"legal nonconforming" with city zoning - Posted by Arthur

Posted by BrokerScott (Mich) on August 02, 2003 at 18:00:08:

When zoning is established or changed, properties that were previously used in a manner not allowed by new zoning, may continue as they were being used. Common usuage is “grandfathered in” Two points to consider: 1. If you change to conforming usuage, you may not generally switch back. 2. If the property is destroyed, you might have to rebuild conforming. To point 2 you want to make sure that your insurance covers your loss of income if, for instance, you can only rebuild with a SFH. For your particular situation, you should always check with legal council. best, Scott

“legal nonconforming” with city zoning - Posted by Arthur

Posted by Arthur on August 02, 2003 at 15:13:38:

I take it that “legal nonconforming” with city zoning means that the building does not meet the zoning laws. If i was to purchase this duplex, what would the implications of the above be?