unnecessary hardship

Definition of "unnecessary hardship"
  1. A situation where the owner's ability to use their property beneficially is detrimentally affected because a zoning law prevents them from having reasonable profits from the property
How to use "unnecessary hardship" in a sentence
  1. The new zoning ordinance created an unnecessary hardship for the property owner as it significantly limited the profitable use of his land.
  2. By prohibiting the establishment of any business on her property, the local zoning law imposed an unnecessary hardship on Sophia.
  3. The property developer argued that the stringent zoning requirements resulted in an unnecessary hardship, limiting his chances of making any reasonable return from his investment.

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