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Zoning Litigation: Non-Conforming Uses Structures

Eastern Massachusetts Zoning and Land Use Lawyer for More Than 25 Years

If a legal issue arises regarding a nonconforming use or structure in zoning litigation in Eastern Massachusetts, the legal leadership you are seeking can be found at Phillips & Angley in Boston.

What is Non-Confirming Land?

Whenever a parcel of land, or existing structure or use fails to comply with current zoning bylaw or ordinance requirements, it is deemed to be “nonconforming.” Although pre-existing nonconforming lots, nonconforming structures and nonconforming uses are typically considered lawful — provided that they existed lawfully prior to the enactment or amendment of the zoning provision that rendered them presently nonconforming — any development, changes or alterations on the site or structure thereafter usually require special zoning relief from the local zoning board. The handling of such a nonconforming use, structure or lot is based on state and local zoning laws, and typically requires review by the zoning board, including a determination about what impact the use will have within the community.

Whether you are attempting to undertake construction on your own nonconforming lot, looking to change or enlarge an existing nonconforming structure, change a nonconforming use or simply oppose such changes proposed for a nearby nonconforming property, our office is equipped to assist you.

Experienced Real Estate Counsel Serving Massachusetts

The zoning lawyers of Phillips & Angley recognize the special challenges that come with representing your interests when dealing with nonconforming lots, structures and uses. For all nonconforming use, lot and structure matters, we work in a timely, effective manner so that the applicable statutes of limitations will not interfere with your objectives. Our law firm combines legal expertise, proven skills, creative strategies, efficiency, resources and attentive personal service — the same qualities and credentials that have built our law firm’s recognized reputation for results.

Thorough, Efficient Solutions and Focused, Formidable Counsel

If you are facing a nonconforming use, contact our law office in Boston. Call our firm today, toll free: 866-675-2109. Remote consultation options are available.