New city zoning ordinance wants us to remove our motorhome from our own property

They are claiming they will only grandfather motorhomes on a property that were there TWO years ago even though they JUST recently passed the NEW city ordinance. They are trying to make us move it. Shouldn’t we be grandfathered in if we were here BEFORE the new ordinance? They are saying you can only be Grandfathered in if it was here 2 years ago. Is that legal to make it retroactive like that?

Asked on June 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It doesn't sounds right.  Is it the zoning board or city official telling you this?  You can try your mayor, city councilman, go to the board (if it is not the zoning board telling you this) or hire a lawyer to challenge the grandfathering limited rights.

 

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