Can anyone recommend a real estate attorney who has a good grasp on building code, regulations, variances, etc? Thank you in advance.
Hi @Axel Ragnarsson ,
Assuming you're looking in the Manchester area, John Cronin with Cronin, Bisson and Zalinsky is the best attorney in that area. I bet he probably isn't cheap, but if you look at any Zoning Board of Appeals meeting minutes in the City of Manchester, he represents 75% of the cases (exaggeration, but it's a lot). I've done a lot of projects with him professionally and he's really good at what he does.
If you have any generic questions about zoning in Manchester, I'd be happy to help out if I can. I don't know a lot of building code questions but I know regulations and zoning in Manchester/NH very well.
@Tucker McCarthy Thank you Tucker, I'll give him a call. The property in question is located in the Manchester area, so your response is right on point. I'm looking into the process of permitting a basement unit or turning it into additional space + another bedroom for the unit it is attached to. I haven't gotten clear answers from the city regarding the process of doing so, which is why I'm looking for some assistance.
Yeah good luck getting clear answers from the City of Manchester lol they can be a difficult group to deal with. The person you really need to talk to is Mike Landry who is a wicked nice guy but hard to get a hold of. The biggest difficulty I always had with the Planning and Zoning staff was just getting them on the phone.
John Cronin is not cheap, I can vouch for that, but he's very good. At least on the litigation side. don't know about zoning. But he represented me in a legal matter and I was quite impressed. I know he has real estate investments, so if he is also knowledgeable in zoning and permitting legal issues, he is a good choice.
But I'd work harder at getting answers from the city first.