• The Beach is This Way–And It’s My Registered Land

    … with what is depicted on a registered owner’s certificate of title or land court plan.” As a result, if accreted land is not deemed registered upon its creation, owners of [waterfront] property would need to amend their [c]ertificates of [t]itle on a regular basis to prevent any loss in their property rights due to adverse use by another…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 21 readers -
  • The Beach is Which Way?

    … On June 17, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court decided an interesting zoning case concerning whether the holder of a beach access easement has standing to challenge a zoning determination affecting the beach parcel. The case is Picard v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Westminster. As all followers of Massachusetts zoning know, the standing…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 22 readers -