Environmental Summaries by Topic
|Asbestos||Carbon Monoxide||Environmental Stewardship||Home Inspector Law|
|Lead Paint||Mold & Moisture||Radon Gas||Right to Farm|
|Rivers Protection||Scenic Mountain Act||Title 5 – Septic||UFFI Insulation|
|Underground Tanks||Wetlands Protection|
Right to Farm Regulations
We’ve determined that 23 communities in Berkshire County have passed some form of Agricultural Farming bylaws, many of which include a ‘right to farm provision’. What does this mean for you as a REALTOR?
In state model bylaws, there is an obligation that the seller of any property in such a jurisdiction must present a ‘Right to Farm’ disclosure form to buyers, no more than 21 days after the purchase and sale contract is entered into, or prior to the sale or exchange of real property. This form must be signed by the buyer and on file with the city or town before transfer or else a fine in the amount of $300 can be assessed.