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Zoning Matters in New York City

NYC Zoning Litigation Lawyer Can Help

Zoning laws are in place in New York as a way to protect the public health and safety of the residents. The purpose of zoning is to regulate land use and control the size and types of buildings in the city. The first zoning code was made in New York City in 1916 and since then almost all large cities in the United States have adopted some sort of zoning code in order to regulate the use of the land in their city. Good zoning practices can have a large impact on a city. They are able to govern the city's physical growth in a way that safeguards neighborhoods with history and ensures that development design standards are sustainable and in line with the city's standards.

Types of Issues in Real Estate Transactions Relating to Zoning Code

Zoning code can effect real estate transactions and turn them into complicated legal issues. If you have encountered a zoning issue in your real estate matter, a skilled New York City litigation lawyer may be able to help.

The attorneys at our firm are skilled at representing clients in any of the following matters when dealing with zoning issues:

  • Building permits
  • Property line disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Land use problems
  • Easement disputes

Dictations Within Zoning Code in New York City

New York City is split up into zones and the code regulates the ways in which property in each zone can be used. Most people have no idea where the zones are or what zoning code means but zoning issues are common when it comes to real estate decisions. In order to gain understanding of the exact zoning situation in your area contact The Law Office of Steven R. Sutton right away.

Zoning code can regulate any type of matter in real estate, including:

  • The size of buildings (floor area ratios)
  • How the buildings can be used
  • The amount of units allowed in residential buildings
  • Parking requirements on the property
  • The amount of open space needed on the property

If you are considering making changes to your land or property, zoning codes must be followed. To ensure that your plans are aligned with the regulations you have to receive a permit from the city that lays out your plan and how it follows zoning code. If you file for a special permit or ask for authorization to carry out plans that do not conform to zoning code then you may be able to receive an approval and fulfill your plan. For assistance in pursuing a project plan obtain a NYC litigation lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.

Seek Representation from a New York City Litigation Attorney Today for Assistance

Oftentimes, matters involving complications of zoning code can be settled by using mediation and negotiation. Our lawyers are familiar with this type of dispute resolution and we may be able to help resolve your issue without entering the court room. If; however, the matter needs to be settled in court we are experienced and able to represent our clients aggressively through that method of resolution as well.

The Law Office of Steven R. Sutton has been established for over 30 years and we have handled any type of business and New York City real estate litigation matter. We know the ins and outs of zoning code and the effects that the regulations have on real estate transactions.

If you are dealing with a zoning matter contact a NYC real estate litigation lawyer right away.

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