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Zoning lawsuit brings Massachusetts condo project to halt

A zoning lawsuit can seriously delay a construction project, racking up substantial fees and potentially other consequences. With the help of a real estate and commercial law firm, however, such delays might be avoided. If that's not possible, the opportunity for a settlement might arise through negotiations.

What regulations and laws govern homeowner associations?

A potato field on Long Island became the first modern planned development. It was known as Levittown and contained more than 17,000 homes. In the deeds to the homes, there were restrictive covenants that prohibited such things as putting laundry lines in the front yard. There was no formal homeowners association, though.

When can you sue your homeowners' association?

For many Massachusetts residents who live in condos, townhouses and certain communities, homeowners' associations can sometimes feel like the bane of our existence. They can tell us how high we can grow our trees, what color blinds we can hang, how many pets we can have and much more.

Massachusetts condo developer fighting multiple legal battles

Throughout Massachusetts, multi-unit residential developments like condominiums provide much-needed housing options for residents. In order to build one or more condominium buildings, a developer must ensure that the purchased land is zoned for multi-unit residential use and that there are no other existing zoning, land-use or environmental laws that may inhibit development.

Recognizing discrimination in the enforcement of HOA rules

Imagine for a moment that you are living in a development that has a homeowners association. Despite the added expense each month, you're fairly happy with the association because they have rules in place that make sure that everyone living in the development is in compliance with these rules, thereby greatly reducing the likelihood of a disputes between neighbors.

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