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If the owner occupied the sturcture prior to obtaining a C of O, the owner in in violation of the UBC and subject to the laws of the local authority.  If there is a descripsency, this needs to be resolved prior to isssuance of a C of O. The engineer does not have the authority to overrule the building department. The issue should be taken up with the building official. Generally, the local ordinances will have the penelities listed, building voilations such as this would be a misdeandor.
TOm Liberty
supervising Plans Examiner
Precision Inspection   Company
----- Original Message -----
From: Melbec
To: Seaint
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 1999 8:48 PM
Subject: Owner force himself to occupy the bldg

A building inspector did not issue certificate of occupancy to the owner of the building because he is not satisfied yet with the way the building built (per UBC according to him).  The Owner force himself and occupy the building instead, because the Engineer said it's safe (obviously just to collect the remaining unpaid professional fee and the most of it feel and sure that his design is safe).
Will the building Inspector sue the Owner and force him to vacate the building or the Engineer will prevail on this?
This is the argument between the Engineer and the Inspector and I was there and happened to be with their table.
I know that the building Inpector has the power legally to whatever he say as long as he is following the building code standard.  This is not our problem and mine but it is a good topic to discuss, any comments?
Geoffrey Melchor