Zoning and Land Use

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Practice Areas
  4.  » Zoning and Land Use

Zoning and Land Use Litigation

Disputes of any size involving real estate property can have a major impact on the ability of a project to move forward in a timely manner.  Real estate disputes are often much more complex than they first appear and require attention to detail outlined in initial agreements and contracts.

All too often, property owners are faced with disagreements regarding the use of their property.  Disputes can come from local authorities, a homeowner’s association, or even neighbors.

Real estate business disputes

Many real estate issues revolve around the business of owning property.  These issues include such items as:

  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Claims involving breach of fiduciary duty
  • Commercial leases
  • Property insurance
  • Property tax assessments
  • Design and construction defects or negligent construction sites
  • Issues pertaining to express or implied warranties

Local authority and homeowner’s association disputes

Local authorities and even a homeowner’s association may perceive that you have not complied with their property regulations, including these:

  • Obtaining building permits for repair or construction on your property
  • Zoning requirements governing the allowed uses of your property
  • Appropriate maintenance of your property

Landlord-tenant issues

Both landlords and tenants can have legal disputes, such as these:


  • Inability to collect rent from a tenant
  • Property damage caused by a tenant
  • Excessive tenant noise


  • Needed repairs to the unit
  • Unnecessary trespassing by the landlord
  • Excessive noise from other tenants

Neighbor issues

Issues commonly arise due to disputes from neighbors adjacent to a property:

  • Boundary line disputes
  • Unacceptable use of neighboring property
  • Substandard property maintenance
  • Unacceptable fencing between properties
  • Noise issues

What The McGarity Group, LLC can do

The eminent domain process is complex, and your interests can best be protected by obtaining experienced legal assistance.  The McGarity Group, LLC provides a range of services, including mediation and litigation toward resolving eminent domain disputes.  We challenge the government’s right to eminent domain to obtain the fair market value and just compensation for the damage done to our clients’ property, including pre-condemnation damages, goodwill damages, and consequential damages.

Our firm has been involved in two of the largest condemnation cases in the history of Gwinnett and Hall counties, and is ready and able to help you deal with the prospect of condemnation looming over you.

Call us

The best time to get help is when you first receive eminent domain notification.  Contact The McGarity Group, LLC today at 877.851.4261 or contact us online.

The McGarity Group helps their clients with all real estate, land use, and zoning related matters throughout Metro-Atlanta including the cities of Buford, Duluth, Atlanta, and Lawrenceville. 

About the Firm

The McGarity Group, LLC is located in Buford, Georgia and serves clients in and around Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia.

Buford Office

5328 Lanier Islands Parkway
Suite 202
Buford, Georgia 30518

Phone: 877.851.4261
Fax: 770.932.8437