Who is responsible? 0r are we out the money? We now have liquidate our assest. The landlord did not inform the Township we were the new owner. The cost to bring it to code is $7000 -$7500.
Am I understanding correctly-- you have had the shop for a while, (long enough for the lease to be up) -- correct? How is it that you just discovered the shop was in violation? And, in violation of what? Tax payments? Compliance safety and health requirements? Did you do your due diligence before purchasing the shop? If so, how did you not know it was in violation? You shield consukt with a Michigan business attorney as soon as possible.
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You're not making sense. If you were leasing, and you've moved out, why would you have to bring the space up to code? What were you going to sell? Do you own the building, were leasing to someone else, their lease expired, and now you want to sell? Who is the landlord that didn't notify the township that you were the new owner? And, when/how did you acquire the property?
You have to clarify the question before anyone can provide you with an adequate answer.
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