A builder has bought lots behind the two front abutting properties for residential development. The builder asked the two abutting property owners to vacate or sign his lawyer's legal paperwork ceding their portions of the paper street to him. The builder can access the property for... Read more »
Anyone may improve the road subject to municipal requirements as the municipal 'owns' the right of way. If an application to vacate the private road, one half goes to each property that abuts the right of way. It would be worthwhile speaking to the municipal engineer to determine whether...Read more »
First take pictures of damage and, if possible pieces of what fell on car. Report damage to police department of your municipality, Get estimate to repair damages and notify your carrier. Then approach your neighbor and ask for neighbor for name and address of contractor. Write letter to both...Read more »
I currently have a summons to appear for a Trash/Debris ticket in my Municipality. We requested the Town to send us pictures after numerous times of us cleaning all areas seen by the public we reviewed the photos from Code Enforcement for it to reveal they entered our backyard without permission... Read more »
The owner of the property on which the retaining wall is located. The exact position of the wall should be shown on the survey of the property. Any questions about the construction should be addressed to the municipal building inspector.
Recently purchased property in Holland Township New Jersey with a old, non working septic. We would like to replace it with a more environmentally friendly system because we are extremely close to a stream and have a high water table. We are hoping to put in new incinerating toilets and gray water... Read more »
I recently purchased a home in Lower Twp. One side of the property abuts a paper street that is ~100 years old. The street begins between my property and my neighbor, is 40' wide, and 425' long with ~40% of it deemed wet land at the opposite end. This paper street essentially makes my... Read more »
Your best solution is to approach the governing body of the municipality and ask that the street e vacated. Were this to be done, the property would be split in half and deeded to the appropriate property owners.
If all rooms are accessible to all persons residing in the house and the house meets occupancy limits, the house conforms. If any part of the hose is accessible by only one tenant, then it is a multiple family. It then is illegal. The test is often to check if there are locks on the doors.
There are two methods of obtaining a property right against the owner of real estate. They are a claim for adverse possession and a claim for a prescriptive easement. The success is making such a claim is highly dependent on factual considerations and compliance with statutory requirements and case...Read more »
My house I bought sits on 4 acres. The seller inherited the land from his grandparents. My next door neighbor is the previous owners brother who owns an identical lot to mine. Behind my property is a planted field with corn by the previous owners uncle. The guy I bought it from used to let his... Read more »
There are several issues that need to be addressed. The first is whether there was a written lease giving the mower the right to continue to mow. Did the affidavit of title disclosed the lease? Was the prior owner receiving farmland real estate abatement for the property taxes. If so, dis the prior...Read more »
They are now threatening to auction off the property! What are my rights? What is NJ law under these circumstances? This all came about due to request for vacation in order to build new house up to property line. Don’t we own the lot along with neighbour due to abandonment?
You need to take your lease to an experienced NJ civil litigation and contracts attorney, who can provide you with meaningful advice. You may need special licensing, insurance and permits as well. All this takes time, especially if you have a tight schedule. You did not mention what town you are...Read more »
I have been told that once a developer submits a site plan application they are protected from local ordinance changes or state regulation changes. I read the NJ Municipal Land Use Law as affording such protections only after an applicant receives Preliminary Site Plan approval.
My response only address the land use issues portion of your broad question. You will need to meet with the zoning officer to discuss what is required under the municipal ordinances to determine if the use is fully compliant and to obtain an occupancy permit. If not fully compliant and depending on...Read more »
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