BUILDING VIOLATIONS SOLUTIONS, BUILDING VIOLATION SERVICES
We can take care of your building violation problems with the city, county, meet inspectors, go to city board, board of architects or county building board to represent you and start with the process of removing building violations. We can make plans to legalize, demolish or build new structures.
Legalize building structure and do the repairs needed to legalize the property.
If you like to do the repairs yourself we can pull permits for you.
STOP WORK ORDER : RED TAG I was hired by a client that did not have all permits, the client was doing other work besides what the had pull permit for therefore the Inspector gave them a "STOP WORK ORDER". As a Licensed General Contractor we can pull a Master permit, have a Plumber and Electrician pull their permits to continue with the work.
CHANGE OF CONTRACTOR: Not a problem again as a Licensed GC since the owner had many problems with Contractor we made a quick change of Contractor and continue with work at job site. Timing "for change of Contractor" depends on "The City" your work is getting done.
EXPIRED PERMITS: Now this can be a complicated issue, It depends if you need PLANS, IF YOU NEED A SURVEY AND what kind of permit needs to be "pulled". Again we can be of help.
CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT A PERMIT: To legalize existing additions you will need PLANS, PERMITS and a STRUCTURAL ENGINEER to certify that all existing work is properly done. If it was done poorly, You will have to demolish it and you will need permit for demolition if you have any Electrical and/or Plumbing those permits by licensed contractors have to be pulled too.
MAKE SURE YOUR CONTRACTOR IS LICENSED AND INSURED !!! DO NOT HIRE UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS. YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE COSTS AND HAVE TO DEMOLISH WHAT YOU DONE, IF YOU GET CAUGHT BY THE CITY.
THE "MIAMI-DADE COUNTY" LICENSE HAS A PICTURE IN IT AND SPECIFIES WHAT "KIND OF CONTRACTOR" THE LICENSED HOLDER IS.
FOR EX. TILE CONTRACTOR, FLOORING CONTRACTOR, A/C CONTRACTOR, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR ETC.
A TILE CONTRACTOR IS NOT LICENSED TO "REMODEL BATHROOMS" OR "KITCHENS" OR TO DO ADDITIONS THE SAME FOR OTHER CATEGORIES SUCH AS ELECTRICAL (just for wiring electrical, lighting). PLUMBING CONTRACTOR is just for PLUMBING ONLY. A PLUMBING , ELECTRICAL, AND FLOORING CONTRACTORS ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO REMODEL BATHROOMS, KITCHENS ADDITIONS, ETC.
1. A LICENSED CONTRACTOR MUST HAVE THE CARD LICENSE AT ALL TIMES, IN HIS WALLET AND SHOW IT TO YOU, IF YOU ASK FOR THE LICENSE CARD.
2. A FLORIDA "STATE LICENSE CARD" DO NOT HAVE PICTURES IN IT.
3. A "MIAMI DADE COUNTY" LICENSE CARD DO HAVE A PICTURE IN IT.
You can check licenses at the DBPR site or go to www.myFloridaLicense.com or call 311 in Miami.
***OWNER BUILDERS RISKS***
WHEN YOU PULL A "OWNER BUILDER'S PERMIT" YOU ARE THE "General Contractor" FOR THE PROJECT THEREFORE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL WORK TO BE DONE, INSURANCES ETC. IF ANYBODY GETS HURT ON THE JOB, YOU ARE LIABLE. IF ANYBODY GETS HURT BECAUSE THE WORK WAS FAULTY, YOU ARE LIABLE.
Let me make it clear, when you are pulling permits; as an OWNER BUILDER you are responsible for the quality of work, passing all inspections, all building codes, insurances, and all people that comes into your property and other's people property (neighbors). Make sure that you have a GOOD "GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE".
You can complain to the building department DBPR if hired hands are "licensed" in the State Of Florida or Miami Dade County.
You can NOT complain to the DBPR if hired people are unlicensed.
1. Unlicensed contracting is generally charged as a first degree misdemeanor in the State of Florida, with penalties of up to 1 year in jail or 12 months of probation, and a $1,000.00 fine.
2. Unlicensed Contractors’ CONTRACTS are Unenforceable (NO TIENEN VALIDES). Pursuant to section 489.128, Fla. Stat., contracts entered into by an unlicensed contractor shall be unenforceable in law or in equity by the unlicensed contractor.
3. You may recover all fees paid to unlicensed contractors (consult a lawyer that specializes in "Construction Contracts").
CLARIFICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT REMODELING OR CONSTRUCTION LAWS IN FLORIDA
A Contractor should be a Licensed person to contract under his category
A "A" license: General contractor can build houses, buildings and commercial and residential remodeling.
A "B" license: Builder contractor can build houses, small buildings and remodeling.
A "C" license: Remodeling contractor just residential remodeling.
Building Permit Processing
Are you in need of a building permit solutions in Miami or South Florida, building permit expediting services, close open permits, legalize a illegal addition, demolition of a illegal structure? CF Construction and Remodeling, Inc. represent South Florida Real State agencies, REO, Homeowners, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Trade Contractors, and everyone else involved with the processing development of permits and plans. As well as those currently facing legal issues regarding their property, or construction project. Throughout our years of experience in the construction industry we've realized how complicated, time consuming, and frustrating the process of permit and plan expediting can be. Therefore, with our knowledge and experience in obtaining building permits, closing any type of violations, resolving expired permits, or any other issues related to any of this is second nature to us.
Expertise, Promptness, and Reliability
We're very experienced with the procedures and policies with the different building departments all throughout South Florida. Before submitting any plans or permits we review all documents to ensure they're filled out completely and accurately and make recommendations that will assist in expediting the review process. We coordinate the plan review submittals, corrections and revisions with the Building Department, Project Manager, Architects, and Engineers to keep the process moving. Our in-depth knowledge of building code compliance and policies in South Florida has lead to our success when it comes to your expediting needs.