Tag: Land Court

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on February 27, 2015

On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot... Read More »

Preexisting, Nonconforming Uses and Structures: A Recent Appeals Court Clarification

By Thomas P. Gorman on October 22, 2014

Revisions to local zoning ordinances look prospectively. Thus, when a zoning ordinance is enacted prohibiting a specific use in any particular... Read More »

Recorded Deed with Defective Acknowledgement Fails to Provide Constructive Notice to Third Parties

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 24, 2014

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently held that a real property grantee could not be... Read More »

Massachusetts Registered Land – A Primer

By Andrew Royce on July 8, 2014

Many out-of-state attorneys and real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the existence of registered land in Massachusetts. Approximately 15 to... Read More »

Appeals Court Rejects Buyer’s Attempt to Enforce Seller’s Conditional Acceptance

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 7, 2014

The Massachusetts Appeals Court in Host v. Gray recently affirmed a Land Court decision dismissing a buyer’s claim seeking specific... Read More »

This couldn’t happen in my mixed-use condominium….or could it?

By Peter Friedenberg on April 1, 2014

I just finished reading an article about a recent Superior Court case, Board of Trustees of the Gates of Greenwood... Read More »

Can Solar Farms and Backyard Gardens Co-Exist? Zoning Tensions Flare in Massachusetts

By Paula G. Curry on May 9, 2013

Imagine you’ve just purchased your dream home in the ‘burbs. Your patio has just been finished. Your beautiful 2-acre lot,... Read More »

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