If you have been a part of any real estate development or expansion project—from adding a pool in your back yard to building a condominium—you have had to deal with land use and zoning regulations. Requirements can be quite specific and complex, and misunderstandings or non-compliance can have a serious negative effect on your budget and your timelines.
Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen, LLP can help you negotiate through the complex maze of land use and zoning matters. Our firm represents clients in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Verona and surrounding New Jersey communities. If you are exploring any development project, work with one of our experienced real estate attorneys to uncover potential restrictions and obstacles early in the process.
Rules, Rules and More Rules
Our team of skilled lawyers works with the local zoning and land use regulations and governing authorities every day. Over the years we have developed close working relationships with them. Our familiarity with the existing restrictions, both the common and the obscure, allows us to mitigate risks for our clients and to head off any last minute surprises. From fence height restrictions to building proximity rules, we stay current on requirements whether they have been on the books for decades or they have only been added recently.
Our goal is to help you complete your development or improvement project in the most cost-effective manner possible. To that end, we can represent you in matters such as:
- Reviewing plans to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements
- Seeking approvals and special permits
- Filing the appropriate zoning applications
- Presenting your matter in front of the Municipal Planning and Zoning Board
- Requesting a variance or rezoning
- Challenging an ordinance
- Settling boundary disputes