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Why square footage disputes arise in Connecticut

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2022 | Real Estate |

As anyone who has ever bought or sold real estate knows that there are many forms of disputes that can come up during the process. One of the most common disputes is over square footage.

Why do people care so much about square footage?

Square footage is important because it influences the price of a home. More square footage often means a higher price tag. So, when two people are arguing over how much square footage a home has, they are really arguing about how much money each person stands to gain or lose in the real estate investment.

Why do square footage disputes arise?

Square footage disputes arise for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is when the measurements on a blueprint or in public records don’t match up with what the homeowner believes.

Another common reason for square footage disputes is when someone has made an addition to their home without getting a permit. This can cause problems because it can be difficult to determine how much of the home should be included in the square footage calculation.

There are also times when people argue over whether or not a certain space should be counted as living space or not. For example, many people would include a garage in the square footage calculation while others would not.

You can solve square footage disputes in a variety of ways that don’t involve going to court. One option is to hire an appraiser to come and measure the property or real estate. This is often the most accurate way to determine how much square footage a home has. Another option is to use something called a “surveyor’s certificate.” This is a document that lists the square footage of a property as determined by a surveyor.