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Tag: Land Court

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Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

02/27/2015   |   BY Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer Ioli Connelly

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

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

10/22/2014   |   BY Thomas P. Gorman

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

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

09/24/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Massachusetts Registered Land – A Primer

07/08/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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

04/07/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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

04/01/2014   |   BY Peter Friedenberg

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

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

05/09/2013   |   BY Paula G. Curry

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