I would like to buy the home but I fear upon purchase, the house would go into a 6 month occupancy (required by the town). I would prefer to keep the house year round. Is there a workaround? Has new legislation opened things up?
The reasons for a town to restrict the occupancy of a home from year-round to 6 months may vary depending on the specific regulations and zoning laws in that area. However, it is often done to preserve the character of the community, maintain the quality of life for residents, and prevent...View More
An abutter (private parcel, NOT part of the HOA/subdivision) wants to develop their adjacent lot for a single family home in Massachusetts. Certain people have suggested that this parcel may be forced to become subject to the HOA covenants, even though those covenants, maps and recorded deeds... View More
Based on your explanation of the situation, if the HOA documents do not describe the abutting property as part of the HOA, it is not subject to the HOA covenants. I cannot think of circumstances under which abutting property could be 'forced' to become part of the HOA unless there is...View More
My Grandmother left 2 lands in PR to 4 siblings more then 50 years ago. My mother was leaving in one of the land and my uncle build a house in the second land. All siblings has deceased. I went to PR to find out under who's name was both lands. Theres no record of registration couldn't... View More
It sounds like the first step would be to contact a real estate attorney In Puerto Rico to see if there is real estate still owned by your grandmother. If there is, then the next step would be to determine where your grandmother was a resident at the time of her death as the law of the State of...View More
I was having a rough couple years domestic violence, health ,unfortunately , I owe real state taxes for the city of Methuen they want to foreclose on my property can I make a payment plan is there anything I can do , my situation has change and I’m able to pay the taxes moving forward and setting... View More
On a tiny private road only 15-20 feet wide, my neighbors (before my home) have been using it as a parking lot. It's not impassible, but it makes life difficult as we can't see down the street from our driveway due to the blockage, and now the kids have this reduced view when riding their... View More
I live in a private neighborhood my house has a separate piece of land that I pay taxes on and the paper road was designed for this piece of land. My Neigbor is trying to Claim the whole paper road as his front yard? He’s even trying to clear my half of the paper road from its natural brush so... View More
Under the derelict fee statute, G.L. c. 183, s. 58, title to property abutting a way carries with it either (i) ownership to the midpoint of the way, when the grantor retains land on the other side of the same; or (ii) ownership of the entire width of the way, when the grantor does not own land on...View More
Whenever a period of time is prescribed for the taking of an action by Landlord or Tenant (other than the payment of the Security Deposit or Rent), the period of time for the performance of such action shall be extended by the number of days... View More
This is legal especially if the zone that the house resides in already allows for multifamily use. Is the home being used as/designed for a multifamily use? Does the valuation on the home reflect a multifamily or single-family designation?
If the well was on your property and you sold the land, you should have made some provision for retaining an interest in that land, like an easement, so you can keep using the well. If you did not, there may be an issue with the current owner because if you have no easement, you may not have a...View More
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.
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. Www.masslandrecords.com for the registry of deeds records, including plans.
I have not found any regulations stating that an apartment may not have two kitchens in Massachusetts. I'm moving in with a couple that recently had their apartment combined with another unit and the landlord capped the gas in the second kitchen under the impression (or advisory) that it was... View More
It depends on your local zoning and building rules. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...View More
A boatyard that is now being used for heavy equipment. Construction vehicles coming and going, gravel, concrete, dust, noise, etc. From quiet and peaceful to slamming of dump truck doors at 8:00 AM 5 days a week, The noise is nerve racking. Less than 30 yards from my windows. Thank you for any... View More
It depends on the zoning. You can sue for nuisance and report illegal noise disturbance to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...View More
We own a condo with an HOA, we have two children ages 2 and 5 (one who has developmental delays and is a little loud at times.) The HOA, siting numerous complaints from several neighbors (who they do not identify), fined us for violations that directly/indirectly are due to children living and... View More
Have a lawyer review the terms of your HOA agreement and specific facts of your dispute. I handle such matters. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials,...View More
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