Tag Archives: Permit

Uh-oh, you have received a red tag: 10 Steps to legalize construction done on your property without a permit

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President/CFO, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects In these days of housing shortages, a lot of cities and towns are looking at their housing stock and making sure that it is safe, legal, and counts toward their … Continue reading

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Architectural Consultations before you buy or lease property

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President/CFO, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects We often get inquiries from people who wish to buy a home or buy/lease a business property and want us to confirm that the property will be suitable for their … Continue reading

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Approved or Permitted: What’s the Difference?

Recently one of our clients ran into a problem with his General Contractor.  He told the contractor that the project was permitted.  The Contractor mobilized and scheduled his subcontractors to get to the site to start work.  Unfortunately, when the … Continue reading

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“Statute of limitations” on unpermitted construction and other bad advice

We keep hearing from our clients of the bad advice that they were told when buying property.  The top piece of bad advice, by far, is that if unpermitted construction occurred a long time ago, it no longer needs to … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth: It’s Just Good Business

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects The Better Business Bureau is an organization that I admire and rely upon for referrals. Accreditation by the BBB is the gold standard for trustworthy businesses. Our firm has been … Continue reading

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Project Creep: A Cautionary Tale

Unforeseen conditions can sometimes cause a construction project to grow from what was originally planned into a bigger project. When this happens, you, or your architect, may have to amend your building permit. Why? If a stop-work order is placed … Continue reading

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