Hi all, new to the forum as I just began searching for a project home. I had some questions about a house that has issues getting a permit due to insufficiently deep footings on an illegally built addition. In addition the home is in a short sale but its listed at a steal for the area. Im told the bank had a contractor estimate the repairs at $15k to fix the issue to bring it up to code. What are some of this issues I could face if we decide to go down that route? Could we be liable for back taxes? Also, since the agent I am dealing with is representing the seller, should I be able to speak with a representative of the bank to find out information about the contractor and issues with the house? What are some things I should look out for in dealing with a home in this situation?