The term “eminent domain” can strike fear into the heart of any property owner in Delaware and, indeed, throughout the country. When this process impacts your property, it can become very personal for some people. After all, you put your hard-earned dollars into your...
Land Use And Zoning
Zoning laws and filing for a variance
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Mar 17, 2022 | Land Use And Zoning
When purchasing land in Delaware and elsewhere, property owners hope to use the land as they intend. However, obstacles can present some difficulties, creating challenges when it comes to utilizing their land for the purpose it was purchased for. Land use and zoning...
The basics of zoning laws and what they do
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Mar 3, 2022 | Land Use And Zoning
Zoning laws govern and direct the use of property which can have an impact on the value of the property. For that reason, property owners and those in the process of acquiring or selling property should be familiar with the impact of zoning laws. The basics of zoning...
What is the purpose of zoning laws?
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Aug 17, 2021 | Land Use And Zoning
Zoning laws play an important role in most communities, however, they also play an important role in property rights of many property owners. For that reason, buyers and sellers of property should be familiar with the impact of zoning laws on their property rights and...
When do I need permits to avoid land use and zoning problems?
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Jun 8, 2021 | Land Use And Zoning
Throughout Delaware, property owners are often trying to make improvements. That can include building a new structure entirely, adding enhancements to an existing structure or moving forward with renovations. There is nothing unusual about this. However, there can be...
Applying for and appealing a zoning variance
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | May 21, 2021 | Land Use And Zoning
The value of your property, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is based in a large part on how you can use that land. This means that zoning and use restrictions can hamper your enjoyment and capitalization on your property. But if you find out that the restrictions on...
What is a blighted area under eminent domain in Delaware?
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Feb 4, 2021 | Land Use And Zoning
Eminent domain is a unique and often misunderstood aspect of Delaware law. People who own property are not expecting the state to simply take it for its own use. However, it is a legal act and can be done under certain circumstances. Of course, the property owner is...
What do zoning laws regulate?
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Dec 28, 2020 | Land Use And Zoning
In general, zoning laws are used by municipalities to regulate the use and development of land. This can impact the day-to-day use of property and the value of the land as well. For that reason, property owners impacting by zoning regulations should be familiar with...
Zoning laws limit land use
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Sep 17, 2020 | Land Use And Zoning
Before purchasing a piece of property with a specific purpose in mind, it is important to first understand its zoning category. In Delaware, zoning designations limit land use as well as the type of structures that can be built on a piece of property. To prevent...
Land use — why you need an easement contract
On Behalf of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. | Jul 22, 2020 | Land Use And Zoning
Whether for personal or commercial use, owning a piece of land is a significant investment. Few -- if any -- property owners in Delaware anticipate having to let others use their properties for unintended purposes. You may have been surprised or even worried when...
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