Arizona Land Use & Zoning Questions & Answers

Q: Property purchased and can't use because it is a water retention area with basin. What can i do about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 6, 2018
Peter H. Westby's answer
You may have an action for damages or rescission of contract due to the non-disclosure of this circumstance, but this is not something that you should handle on your own. I strongly recommend that you seek the assistance of an attorney. Once your attorney has all the facts and has researched this matter, he or she can advise you as to your legal rights and options.

Q: I'm thinking of buying some land. Someone else owns the mineral rights. Can they drill on my land as much as they want?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 19, 2017
Gregory Andrews Cade's answer
In areas where mineral exploitation is common, the mineral owner might choose to exercise his rights to access and mine the minerals owned. The landowner is protected by state and local laws regulating the period of drilling or the depth of excavation. To evaluate a potential investment, consult a lawyer in your area experienced in mineral law. Good luck.

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