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Abandoned or Suspended Construction

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Reviewed Date: April 21, 2020

Original Author: 
Broughton, Jeff
Date of Material: 
Dec 20, 2013


Subjects:
Construction--Laws and regulations--Tennessee
Contractors--Laws and regulations
Building permits
Building codes--Laws and regulations

Abandoned or Suspended Construction

Summary: 
When construction on a residential structure fails inspection and the contractor chooses to walk away from the job, what action can the City take to have the structure either (1) removed, or (2) brought up to code and is the action against the contractor who pulled the permit and/or the property owner for which the contractor is employed?

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