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Construction dispute over use of property leads to litigation

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2021 | Construction Law |

There are a variety of factors for companies in California and elsewhere to consider prior to initiating operations on a new home project.  In some cases, should those who reside in the area have concerns about the intended use of a lot, believing that certain aspects of the project violate construction laws, they may seek to take action to prevent its completion. A construction dispute regarding a property owners proposed use of a lot in another state has reportedly left several others seeking to prevent operations through litigation. 

The dispute 

Reports indicate that the incident stems from a project in which a property owner is seeking to divide a lot and build two separate homes at the location. Reports indicate that more than 100 individuals in the area have recently signed a petition requesting that the city step in and stop the project. This group reportedly asserts that the project is in violation of the area’s zoning covenants, as the space within the two lots would fall under the minimum space allowed for a new home. 

Impending litigation will reportedly fall after the date on which the city decides whether to approve the project. However, the other party has also taken steps to delay the decision until legal proceedings have concluded. Issues of this nature could place a significant strain on operation completion dates or even leave a person facing a need to revisit initial project plans and make the necessary modifications. 

Rights and options 

Individuals who encounter construction disputes of this nature and wish to better prepare for the next steps could benefit from seeking insight on their legal rights and available options. By consulting with an attorney, a person in California could obtain much needed insight on the best course of action to take moving forward. An attorney can help a client evaluate all the available options and create a plan with which to seek the best outcome achievable during subsequent legal proceedings.