Pierce & Mandell, P.C.

11 Beacon Street, Suite 800
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-3002

Phone: (617) 720-2444
Fax: (617) 720-3693

Real Estate Law and Litigation

Testimony of the Boston Bar Association In Support of House Bill 1284

William M. Mandell - Monday, June 29, 2015

In May, Michael Fee testified at the State House on behalf of the Boston Bar Association in support of BBA bill H3611  (formerly H1284). H3611 passed the House this week.  The bill helps to protect consumers and other owners of improved real estate that is nonconforming when the applicable statute of limitations for zoning enforcement by a municipality has passed.  The legislation gives formal recognition to these structure as legally nonconforming, and grants the attendant protections afforded such structures by law.  The prior statute was ambiguous, and was the source of much uncertainty for owners and their lenders.  To learn more, read Michael’s testimony.