Born and raised in Coral Gables. In the early 2000’s, Ginger and Jeannett Slesnick formed a real estate team and, as brokers, began Slesnick & Jochem.
I recently contracted to have my roof replaced, and so far it has been a long, drawn-out ordeal.
I made the first payment two months ago and because of the new permitting process in the City of Coral Gables, and the extra hoops the roofer has to go through because I live in a historic Village, the actual permit has not yet been issued. The irony is that I thought it would take the roofer months to get the tiles, but it seems that the tiles have already arrived in Miami.
When I met with the roofer today, he said he anticipates another three months before he can get started. As realtors, we know that there are people so frustrated with the process, that homeowners across town are doing major projects without pulling the necessary permits. This has been happening for several years now. Since there are a limited number of ” code enforcement ” people on the streets, these projects are going unnoticed, so the trend will most likely continue. Coral Gables needs to address their lethargic process for the betterment of all. I am sure that the City had the best intentions when setting up the new automated system, but they must take notice that it is NOT WORKING and their reputation is at great risk.