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Is real estate permitting easier with a renewable project?

When a real estate developer is applying for real estate permits, getting approval from a federal agency is certainly a positive sign. However, it's not necessarily a guarantee of smooth sailing in the realm of real estate law.

Is obtaining a real estate permit approval ever easy?

Information about the various permits and approvals needed to move forward with a commercial development project is provided on the websites maintained by many municipal governments in Massachusetts. For example, the Boston Redevelopment authority maintains a website where information about zoning and planning can be found.

Court issued zoning dispute ruling after construction had begun

In several recent posts, we've explored the importance of obtaining permits and investigating applicable zoning laws. Without that work, zoning disputes might arise and cause significant delay and/or expense.

Strategies for approaching lease disputes, negotiations

In Massachusetts, state law governs certain aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. In fact, the website of the Attorney General of Massachusetts contains helpful information about tenancies established by written lease and those at-will. The information is helpful for prospective tenants, especially those who might not know that they have certain protected rights. 

Worcester city leaders propose new zoning for open spaces

Zoning laws in Massachusetts are not set in stone, as a recent article reminds us. According to a recent vote of a Worcester City Council subcommittee, local developers may have to pay heed to new open space considerations.

Boston mayor creates new zoning chief position

If readers needed a sign that local zoning disputes can be big business, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently created a new senior-level zoning chief for Boston’s City Hall. The position’s duties include making regulatory and operational recommendations that impact the Boston area.

Landlords segregate their amenities for high-paying tenants

In either a residential or commercial real estate context, an attorney might caution against unwritten easements or rights. Although current neighbors might permit certain rights of shared access or use, a new owner might bristle at any such unofficial arrangements. 

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