Category Archives: Property Rights

Policy experts differ on significance of New Hampshire’s 3rd highest property tax rates

Since New Hampshire doesn’t impose income and sales taxes, it’s not surprising that the state has among the highest property tax rates in the nation. What might be surprising is exactly how high the Granite State ranks – third highest, … Continue reading

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Should delinquent taxpayers face 18 percent interest penalties?

During a recent discussion in the New Hampshire House, some representatives described homeowners who fall behind on property taxes largely as people who may be in a rough stretch due to unemployment, illness or age – but others saw those … Continue reading

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A Great Day at the New Hampshire House

Thursday 2-22-2018 was a great day at the NH State House. One year ago today Constitutional Carry was signed by Governor Chris Sununu. That is me hugging the Governor.  If Gramma is late on her property taxes her interest reduction bill … Continue reading

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New Boston Has Town Policies – Depending Who You Are

As New Boston plays “Whack-a-Mole” with a commercial property that has been in existence since June 1965 as a repair garage/towing service, now deemed a “junkyard” in order to strip its vested property rights, a few questions pop up. “Duke’s … Continue reading

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Can I Drop Off A Junkyard In Your Town?

A few weeks ago, I was asked to help a couple, John and Mona Winslow, of New Boston who are the subject of an administrative order to have “junk” removed from their property. The property is a pre-existing, nonconforming use … Continue reading

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Requiring Legislative Approval Before RPC’s Can Accept Federal Funds.

There will be a public hearing tomorrow, 01/24/2018 at 02:00 PM in Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 301 on HB 1616 that would require legislative approval before regional planning commissions could accept federal money. | More at H/T CNHT

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Local NH Tax Rate on the Rise

I don’t know about you, but for me $30 per thousand is a psychological breaking point. Sandown’s property tax rate this year is $30.78.  We’ve outstripped even the notorious town of Danville which has a comparably attractive $28.25 per thousand … Continue reading

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Planning Board Prepares Zoning Amendment Warrant Article To Permit High Density Housing in All Zones

At the November 8, 2017 Planning Board (PB) meeting, the PB okayed the writing of several amendments to Chapter 133 Henniker Zoning Regulations. Two of these amendments will have significant impact; I.) The Planning Board has authorized the Part Time Town Planer … Continue reading

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NH landlords up in arms over House panel’s changes to lead remediation bill

New Hampshire landlords have come out strongly against a last-minute proposed change to a lead remediation bill that would substitute $6 million, mainly in grants, for the same amount in dubious and limited loan guarantees – money that would have … Continue reading

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Are RPC State Smart Transportation Initiatives Going After Uber and Lyft?

Uber and Lyft riders and drivers, beware. Regionalism and urbanism may be the reason your services are being banned in various cities across the world. … According to the “State Smart Transportation Initiative” ride-hailing increases the use of cars and the actual … Continue reading

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