Zoning

July 5, 2020

Zoning Relief

Urban planners and government leaders are tasked with making a city a pleasant, safe, and practical place to live. They satisfy this important goal by using zoning ordinances to lay out the terms for which property throughout the city can be used.

When these laws compromise the manner in which ...

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July 5, 2020

Zoning Change Variances

Zoning laws are designed to make a city or municipality a safer, effective, and more pleasant place to live and in which to do business. However, when these ordinances run afoul of a property owner's intended use for a home, business, or other asset, this person may be forced ...

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July 5, 2020

Zoning

Municipal authorities are tasked with deciding how their cities should be divided among commercial and private land owners. These divisions, created through a set of ordinances called zoning laws, enhance the function and appearance of a city. They also safeguard historic districts that otherwise could be compromised because of private ...

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July 5, 2020

Land Use and Zoning

Many property owners do not give zoning ordinances a second thought after they buy their homes, businesses, or plots of land. They continue with their normal lives until these ordinances somehow impact their ownership and use of their property.

When land use and zoning practices threaten your home, business, or ...

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July 3, 2020

Adverse Possession

A cornerstone of the American concept of ownership of real property is that the owner of a property has exclusive right to use that property as he or she desires, at least so far as use does not result in harm to another or run afoul of statutory law or ...

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