Notwithstanding other provisions of this Ordinance, no lot, in any zone, may be reduced in area below the minimum lot area as specified herein for the zone within which said lot is located except where such reduction has been brought about by the expansion or acquiring of rights of way for a street, road, or highway. If, however, by some means (e.g., misinterpretation of law, erroneous lot descriptions, etc.) the lot area is reduced below the minimum required lot area as specified herein for the zone, all of the uses and structures contained on the remaining portion of the area shall be subject to compliance with all provisions of this ordinance. In the event that the uses and structures cannot comply in such circumstances, the property owner shall seek relief from the Board of Adjustment as provided for in Section 18.5 of this ordinance.