East Hampton Code Violation Attorney
Each of the towns and villages on Long Island has its own building code, setting restrictions on the construction and occupancy of residential and commercial buildings. Each of those towns and villages also employs code enforcement or public safety officers to enforce those building codes and ordinances. Building code summonses can lead to large fines, stop work orders, and even directives to demolish completed construction.
Zoning ordinances are local or municipal laws that establish building codes and land usage regulations for properties in a specified area. Most towns in Suffolk County, including Southampton and East Hampton, are composed of regions that are zoned for residential, commercial, or industrial development, and often these zones are subdivided by additional use restrictions (type of business permitted, etc.). Zoning laws and ordinances may affect such varied issues as parking for customers, setbacks, access for deliveries, the number and types of employees permitted, and the use of signs or other forms of advertising. These ordinances have to be considered by business owners wishing to set up, expand, or relocate business establishments. Even particular neighborhoods may have land use regulations that you need to know about before you move forward on any business plan.
If you have been accused of violating the building code in your town or village, you need the help of the Suffolk County building code attorneys of the Brill Legal Group. We help clients throughout the East End of Long Island fight tickets for alleged code violations.
Helping Homeowners, Landlords and Businesses Fight Building Code Violations
Property owners, landlords, and general contractors have a legal obligation to abide by all state and municipal building codes, and remedy any work that is found to be not up to code. Our Hamptons code violation lawyers help clients defend themselves against violation summonses for issues including the following:
- Construction permit violations
- Setback requirement violations
- Building size and height violations
- Lot area violations
- Dwelling unit violations
- Environmental control board violations
- Faulty plumbing
- Faulty wiring
- Selling alcohol to a minor
- Too many unrelated residents in a dwelling
- Failure to properly maintain the building
- Working at/on the building without a permit
- Residential parking violations
- Violating maximum capacity limit
- Violating fire safety code
- Failure to fix or repair broken or hazardous conditions
- Health and sanitary violations
- Failure to maintain exterior building walls
- Failure to install handrails and guardrails
In many instances, the wrong individual is the target of the summons for the violation. At the Brill Legal Group, we can help to make sure that you are not unjustly charged for something that was not your fault or responsibility.
If you have been ticketed for a building code violation, you do not have to shut up, pay the fine and accept the consequences. You may be able to fight the ticket and contest the claims of biased town officials. With the help of our Southampton building code violation defense attorneys, we can defend your rights and help you avoid steep penalties. Wherever you reside on the North Fork, Montauk, the Hamptons or anywhere in Suffolk County, we have the knowledge and experience to resolve building code issues in your favor.