No building permit, septic tank permit, or other development permit shall be issued for any lot, tract, or parcel of land divided in violation of this code or of chapter 58.17 RCW, unless the authority authorized to issue such permit finds that the public interest would not be adversely affected thereby. The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to an innocent purchaser for value without actual notice. All purchasers’ or transferees’ property shall comply with the provisions of chapter 58.17 RCW and each purchaser or transferee may recover damages from any person or agent, including any amount reasonably spent as a result of an inability to obtain any development permit and any amount spent to conform to the requirements of this code, as well as cost of investigation, suit, and reasonable attorney’s fees occasioned thereby. Such purchaser or transferee may, as an alternative to conforming the property to these requirements, rescind the sale or transfer and recover cost of investigation, suit, and reasonable attorney’s fees occasioned thereby. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003).