The Town of Southampton recently held several public hearings to consider a local law requiring an updated certificate of occupancy prior to all property transfers. Specifically, the local law proposed amending Town Code §123-16, Certificate of Occupancy, to state that “upon any change in ownership of a property, an updated certificate of occupancy shall be

bulkhea1Villages of Quogue and West Hampton Dunes – The New York Court Of Appeals recently rejected the Town of Southampton Trustees’ appeal to regulate structures along the shoreline in the incorporated villages of the Town.  The cases involved parallel Second Department decisions in the villages of Quogue and West Hampton Dunes, where homeowners constructed shoreline-protecting