In Hancock v. City of Monroe, an unpublished opinion decided on November 19, 2019, the Court of Appeals considered whether a commercial tenant’s right to appeal a zoning notice of violation – an “NOV” – had run, where the landlord, alone, received the notice of violation. Petitioners (the […]
An interesting “development” – so to speak – took place recently as to a quasi-judicial board’s obligations with regard to special and conditional use permits. The case is PHG Asheville, LLC v. City of Asheville, No. COA18-251 (November 6, 2018). A developer proposed to build an eight-story, 178,412 […]
Today, we look at the North Carolina Court of Appeals’ recent analysis in Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Curry, et al., COA18-351 (November 6, 2018) regarding whether a secured lender is actually a party to a proceeding. A landowner obtained a loan, secured by the property, from Sidus Financial, […]
Any stock brokerage website will tell you that “past performance is not indicative of future results.” The same is true in the context of land use permitting, such that what a municipality “had done” cannot ripen a claim to prevent against what a municipality “might do.”
We spend a lot of time in this space talking about land use ordinances. But what about the tools deployed in the event of a violation of those ordinances? State law provides that municipal and county governments may avail of different remedies in the enforcement of local ordinances, including (and our focus) land use ordinances.