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Land-Use Control

  Activities such as Zoning, the regulation of the development of real estate, and city planning. Land-use controls have been a part of Western civilization since the Roman Empire in 450 b.c. promulgated regulations concerning setback lines of buildings from…

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Building Codes

  A series of ordinances enacted by a state or local governmental entity, establishing minimum requirements that must be met in the construction and maintenance of buildings. Building codes have been used by governmental units for centuries to ensure that…

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Adjoining Landowners

Those persons, such as next-door and backyard neighbors, who own lands that share common boundaries and therefore have mutual rights, duties, and liabilities. The reciprocal rights and obligations of adjoining landowners existed at Common Law but have been modified by…

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Quiet Enjoyment

  A Covenant that promises that the grantee or tenant of an estate in real property will be able to possess the premises in peace, without disturbance by hostile claimants. Quiet enjoyment is a right to the undisturbed use and…

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Eminent Domain

The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. Federal, state, and…

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The ins and outs of zoning

Zoning ordinances and regulations are laws setting limits on how you can use your property. Cities, counties, townships and other local governments use zoning laws to guide development and shape the community, usually under an overall zoning plan. Why Zoning…

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Boundary by Acquiescence

In the event that you and the adjoining landowner cannot peaceably resolve the boundary line dispute it may be necessary to hire legal counsel. If your case progresses, one of the first things a court considers is how the previous…