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Court Will Not Enjoin Issuance Of Land Use Permits Where None Yet Applied
Any stock brokerage website will tell you that "past performance is not indicative of future results."
United States
13 Sep 2018
Maryland Increases Funding Of 2019 Animal Waste To Energy Grant Program
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) recently announced a $2 million increase to the available funds for the Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program for the 2019 fiscal year.
United States
28 Aug 2018
Grandfathering And Continuing Nonconformities In North Carolina
Last time, linked here, we introduced you to the concept of nonconformity laws in North Carolina.
United States
19 Feb 2018
A Primer On Zoning Nonconformities In North Carolina
Zoning laws, like any other laws, can change from time to time.
United States
15 Feb 2018
Developer-Buyer Beware: Calling Assumed Improvement Bonds In North Carolina Can Be Complex
In 2007, Developer Clarion-Reames, LLC ("Clarion") sought to construct a residential housing development in Charlotte, North Carolina.
United States
15 Dec 2017
Hey, Man, I Started The Ruckus—You Can't Leave Me Behind
Anybody who practices land use law knows that it's an arcane area with layers of local and state laws (and sometimes federal laws) baked into every proceeding.
United States
21 Dec 2016
Rule Against Perpetuities And Leases In North Carolina
In recent years, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina has handed down two decisions which make very clear that the common law rule against perpetuities doctrine is alive and well...
United States
23 Nov 2016
Politics And Impartiality = Oil And Water
Sometimes, the simplest, local example teaches the deepest, global lesson – politics and impartiality do not mix.
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16 Nov 2016
Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood… And I Took The Smooth, Safe Path
Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken is a great American poem about choices.
United States
8 Nov 2016
What's An 18 Hour City?
Ely Portillo, of the Charlotte Observer, brings us all up to speed on defining commonly thrown about real estate development jargon.
United States
24 Oct 2016
Quicksands And Cutting Edges of the Law: Do Municipal Utility Customers Possess Due Process And Vested Rights To Continued Sewerage Service?
Sometimes, I read a court's opinion and put it aside because it is thought provoking beyond its facts and outcome. The case of United States Cold Storage, Inc. v. Town of Warsaw, __ N.C. App. ___, 784 S.E. 2d 575 (April 5, 2016) falls into this category.
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22 Oct 2016
A Primer On Zoning Variances In North Carolina
What is a "variance" in the zoning context? Simply, it is relief from -- or a variation of -- the application of a zoning law to a particular piece of property.
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18 Oct 2016
N.C. Court Of Appeals Affirms Local Government Board's Recusal Of One Of Its Own Members In Quasi-Judicial Proceeding
A quasi-judicial land use proceeding requires an impartial decisionmaker, like any courtroom proceeding.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Less Is More?: New North Carolina Law Clarifies When Building Permits Are NOT Required
A new law took effect in North Carolina on October 1, 2016, and it affects the need for building permits.
United States
13 Oct 2016
Let's Talk North Carolina Leases: The Leased Premises Is Primary
We talked in our last piece about the parties to a lease, and the nuances of that requirement.
United States
29 Sep 2016
N.C. Court of Appeals: Absent Notice to the Federal Government, Foreclosure for Unpaid Local Taxes Won't Extinguish Federal Tax Lien
North Carolina is a "pure race" state, for real estate title purposes. That is, "first to record an interest in land holds an interest superior to all other purchases for value, regardless of actual or constructive notice as to other, unrecorded conveyances."
United States
29 Sep 2016
A Distinction Without A Difference
In our April blog post we noted that the North Carolina Supreme Court had accepted Quality Homes case for review.
United States
26 Aug 2016
No Doubting Thomases Allowed!
Expert appraisers have testified that the proposed development will not adversely affect values of properties adjacent to this new development.
United States
29 Jul 2016
John Cooke, Mike Thelen to Speak on Vested Rights at NCAMA Summer Conference
Womble Carlyle Land Use & Zoning attorneys John Cooke and Mike Thelen will be among the speakers at the 2016 North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys Summer Conference. The event takes place Aug. 5th-6th in Asheville.
United States
11 Jul 2016
Searching For The Heart Of The Doctrine Of Vested Rights Part II
On April 15, 2016, a unanimous North Carolina Supreme Court affirmed and modified the Court of Appeals' decision in the teachers' vested rights case.
United States
10 May 2016
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