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How Does A Grandfather Clause Work?
Category - Home Selling Questions - Selling Legal & Closing FAQ's

“Grandfathered in” is a common expression to describe the idea that something that was once allowed continues to be permissible despite changes in the controlling law.  For example, a developer with prior county planning approval to build on a certain number of square feet size lots can be granted the right to build on such lots even though the current zoning requirements may have been changed.  The developer is thought to be grandfathered under the originally approved subdivision plan.

 
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