What to do if an assisted living facility is moving next door in a residential neighborhood which means a loss of privacy and devalued home?

There is currently an Italian club next door to my house. There is a proposal being formalized to convert that space to an assisted living facility by knocking down the current building and putting one up that is 5 times its size. The company would also be purchasing a residential property as part of the development and incorporating the land. It would take 18-24 months to build. What are my options? We were trying to sell prior to learning about this and now will have a much more difficult time selling. There will also be a loss of privacy and construction noise.

Asked on August 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as the assisted living facility is moving into the neighborhood has an permit and license to be where it will be, you have no say in what transpires and have no legal remedies so long as no local ordinances or statutes are violated.

If you are selling your home, you need to dislcose in writing the issue about the possibility of an assisted living facility being in place in the neighborhood to all potential buyers of your property.


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