Property Disclosure Reports

Adjacent Parcels-- FAQ

What is an Adjacent Parcel?
An adjacent parcel is next to or adjoining the parcel in question.
What does the residential property disclosure statement say?
The owner(s) makes no representations with respect to any matters that may pertain to parcels adjacent to the subject parcel, including zoning classification or permitted uses of adjacent parcels, and purchasers are advised to exercise whatever due diligence a particular purchaser deems necessary with respect to adjacent parcels in accordance with terms and conditions as may be contained in the real estate purchase contract, but in any event, prior to settlement pursuant to such contract.
Why is this information important?
Before buying a home it is important to know the zoning classification or permitted uses of adjacent/abutting properties. Zoning determines such things as the specific land uses that are permitted (residential, office, commercial, industrial etc.), the minimum lot sizes and dimensional standards such as the minimum building setbacks and maximum building heights. The intent of zoning regulations is to allow property owners reasonable use of their property as long as it is not incompatible or detrimental to abutting properties.