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November 2018 Archives

What is an easement?

Easements are an important part of property law to understand. They can also sometimes be complex to understand which is why landowners should be familiar with how easements work and ensure they have all their questions about easements answered.

Protecting the property rights of landowners

Zoning and land use laws can have a big impact on property rights and the ability of a property owner to put their property to the use they envision for it. As a result, property owners should always understand local zoning rules and land use laws, the impact they have on their property and the legal resources and tools available to help address concerns that might come up related to zoning regulations and land use.

Do you know everything there is to know about your property?

You may think you know everything there is to know about your Massachusetts property, but you probably do not. Various issues of which you were unaware could impact the way you use your property, and it is smart to avoid complications by learning as much as you can about the building or land you own. One way to do this is by having a survey of your property done.

Navigating the site plan review process

A site plan assesses the potential impact of a development on the community. Local municipalities usually require this review, which considers layouts and designs. Real estate developers and landowners rely on approval to move forward with projects. Site plan reviews are also important in protecting resources and following zoning requirements.

Zoning considerations when looking to relocate your business

Relocating a business can be a major undertaking, and your decision to do so involves many considerations. If you determine that relocation is an appropriate step for your business, you will want to carefully research your business’ next possible location. Zoning laws will be an important facet of this research because they determine the allowed uses of properties and control things like noise level, parking, air quality, signage and building requirements.

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