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The Importance of Understanding Land Use and Zoning Laws before Entering into a Real Estate Transaction

When making the commitment to buy real estate for your home or grazing-land-1013tm-pic-1840business, it’s critical to understand the land use and zoning requirements of a particular tract of land. A Clermont Zoning Attorney can review the laws and ordinances in your area and help advise you before you sign a contract.

Understanding Land Use Laws and Zoning Ordinances

Florida has land use laws that reflect each county’s master plan for what type of activities can take place where. Individual tracts or areas of land may be zoned for commercial, agricultural, or residential use, for example. If you are looking for land to build a new business or home, it’s important to understand what options you have and that your proposed plan for the land complies with local law. A Land Use and Zoning Lawyer can help you analyze what’s required for a potential site.

How Zoning Requirements May Impact Property Owners

If you are a business owner looking to expand your business or set up shop in a new area, you’ll need to find property that’s appropriately zoned for commercial purposes. Likewise, residential homeowners looking to make improvements or remodels generally must research zoning ordinances that dictate they type and character of the structures they intend to build. A Clermont zoning attorney can help you with performing these tasks if you are unable.

What Happens if a Zoning Ordinance is Violated

Again, it’s important to understand what zoning laws may apply if you’re looking to either improve your home or business. If a zoning law is violated (i.e., a property owner erects a non-compliant outbuilding or fence, for example) a Clermont zoning attorney can discuss your options. Most counties have a zoning board where the property owner can apply for a variance. In the event a variance isn’t granted, the property owner may have the option of suing the municipality in court. Your Clermont zoning attorney can help you decide the next step.

To speak to an experienced Clermont Land Use and Zoning Attorney about your real estate transactions, contact the offices of Merideth Nagel, P.A., Attorney at Law. To set up a consultation, call 352-394-7408 or toll free at 877-580-6868.


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