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  • How often should chimneys be cleaned?


  • Can you recommend a contractor/repairman to fix my violations?
  • How do I become a registered contractor in Shaker Heights?
  • A contractor took payment, but failed to perform the work. What should I do?


  • What are the limits of liability for insurance?


  • Are drawings required?
  • Can I take out a permit and have a friend do the work?
  • How much do permits cost?
  • What types of projects require permits?


  • Do you have the plans for my home?

Point of Sale Inspections

  • Can a buyer assume Point of Sale violations?
  • How long is a Point of Sale inspection valid for selling a property?
  • How long will it take to complete a Point of Sale inspection?
  • I have decided to sell my home. Do I need an inspection?
  • If I get a Point of Sale inspection and then decide not to sell my home, do I still have to correct the violations?
  • Is there a fee for a Point of Sale Inspection?
  • What is the length of time between application for a Point of Sale Inspection and the date of the inspection? And, after the inspection is conducted, how long will it take to receive the report?


  • How can I get an extension of time to correct violations?
  • How long do I have to correct violations?
  • How will I know the inspector?
  • I disagree with one of the violations cited on my inspection report. What should I do?
  • I don’t understand one of the violations on my inspection report.
  • I’m concerned about a property in my neighborhood and would like to file a complaint. Do I have to give my name?
  • What if I would like an earlier inspection date?
Wednesday, August 15, 2018


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