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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Open House = Open for Inspection by Municipal Building Inspectors

Last evening, I hosted our monthly meeting for the Real Property Committee of the Suffolk Bar Association where we discussed municipal zoning violations, among other topics. In our company were some Assistant Town Attorneys who clearly articulated that real estate agents should always be mindful, and advise their clients, that hosting an open house also invites law enforcement into the house for Code Inspection.

Therefore, if you are showing a property with illegal structures or occupants - DO NOT HAVE OPEN HOUSES!!!