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Land Use & Tax Abatement

Our attorneys represent landowners needing guidance with tax abatement, eminent domain and land use issues. We have been representing landowners in land valuation cases for many years and actively continue to do so. We can assist and offer counsel on
Tax Abatement Cases

  • Proper valuation of property, appraisal goals and methods
  • Equalization ratios issues and calculations
  • Tax Abatement Applications to municipalities
  • Petitions and Hearings in Superior Court and Board of Land and Tax Appeals
  • Supreme Court Appeals

Eminent Domain and Taking Cases

  • Contesting “necessity” of Eminent Domain proceedings
  • Contesting municipal action as unconstitutional taking of property
  • Valuation issues including challenging municipality’s justification for offer of property

The many communities in New Hampshire offer a challenge to development of real estate property because of the varied subdivision and site plan regulations. Attorney Beth Davis, who also chairs Hamblett & Kerrigan’s Real Estate Practice, regularly counsels individuals, business, and lending institutions through the land development process.Hamblett & Kerrigan can assist with

Zoning Board of Adjustment Issues

  • Special Exception and Variance Applications
  • Nonconforming use and grandfathered rights cases
  • Vesting issues and challenges
  • Rehearings and Petitions to the Superior Court

Planning Board Issues

  • Guidance through State law, and local Subdivision Ordinances,
  • Regulations, and procedure
  • Site Plan Review process and approval
  • Zoning Challenges and rezoning issues
  • Appeals to Superior Court

Property rights issues often are highly regulated with many technical issues at the federal, state, and local levels. At the heart of these cases are our fundamental rights of ownership and enjoyment of private property. We invite you to contact the attorneys at Hamblett & Kerrigan who can offer the expertise necessary to guide you or your business through land use issues.