Selling My Florida House With Code Violations

Selling My Florida House With Code Violations

Dealing with Code Violations can be overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the process. The State of Florida has specific regulations and requirements for property sales, and unresolved violations can complicate the selling process and potentially deter interested buyers. Below you will find the answers to the most commonly asked questions from sellers who wish to sell a house with Code Violations:

Can I sell a house with Code Violations? 

Yes, you can sell a house with violations. However, you must disclose these violations to potential buyers, who will wither accept to buy the property with them or have you resolve any outstanding violations before the closing date.

Do I need to fix the Code Violations before selling my house? 

You don’t need to fix the violations, but addressing the issues and having them solved before selling the property will increase the amount you can get for it.

What should I do if I can’t afford to fix the Code Violations? 

You can still sell your house with unresolved violations, but you will need to find the right buyer that is willing to assume the property as is and will take on the repairs.

Do I have to work with a licensed real estate agent when selling a house with Code Violations? 

Ideally, working with a licensed real estate agent would be the best option for a seller that has a house with Code Violations. Licensed real estate agents know how to navigate the process and will help you find the right buyer for your property.

What happens if I don’t disclose the Code Violations to a potential buyer? 

Failure to disclose known violations can lead to legal consequences and financial liabilities. Having violations doesn’t mean the house can not be sold, it only means you need to find right buyers, that are willing to deal with the legal aspects and repairs of it.

Here, at Homeinc, we are very experienced and ready to buy properties with all sorts of violations. If you are looking to sell your house with Code Violations, give us a call today for a free cash offer.


*Don’t forget: you can always contact your local building department for assistance or hire a code violation specialist that will help you with repairs and legal aspects of the process. This guide is for information purposes only, not being a substitute for legal advice. 

We are so excited to have Paula on the Homeinc team. Paula is an attorney by trade but has been working in real estate for the past decade. Her experience spans a variety of channels across the United States. Paula looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experiences with both buyers and sellers alike. Her favorite part of working at Homeinc is the dynamic work environment and the possibility of learning something new every single day. When not at work, Paula enjoys cross fitting, traveling, reading and spending time outdoors with her husband and son.

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