Many property owners and investors need an attorney to handle the legal process of owning real estate or real estate development. The regulations and rules make it tricky, and because of planning permits, zoning permits, and incentives, there is a lot to accomplish.
Prior to building on a piece any property, the area must be zoned for the specific type of business. Land use attorneys can check the zoning on a piece of property. When rezoning is a possibility they can investigate and try to make any necessary changes.
Once a property is owned, the type of entitlement available, and the financing involved must be ascertained. A land use attorney can be the middlemen to make certain the development is in line, and the statutes are followed. Attorneys are necessary for legal documents, operating covenants, contracts, and easement agreements.
A dispute over an investment property is expensive, and can delay the development indefinitely. A land use attorney can figure out the problem and work out the details. A resolution if often achieved through mediation. Sometimes a trial is necessary so the problem can be worked out in court.
Although an attorney can be brought into the case at this point, it is preferable to have an attorney on retainer who has been involved from the beginning. They can prepare for a situation of this type, and prevent this from ever happening. Receiving a consultation from our San Diego land use and zoning law firm regarding this type of matter is an excellent way to begin.