WHY can land use be passed along when property is sold? Doesn't that
contradict much of the premise?
If the new owners are NOT going to subdivide and develop, why can't they
just start over?
This is a contract between the landowner AND the State with the Town being
the last to know. The rules seem to change constantly.Who is and who isn't
on or who's withdrawing part or whatever change the Grand List and the
bills. The State makes the April 1 deadline for values, but doesn't
necessarily respect that same deadline when the Towns have to get all their
The 411 upon which the tax rates are set reflects values AFTER land use is
subtracted, so any changes in land use which may arrive after the fact
change everything else.
Is it reasonable for Towns/Listers/Treasurers to expect the State to have
and use deadlines which respect the deadlines which Towns must use?
Is it not just plain reasonable to expect that if property changes hands the
new owners start from scratch with land use?