Buying a house with an unpermitted fireplaaceMy fiancee and I are very interested in buying a house in San Diego, CA but it has an unpermitted fireplace that was built in the 80s. Obviously our loan wont let us buy a house like this so we am looking for advice on how to proceed. Can you just cover up the fireplace? If it is well built then how hard would it be to get in permitted? How much would that cost and how long would it take?We really dont care for the fireplace and would probably cover/take out eventually anyways.Any input is appreciated.October 17 2012 - San Diego00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.