Exploring Municipal Law, Zoning, and Real Estate with Michelle Cicchino

Single Lady Estates album art with Michelle Chicchino and Bobbie Wasserman.
photo of Michelle Cicchino from Gowling WLG website. Link: https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/michelle-cicchino/

Where do homeowners turn when they have questions about municipal, zoning, easements, and right of way issues? In this episode we unravel the mysteries of zoning regulations and provide valuable tips to empower homeowners.

Bobbie is joined by Michelle Cicchino who discovered a passion for municipal law because of the tangible impact it has on people's daily lives. Michelle practices municipal law with Gowling WLG in Ontario, Canada.

Key Takeaways

  • Buy Title Insurance: Michelle's number one tip is to purchase title insurance when buying a home or property. It offers peace of mind and protection against unforeseen issues like easement disputes or lack of access to municipal roads.
  • Review Zoning Regulations: Thoroughly review the zoning regulations for your property. Understanding the current state of zoning and considering future plans or aspirations is crucial.
  • Get Connected & Stay Informed: Michelle encourages you to actively engage with your municipal land use planning department. Seeking independent advice from land use planners or lawyers can provide invaluable support when navigating zoning challenges.

We hope this episode encourages you to take action and empower yourself with knowledge and resources to navigate zoning challenges like a pro. By understanding zoning laws, conducting thorough research, and actively engaging with professionals, you can address zoning issues effectively and make informed decisions about your property.

Connect with Michelle Cicchino by visiting her profile on the Gowling WLG website.

Bobbie Wasserman is the founder of Single Lady Estates® and host of the Single Lady Estates podcast. The mission of Single Lady Estates is to empower women in building financial stability for them and their families through homeownership. We do this by providing educational resources, advocacy efforts and connecting women with resources and networks that can help enhance the homeownership journey - buying, selling and life in between.

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