The state of New Hampshire still has lots of open green spaces, which means there is still quite a bit of land available for use. While these open spaces are beautiful, a few people would love to construct different buildings on them. Then there are others who want to expand on the land they already own. During all of these … Read the rest
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State and local taxes, or SALT, are taxes charged in addition to any federal taxes. Many states and localities charge these taxes. Most states choose to use income and sales tax, as well as property and real estate taxes for their state and local taxes. However, in the state of New Hampshire, property and real estate taxes cover the local … Read the rest
In the state of New Hampshire, certain condos must be registered, while others do not. We understand that rules like this can be a little confusing, so we wanted to share a few details with you to help you out. After all, as one of the people in charge of New Hampshire condos, you want to make sure you are … Read the rest
New Hampshire has a new law on the books, and it states that most private roads must have a maintenance agreement. We understand why having an agreement is important. However, an agreement can still create problems. Therefore, we recommend creating an association to ensure there is an extra layer of protection for every person involved.
When you create an association, … Read the rest
Cloud-based computing complete with remote data storage has become quite popular over the years. Businesses have instant access to their information, no matter where their location is, and they can easily collaborate with others. Most of the time this process works seamlessly. Until it doesn’t and the cloud computing host loses data, whether sensitive or not. When this happens, a … Read the rest
Rezoning property, so it meets commercial zoning district guidelines is quite the process. First, the property must be deemed suitable for commercial use. But then the site planning process begins. Site planning considers the layout of any structures, site access, and even parking areas. Some of the time, site planning is combined with the approval of combining multiple existing lots … Read the rest
As a parent, you have spent the last couple of months celebrating your child’s graduation from high school. There won’t be any more early wake up alarms for you, because your child is heading off to college. They are now an “adult”, the person who knows it all, and you can finally sit back and relax knowing you’ve done your … Read the rest
The New Hampshire Housing Appeals Board (“HAB”) issued its first decision in May 2021, Shattuck v. Francestown (May 7, 2021). The decision is a “win” for property owners. It adds much-needed clarity to the approach planning boards should take when considering subdivision applications.
The HAB’s decision comes down to the following two sentences: “[T]o deny a property owner’s subdivision request … Read the rest
In the state of New Hampshire, you are never required to share your financial statements with your municipality. At least not in the context of real estate tax assessments.
However, we have seen some municipalities in the state request both income and expense information from at least a few commercial landlords. Those owners did not question whether or not … Read the rest
Extraordinary assumptions are something that every real estate appraiser needs to consider whether they should make them on every assignment. And honestly, you will see many real estate appraisers using extraordinary assumptions more often than not. The reason for this is most real estate tax abatement cases require the testimony of two appraisers. One appraiser works for the taxing authority, … Read the rest