Q: I live across the street from a developer who used to play nice. You knew what was going to be built 6 months in

advance, I checked the plans that often. Then BOOM, they are bulldozing across the street and I get told one day “that is not an office building across the street they are building—it’s gonna be a hotel!”


It’s been a few years.

Do Towns or Developers have to notify you that such a type of business has to notify you??? And the town is not enforcing planning board ideas to curb light and noise pollution which has severely decreased my property value. I was here first and I feel my personal real property value has been destroyed.

1 Lawyer Answer
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your concern about neighboring development is understandable. However, there is no way to provide a meaningful response to your inquiry based upon the information you have provided.

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