A building permit is an official approval issued by the local government agency (City of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting “DPP”) that allows you or your contractor to proceed with a construction or remodeling project on your property. It is intended to ensure that the project plans to comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. These standards are intended to ensure the safety of current and future owners and occupants and to provide enforcement of zoning and land-use policies.
Specific issues that the building permit process may address include structural integrity of the framing work, zoning, sanitation, water, and sewer lines, fire protection, and electrical service.
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Due to the requirements for permits, the below disclosure is
Building Permit Disclosure. “Buyer and/or Buyer’s contractor, architect, or other expert(s) are advised to review, among other things, the Property’s building permit file, which may indicate whether structural modifications, additions, and/or other items modified and/or changed were done with properly issued permits and if these building permits were inspected and signed by the appropriate county officials. Buyer understands that the Brokers are not qualified to give opinions on these matters, including, but not limited to, proper examination and analysis of the permit file contents.”
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Joe is a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com.
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