Contributed By Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Land use lawyers or consultants will review public zoning information, review the public record for any proposed changes, request the seller to provide any written documentation received from government agencies regarding proposed changes, and investigate applicable uses, such as use or height restrictions.
In certain development situations, an owner may enter into a development agreement, which is a contract between the city and developers, or a disposition development agreement. This will establish parameters for what needs to be developed and any waivers of otherwise imposed zoning requirements. The owners' rights under such agreements are often assignable to a purchaser.