Zoning is when a local community sets aside certain land for certain purposes such as residential use or commercial use (for stores or businesses). Local governments set and approve zoning ordinances and developers sometimes go in front of zoning boards to ask for changes. Learn how zoning can affect what you’re doing with your property.
Who's responsible when you buy a property and you later discover that it's zoned incorrectly? How can you go about rezoning a property? What role should a real estate attorney play in a closing and how can a real estate attorney help you with zoning issues?
Zoning codes generally regulate your home's size, how close it can be built to the street, how tall it can be, how close it can be to neighbors, how many stories can be built and whether you can use it as a single family home or multi-family home, among many other restrictions and rules. e may be the homeowners best bet. Most municipalities with zoning ordinances have rather broad authority to regulate rules and regulations relating to zoning.
A homeowner wants to retain part of their lot before selling the home to a family member. Talk to the local zoning department of your municipality to find out about minimum acreage requirements and any other restrictions. The sub-division should definitely be included in the real estate contract, and a real estate attorney should be consulted before any deal is finalized.
A neighboring apartment building is taking advantage of one owner's yard and caused some damage. The homeowner has to check if he gave consent or if there is an easement on his property. But whether or not the neighbors have an easement to use theland, they should pay to repair any damage done.
How many lots does it take to build a commerical property? And what do you do when your family owns a vacation home and no one wants to pay to fix it up? WGN Money Saving expert is here with the answers.
A home owner with five acres of land wants to divide and sell the land. There is a lengthy process to subdivide your land. The first thing you need to do is find out is the zoning classification for your property. You need to determine the minimum lot size requirements and other zoning restrictions for your property. Your city or village hall should be able to assist you in determining the zoning classification and other zoning requirements for your land. You should probably talk to your local building and zoning department and ask someone to walk you through the process.
Learn what to consider for a large scale home improvement plan. It helps to work with an architect, contractor and building department if the home improvement project includes building up or building out on the existing home. An architect and contractor can help put the home improvement project in financial and logistical perspective - whether building up or building out on the existing home is a possibility.