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The same way you obtain a house without code violations... you make an offer and "buy it".

Of course, you will need an occupancy permit in order to occupy it, and many mortgage companies will not provide you a mortgage if it can't get an occupancy permit.  That may require a 203k loan to do the require repairs, or, you may need to have the seller do the repairs.

Some code violations are grandfathered in... "existing, non-conforming", that met code when constructed.  Other code changes, such as requiring GFIC's near sinks and outdoors is not grandfathered in, as those are safety issues that the building department wants corrected before new occupancy takes place.  Similarly for Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, and handrails at exterior steps.

Sometimes to correct for un-permitted work, it is necessary to remove that work and put it back the way it was.
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December 27 2013
...more info would help.............. dont be shy..........
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