Contributed By MMC Africa Law
Zoning is a system of land use regulation in various urban areas and cities which designates permitted uses of land based on mapped zones.
The three main zoning classifications are residential, commercial and industrial.
Due diligence will basically involve review of the relevant county zoning bylaw, including communication between the seller and the relevant county regarding the current degree of compliance with zoning laws.
Special conditions of the title would also indicate the permitted use of the property. It will therefore be important to conduct a search on the title to confirm the permitted use.
Development agreements between public authorities and developers are not provided for in the statutes.