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Illegal Units

Do you own a building with one or more unpermitted units?

In most cases, it does not matter if you bought the building without knowing about unpermitted changes. Any prospective buyer should review a building’s “Certificate of Occupancy” before purchasing any multi-unit building in order to identify what is legally on record. If you already own a building with an unpermitted unit, it is in your best interest to attempt to legalize it. What you might be able to get away with today may not be available to you tomorrow. As the city of Los Angeles continues to grow by population,┬áthe chances of legalizing your non-permitted unit start to decrease. The increase in density might subject the area to down-zoning. In addition, adding additional units to your property will require additional parking. Some properties have limited or no parking on the lot. This is very common in any large city.

As each property is unique, all information and variables must be researched in order to identify if your unpermitted unit can be legalized. If you have been cited, there is a short window of time to take action. We recommends taking care of your Order to Comply from the LAHD swiftly to avoid additional fees and fines.

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Call us today about your non-permitted units. We will provide a scope of work that identifies the possible options needed to make the decision on your property easiest.