me that someone just recorded the plats with the recorder’s office but did not get any approval of the city, nor did they get any kind of permits when they built.
Spoke to another owner of these houses today and he went through the same thing a few months ago. Anybody can record anything for $ 25
I have no idea who they managed everything, but we do have separate tax bills. But tax assessors are separate from the city offices. One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. I also have no idea how they had been able to get utilities turned on originally, if there was no sign off by inspectors.
I do know, though, that the general building inspector for this neighborhood was more friendly to some people than to others - depending on how friendly they were to him…