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Selling bungalow with attic conversion

Hi -

In 1959, my grandfather converted the attic of his bungalow to a 2-bedroom apartment for my parents.

My brother is now trying to sell the house, but seems to be running into issues with the upstairs apartment. It only has one entrance. It has it's own electric service. We have the builder's paperwork, but can't find any permits (though, we haven't yet checked with the city/county).

Is this considered and illegal conversion?

Is there any particular cutoff date...

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Hi -

In 1959, my grandfather converted the attic of his bungalow to a 2-bedroom apartment for my parents.

My brother is now trying to sell the house, but seems to be running into issues with the upstairs apartment. It only has one entrance. It has it's own electric service. We have the builder's paperwork, but can't find any permits (though, we haven't yet checked with the city/county).

Is this considered and illegal conversion?

Is there any particular cutoff date for when these types of conversions could be 'grandfathered' in, such that it would be considered legal?

Is there any way this house could be sold with the upstairs apartment, or will some entity (city, bank, title company, inspector) require that it be 'deconverted' (I assume removing the kitchen would qualify)?

Thanks,

Manny

  • interesting question. I know someone that went through that but it was Elmwood Park, so the rules may be different. They had to remove the kitchen appliances. A knowledgeable realtor should be able to answer this question. I do believe there is a grandfather clause for Chicago, but I am not sure. Please post the answer as I am renting a house in Chicago now that has the same situation in the basement. We are considering buying the home.

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    ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY HOME (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN. NO GARAGE **Self-Certification Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to audit & field inspections**

    3027 N. Oleander Ave. Issued October 14, 2014 Comment
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