Land Use Research

Buyers who purchase land often believe that they own it (true) and that they can do anything they want with it (not true).

Only after closing on the property – perhaps years after the fact – do some buyers realize that they have limited rights to use the property and/or legal encumbrances that were attached to the property when they purchased it.

If you’re not an expert in real estate law, it’s difficult to properly research and interpret land uses, particularly when the laws and regulations vary across from state to state, and across the counties within a state.

Limited Rights For Property

The most common issues that can limit your rights to use a property include:

  • zoning laws (for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and rural properties)
  • building restrictions
  • tribal law and regulations
  • conservation (easements, endangered species, and wetlands)

Encumbrances On Properties

The most common types of encumbrances that can limit your ability to use and enjoy, earn income from and/or sell a property include:

  • easements (for utilities, drainage, right-of way)
  • agreements (for septic or sewer, roads, farming, ranching, grazing, livestock, and fencing)
  • rights (for water, oil and gas, logging, minerals, and airspace)
  • tax liens
  • chain of title or clouded title

Land Use Research Services

At Timely Contract, our experienced real estate lawyers can conduct comprehensive land use research on all types of property.

Our due diligence is thorough, and our legal opinions are easy-to-understand. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need, in order for you to make an informed decision.

We’ve designed our real estate legal services to be timely. Whereas many real estate law firms might take weeks (or more) to complete a land use research project, we can often do quickly.

At Timely Contract we have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Idaho, including: Boise, Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Moscow, and Sandpoint. 

We also have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Montana, including: Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, and Kalispell.

And we have local real estate attorneys who have experience throughout Washington, including: Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, and Cheney.