Solutions for Land Use Issues in Warren and Sussex Counties
Counsel for both residential and commercial property owners
While purchasing commercial or residential property can be a very profitable move, it can also open up a range of legal issues. Land use issues, codes, and maintenance and landlord/tenant matters can pop up frequently and consume a great deal of your time. That is why property owners in Warren and Sussex Counties can benefit from having reliable legal counsel readily available when these issues arise. At the law firm of Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C., we have advised property owners in northwestern New Jersey for decades regarding all types of land use issues. Our attorneys help you work with government regulators, neighboring property owners and tenants to resolve real estate issues quickly and effectively.
What are land use regulations?
Just because you own real property does not mean you can use it in any way you see fit. Various land use regulations can limit the rights of property owners and require them to submit to oversight by local and state agencies:
- Zoning ordinances
- Environmental regulations
- Noise and light regulations
- Building and maintenance codes
Zoning ordinances can be especially burdensome, because they can wholly prevent you from putting a piece of property to its desired use. These ordinances strictly regulate what types of uses are permissible in each area. While these uses can generally be classified as residential, commercial and industrial, most New Jersey zoning codes further classify these three broad categories into numerous subcategories. Understanding which category pertains to your intended use is essential before purchasing or modifying a piece of property. An experienced business law attorney can analyze your business plan to help you choose a use and location that will not raise problems with the local zoning board.
Resolving land use issues
If you are committed to putting a piece of land to a particular use or have already purchased the property and have begun improvements, New Jersey land use law does allow you to develop differently than the zoning code allows under certain limited circumstances. Obtaining a variance can allow you to use your property in a way that does not strictly comport with the zoning ordinance. Land Use boards, however, do not issue variances lightly. They will only do so only if there are compelling special reasons for it and the proposed variance would not adversely affect the public good or substantially undermine the purposes of the zoning plan. If you are interested in pursuing a variance, our attorneys at Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C.can help you gather the evidence you need to build a case and then represent you before the zoning board.
Contact a firm with nearly 50 years of experience in New Jersey land use issues
Having practiced in Newton for nearly half a century, the law firm of Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C. has built an excellent reputation and rapport with regulators and zoning boards in Warren and Sussex Counties. This allows us to work more effectively to resolve zoning and land use issues for commercial and residential properties. Call our office today at 973-383-3233 or contact us online to set up a meeting with one of our attorneys to find out what we can do for you.