I Know Someone That Built A Home On The Wrong Lot!


(Palmdale, Ca)

At first I was baffled. I asked myself "how can this really happen"? With all of the stringent city and county requirements of new construction it doesn't seem likely. And to boot, the person this happened to was a licensed contractor!

Well the gist of the circumstances were this: The buyer/builder purchased a residential lot that was marked typically with a real estate sign. There happened to be another vacant lot similar in features adjacent to the one being offered for sale. The real estate sign was on the wrong lot and everyone involved assumed is was the correct property.

No one caught the mistake. Not the seller, real estate agent, buyer, general contractor, title inspector, lender, appraiser or even the building inspector. Pretty scary!

I wonder how this could have been avoided. Can someone please tell me?

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