In this interesting yet controversial subject about whether a property owner who may have abandoned a previously lawful use of property which is now prohibited under a municipal zoning ordinance can lawfully occupy and reuse the property as originally permitted. The term for this subject is a “pre-existing non-conforming use”.
Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a New Jersey Land Use and Zoning Attorney, discusses the criteria the Courts will use to evaluate whether a property and/or use of a property has been legally abandoned. The significance of this outcome will determine whether the purchaser or owner of a discontinued business and/or use of property can resume its previously lawful use notwithstanding that the municipality has adopted a change in a zoning ordinance which now prohibits the former use.
Mr. Niemann invites his readers as well as viewers of this video to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free at 855-376-5291.
By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a NJ Zoning And Land Use Attorney