Palmer, MA asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts

Q: I have a lot next door with no owner. How would I go about aquiring the lot? It abutts my property and 3 others.

There is a property next door to me that has no record of an owner. I have done some homework and have paperwork and boundaries for all of the properties around me, but nothing regarding a recent owner for this lot. I am interested in purchasing it, but have no idea who to purchase it from.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Espinosa
John Espinosa
  • Lowell, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Every property is owned by someone. Start with the tax assessor's office records, which should be online. From there you get an owner name address and deed reference that you can do further research with. for the registry of deeds records, including plans.

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