Looking at the legal restrictions will reveal what you can and cannot do on your property and ensure that you are aware of what you’re buying into, so there won’t be any surprises down the line.
The absolute worst thing you can do is buy and then only later realize that, according to the rules and regulations, ‘sorry you can’t do that’, or ‘you have to do it this way or this way’…That’s a type #1 error hole you won’t be able to climb out of…
You want to find out everything you can about these aspects before you commit to a place.
Specifically, you should ensure that you understand legal restrictions regarding:
- Water rights
- Zoning laws
- Building codes
- Homeowners’ association
Type #1 Risk Assessment:
Whatever you’ve set up to do with the property make sure that there aren’t legal restrictions around it. Unless the regulatory atmosphere is very relaxed assume that the regulations will be enforced and avoid overly regulated properties especially the ones with strict HOA-planned development rules.