The No. 1 sign that you live in Los Angeles isn’t that you’re always 30 minutes late, adore In-n-Out burgers, or wear your Lululemon gear all over town. No, it’s the fact that you, your neighbor and your neighbor’s neighbor likely lives in a home with an unpermitted addition or alteration. No one knows the … Continue reading THE REAL DIRTT: Who Cares If You’re Living With Unpermitted Structures; It’s L.A., Baby!

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