200 Amp Circuit Breaker VS 200 Amp Service

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc.

We are involved with a transaction that taught us a lesson.

The Realtor and the seller did not know that we developed a rapphort with the electrician.

The electrician told us he will probably lose a customer over this:

The seller put in a 200 Amp Circuit Breaker.  Per the addendum.  But he did not wire the circuit breaker for 200 AMP service.  He was told to put in a 200 Amp Circuit breaker.  He was told not to pull a permit.   (if a permit was pulled the inspector would see that it is not wired for 200 AMP service and would fail the inspection).

We found out of course and took this to our broker and to the legal hot line.  And guess what.  The installed a 200 AMP circuit breaker satisfies the addendum.

The problem is that the buyer knows.   And if the buyer buys insurance and does not disclose the substandard work, the buyer will be guilty of insurance fraud.  So we are told.

Since this is an ongoing drama, we don't know the net result.

The buyer can't get insurance, yet they seem to be bound to a contract that may be enforceable by the seller.

The Realtor is certainly looking at some kind of ethics violation and the seller is ready to persue that angle.

Yet, the buyer is still bound.

Stay tuned for more updates.  (lesson 1....addendum should say 200 Amp service with a permit).

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Randy Jenkins  Broker Associate  727-409-4663

Coldwell Banker F Grey and Son

6330 US 19 New Port Richey Fl 34652  www.409home.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Jim Smith
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NAR Code of Ethics: REALTORS® shall not engage in activities that constitute the unauthorized practice of law and shall recommend that legal counsel be obtained when the interest of any party to the transaction requires it.  I see agents frequently add provisions (even at the client's instructions), without first consulting legal counsel for proper wording.  This will likely be an expensive tuition for learning this lesson; and, likely shared by all agents involved, since the verbiage should have been caught and legal review be encouraged.

Oct 05, 2018 06:31 AM #1
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Randal Jenkins
Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc. - New Port Richey, FL

The saga continues.  The home failed the 4 point inspections because the inspector could not find the permit.  When the selling agent was contacted, her reply was, it did not need a permit, just a copy of the bill showing that a licensed contractor did the work.  She has no clue.  More to come I am sure.

Oct 06, 2018 11:58 AM #2
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