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Andrew Hill is a Maine attorney offering Land Use, Real Estate, and Business services. Andrew utilizes technology and Coworking in his statewide practice to provide a convenient and low cost experience to clients throughout Maine. Can't make it to Yarmouth? Let's meet at your office, favorite coffee shop, or in one of Maine's great Coworking spaces. Whether you are just looking for a single consultation on how to structure your new business, simple deed preparation, or full representation before a municipal planning board, Andrew can provide the services you need at rates to fit any budget.
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Sharing ownership of real estate can be difficult. Owning real estate comes with benefits, such as use or income, and burdens, such as expenses and maintenance. It can be all too common that joint owners of real estate do not see eye to eye on the allocation of the benefits and burdens of property ownership. Therefore, a common recommendation of attorneys is to use some form of trust or limited liability company to provide a set of guidelines for shared ownership. Often, when multiple people inherit one plot of land the issues of shared use and management never get fully considered.
Maine is one of the more heavily forested and undeveloped states in the country. This means Maine is home to a great number of large undeveloped parcels of land. One common question of landowners is, what is required when it is time to split that land up between multiple owners?
Nonconformity is an issue that has come up quite a bit in my time practicing land use law in Maine. It is also a concept that commonly leads to a lot of confusion. Nonconformity refers to a condition on property that does not comply with the land use regulations in place. Nonconformity is important because, generally, nonconforming conditions are allowed to continue after an ordinance is enacted rendering the use, lot, or structuring nonconforming. This is commonly referred to as “grandfathering”.