Buying, selling, and leasing real estate is often the most significant financial commitment a business can make. Agreement on the price is only the beginning. There are countless other details that go into the formation of the contract. The lawyers of Radom & Wetter have been practicing commercial real estate law and land use law for more than 25 years. Since its inception, Radom & Wetter has maintained an active practice in commercial and residential real estate. We advise clients on title matters, zoning and planning, property acquisition, and local and state approvals. We also represent individuals and businesses in commercial loan transactions and negotiating and reviewing the related documents.
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the union and one of the most highly regulated when it comes to land use and transfer. For businesses, increasing restrictions on use and environmental impact, and rapidly changing development patterns present zoning, environmental and community issues that can seriously impact operations. Our real estate practice includes real estate tax abatement, zoning, and land use issues, and the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential property.
Leases are contracts that define the relationship between the property owner and the individual or entity occupying the space. It is critical to thoroughly understand the nature and the extent of the obligations undertaken whether you are the landlord or the tenant. Lease agreements should be reviewed with knowledgeable real estate attorneys before signing them.
Zoning and land use laws
Municipalities throughout the State of New Jersey exercise their authority to plan and to zone pursuant to a law known as the Municipal Land Use Law. Planning and zoning boards are comprised of residents of the community who have been appointed by the municipalities governing body. They must act in a fair and impartial manner, consistent with their authority and the law in considering the circumstances of the request presented to them to build, add, convert or change property in the municipality. While the zoning and planning boards are not courts, when they hear and decide matters, they must take testimony, review exhibits, make findings of fact and draw legal conclusions from the facts presented at the hearing in the same manner that a jury or judge would in a trial. At Radom & Wetter, we are well versed in all aspects of zoning and land use law and applications. We understand the intricacies of the law and the necessity of presenting the most thorough and convincing case before the appropriate municipal agency. For any business intending to own or occupy commercial space in New Jersey, it is imperative to know for sure that the location selected is properly zoned for your type of enterprise.
When in doubt, ask a professional attorney
Real estate contracts to purchase or sell, rental agreements, zoning, environmental issues, liability insurance are just some of the issues to be dealt with in any commercial land transaction. Don’t attempt to navigate the challenging legal territory without proper legal counsel on your side.
The lawyers of Radom & Wetter have been practicing Commercial Real Estate law for more than 25 years. Since its inception, Radom & Wetter has maintained an active practice in commercial and residential real estate. We advise clients on title matters, zoning and planning, property acquisition, and local and state approvals. We also represent individuals and businesses in commercial loan transactions, leases, and negotiating and reviewing the related documents.
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If you require professional legal advice and representation regarding business issues anywhere in New Jersey, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced business law firm. Contact us at 908-707-1500 or 973-867-7053 or use our Contact Form.