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Can we sue an ACC to provide an ACC request approval? There

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Can we sue an ACC for failure to provide an ACC request approval? There is far more to this question that what is on the surface. For more information, see investigates keyword cabana.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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If the cabana was approved as you said and all fines were reversed as you say, they cannot come back after the fact to now try to deny it. The issue here is prior approval constitutes waiver and also laches, which are equitable legal theories. If they continue to try to pursue the owner on this matter, you can indeed sue them for a declaratory judgment and damages for them trying to remove previously granted approval and for any costs and attorney's fees for having to take them to court.
Waiver and laches are equitable theories that say that once the structure was approved, they cannot later come back to try to disapprove it. The approval was your right to have the structure and they cannot later try to deny it once approved.