The parcel was about to be taken thorough the tax-title procedure for unpaid taxes when Nancy Talbot allegedly approached the delinquent owner with an offer of “a couple of hundred dollars” to have the owner(s) convey the parcel to her son instead of losing it without getting anything..
The deal was sealed and registered at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds on May 29, 2008, see deed book 17317, page 311.
Picture of Deric Talbot’s parcel at the west end of Forest Park Drive. The parcel is 8050sf, has 144’ frontage, and deeded rights to a private beach. The lot has already been cleared from brush. In the background, you can see the ice cover of Hamilton Reservoir. The deal is remarkable as the parcel is not one of the many parcels which became un-buildable on October 28, 1975, when the voters of the town of Holland accepted the first Zoning Bylaw. Many lots had not the required 5000sf and 50’ of frontage required to qualify for an exemption under the grandfather clause included in section 6 of chapter 40A of the General Laws of Massachusetts.
Deric Talbot’s parcel qualifies for the exemption as the previous owner bought two adjoining lots back on August 27, 1964. The parcel is assessed at a value of $4,900 according to the Assessors Online Database, a value that would be sufficient if the parcel would be un-buildable.
To read the complaint, click here!
To read the affidavit, click here!
To read the deed to the Talbot parcel, click here!
As always, the reader can click on any term written in bold/italic to read the corresponding document, such as deed, complaint, affidavit, etc.
January 20, 2010, Peter Frei
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