Princeton Junction, NJ asked in Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey

Q: I’m going for variance with township to build bigger house than it’s allowed in that zone , -it is empty undersized LOT.

I’m going for variance with township to build bigger house than it’s allowed in that zone , -Mine is empty undersized LOT New construction .

As part of variance application process , When I sent a letter to my neighbor, if he’s interested in selling any Partial LOT or full LOT, he responded saying that he wants to sell his house for 400K. or else he’s going to object my variance application. One thing to note here is , he cannot sell partial LOT because his LOT is undersized lot .

If I refuse to buy his house , Will it stand in the court scrutiny that I’m not creating self-imposed “hardship” . Remember, because his lot is also undersized lot, and I must demolish his house before I put my new house.

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Applying for a variance is a maze of difficlties. I would suggest that you retain the services of an attorney familiar with land use applications,

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