My question involves real estate located in the State of: New York (Westchester Cty)
I am buying a house in Westchester, NY. The building dept has dragged their feet the entire process. Over 2 months to return a title search with mostly bogus violations. All but one of the violations were immediately disputed by an Architect. The last was cleared shortly after. This caused us to have to extend a lease on an apt and pay a fee for month to month rent. Now the new cert of occupancy has been sitting on a desk waiting to be signed for over a week. Our commitment from the bank is about to run out which will cause us to take another lease extension. If so this process could cost me thousands more than it already has as I would have to pay more rent, more public trans fees, and more fees to the bank to re process. Can I threaten any sort of legal action. Everyone has been making daily calls to the building dept including Agents, the sellers, and even the bank!
Please help, I really don't want it to come down to us having to sue them for reimbursement, I just want to be able to get them to pick up the pace as we need to close next week. What's frustrating is we've been dealing with this dept for almost 3 months now and I know the "guy" who's supposed to be signing this stuff doesn't work on Fridays and takes off early very often.