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Does your land access dispute have you at wits' end?

When you own a piece of property in Massachusetts, there is no better feeling than the freedom to do what you want with it. However, if you have been involved in a land access dispute, or some other issue in terms of what you or others are doing on your land, you may be frustrated with the situation. If you are looking to conduct business, but have been barred from doing so on the property you own due to land use and zoning laws, it may be time to petition the city or state.

Living in the United States, we are granted many freedoms. If you own property, you may think these freedoms extend from each corner of your property. However, a zoning law or some other restriction set by the city or state could limit the activities you can conduct on your property. For example, you may have plans to run a business on your property, and therefore you may want to make your property a commercially zoned piece of property.

Cities and states designate zoning based on a variety of factors including public safety and a mix of residential and commercial areas. Generally, you don't see a factory smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood, and this is for obvious reasons. However, with the nature of business changing every day, some businesses would be appropriately located in or near residential areas that are not currently zoned this way. There are ways to petition for access to the land use you wish for on your property.

At Phillips & Angley, we want to help you achieve your land use goals. There could be a variety of factors standing in a person's way. We seek to discover them and combat them appropriately. City code could be a factor in how the law is applied to your property. There could be larger government bodies' laws and regulations that impact it as well.

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