You thought you found the perfect commercial property for your needs. The location was great and the price was right, so you pulled the trigger and bought it. It wasn’t until after the fact you learned zoning laws don’t allow you to use the property exactly how you want. The good news is that there is a process for dealing with zoning disputes in Texas, and legal counsel can help you with that.
When a zoning dispute arises, there are a few possible solutions. You can seek a complete re-zoning of the property. If that is not possible, you can apply for a variance, nonconforming use permit or conditional use permit — any of which grants permission to use the property as needed without officially changing the zoning status.
How to fight a zoning issue
When zoning does not work in your favor, you may request a hearing with the zoning board. At this hearing, you’ll have the opportunity to plead your case. The board will then make a decision. If the decision is not in your favor you may file an appeal.
If the appeal doesn’t go your way, litigation may prove necessary. This is a complex area of law that can be difficult to fight on your own. Thankfully, you have the right to have legal counsel help you through the process.
If you’ve run into zoning disputes after buying commercial property in Texas, all hope is not lost. Legal counsel can review your situation and offer potential solutions. Further assistance can be provided in appealing to the zoning board or, if absolutely necessary, taking your case to trial. To learn more about how an experienced attorney can be of assistance to you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.