When presented with certain types of disputes, a court can partition real estate physically or equitably. For example, a physical partition of a ten-acre lot could give five acres to each party. A court deploys an equitable partition when physical partition is impractical or unfair. An equitable partition essentially is a court-ordered and supervised sale. How the real estate is … Read the rest
Most Americans are familiar with the concept of title to real estate, or the evidentiary documents—usually comprised of deeds and/or plans—that serves to prove ownership. Title searches and title insurance are somewhat standard accessories of real estate transactions in New Hampshire. Title searches look through the history of ownership of a certain parcel of property to confirm that the seller … Read the rest
Several months ago, a few of us at Alfano Law Office noticed the frequency with which our office fights municipalities to protect property rights. Property rights are more than just things in your home or office. They include the right to use and develop land, the right to be paid full market value should the government take your property through … Read the rest
March 1, 2016 is the deadline to challenge your 2015 real estate taxes.
Please keep in mind the deadline to challenge your 2015 real estate taxes is March 1, 2016. For more information on the application process, please visit our web site: http://www.alfanolawoffice.com/tax-abatement/
Disproportionality versus methodology
When challenging an assessment, what matters is disporportionality. One … Read the rest
The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently addressed this thorny issue by ruling that parties who enjoy the benefit of a private road may be required to contribute toward the road’s maintenance, even in the absence of covenants imposing that obligations.
Village Green Condominium Association v. Hodges (March 20, 2015) involved an access easement benefitting three apartment complexes that ran through … Read the rest
The New Hampshire Supreme Court weighed in recently on two important areas concerning easements. First, it clarified that use of an access easements may be extended to benefit an adjoining, after-acquired parcel. Second, it addressed the thorny question of whether parties benefiting from an access easement may be obligated to contribute toward its maintenance.
Extending an Easement to Adjoining, After-Acquired … Read the rest
Impact On Your Real Estate Business
Each year over a thousand new bills are introduced in the New Hampshire legislature, and hundreds of them could impact your real estate business in either a negative or positive way. Bills affecting property taxes, business taxes, tenants’ rights, hazardous waste, shoreline protection, planning board procedures, financing, wetlands and lead paint are common.
Up-To-Date … Read the rest