Question about illegal patio additionI'm about to purchase a home in a neighborhood with HOA. The house has a covered patio addition in the back. But when I received the sellers' property disclosure today, they indicate the patio was built without permission.Not only that, we noticed a big crack going all the way from the ceiling to the floor where the patio meets the house.Some questions...From a legal point of view, what are the implications of me buying a home with an illegal add-on, mainly if we consider the house has HOA?How should I approach the seller about this? Should I request a big credit to cover any possible major repairs?The house has a mountain right behind it, which makes me even more worried about the illegal, unauthorized add-on.Overall, the house is really nice and the price is good. The patio also looks nice, but that disclosure and the crack raised a red flag.Thank you for your help.March 12 2012 - Los Angeles00YesReport 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.