"Municipalities don't enjoy the same flexibility when it comes to nonconforming uses
TheIHC had ordered the CDA,more than once during to past few months, to ensure that all media houses operating in residential areas moved out and stopped the nonconforming use
of premises failing which action may be initiated against them in accordance with the CDA law and regulations which include sealing and cancellation of the leases.
Furthermore, the use of agro-farms should adhere strictly to the terms and conditions allowed by the authority, and the nonconforming use
of any agro-farming plot should be penalised in accordance with the regulations.
If a permitted nonconforming use
is discontinued for a year or more, part or all of it becomes invalid, according to county code.
Action is taken against the nonconforming use
of houses in light of the given rules.
"This case is important as it specifically upholds a citizen's right to lawfully continue a nonconforming use
. Simply, the government cannot manufacture a zoning violation by changing the rules," he said.
Regarding legal nonconforming use
, Shearl contended that when he purchased the property in 1993, the demarcation line ran 230 feet from the highway.
The court, however, considered the legal nonconforming use
permitted by the consent judgment as well as the zoning classification.
If you are a nonconforming use
, it may affect your ability to get financing.
A nonconforming use
of land generally is a use inconsistent with
By definition, a nonconforming use
or structure is one in which the use or structure was legally permitted prior to a change in the law, and the change in law would no longer permit the re-establishment of such structure or use.
Regulations emerged in the zoning context that allowed a nonconforming use
to continue provided there were no major alterations to the use.