Permit Report Offers Service To Protect Property Buyers and Sellers From Unexpected Risks

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Permit Report, an LA-area permit research and reporting service, makes buying and selling property less risky.

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Currently the only service of its kind offering online ordering, a streamlined price structure, and PDF delivery, The Permit Report's researchers are experts at uncovering hard-to-find documents on both commercial and residential properties. 

Depending on the locality, reports can be compiled and delivered in as little as two business days and each report is stored and accessed on the Company's website for access 24 x 7. 

In lieu of the company's services, buyers, sellers or their respective agents had to search through municipal records by hand.  

Permits are required for structural, electrical, plumbing and other modifications to properties within city limits. Later, when property changes hands, proof that such work was in fact permitted must be reported on the Transfer Disclosure Agreement.

Unpermitted work can lead to headaches for everyone. For the seller, missing permits reduces the value of the property. Buyers, on the other hand, may have trouble securing financing. Some lenders will only finance a portion of the property if the buyer cannot produce certain permits. Similarly, work not completed to code can result in significant penalties for the owner.

Typically, buyer and seller agents will request reports on behalf of their clients. Inspection companies, appraisers and real estate investment trusts (REITs) can also take advantage of The Permit Report's research acumen. A permit report might contain any of the following:

  • Building Permits
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Mechanical Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Grading Certificates and Permits
  • Open Violations of Record

The Permit Report has numerous resources at its disposal, including the City of Los Angeles microfiche collection. Reports are delivered to clients online in PDF format, ensuring fast and efficient processing.  Rush services are available so that transactions will not be held up while clients wait on reports.

The Permit Report recently underwent a change in management. Sonja Carlson and Mike Robinson, partners in the building permit expediting and entitlement consulting firm Permit Place, have taken over day-to-day management of the company. The new leadership team hopes to streamline every aspect of current operations, from customer service and order delivery to web functionality. The pooling of talent between Permit Place and Permit Report enables the company to extend its services to both residential and commercial clients. For instance, shopping center owners frequently need copies of Certificates of Occupancy as tenants move in and out of their malls.

Permit Report has plans to expand its coverage area to include Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego. Eventually, the company looks to move beyond Southern California and into neighboring regions.

About The Permit Report

The company has been in business for years as Permits, Etc. In 2006, was born when Eric Spitz approached Permits, Etc and brought it into the 21st century by building out a website that would deliver the reports online. In 2011, due to the success of the company, Spitz approached Carlson and Robinson to collaborate on the day-to-day management of the company. Previously, Permit Place had been offering a competitive service called Permit Reports. The two companies merged their services together and reformed the company called The Permit Report as a Limited Liability Company.


Mike Robinson
The Permit Report, LLC
13400 Riverside Drive, Suite 202
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
phone: 800-607-0544

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