The Process Of Eminent Domain
When the government wants to take your property under eminent domain, also known as "condemnation," or "land condemnation," there are certain steps that must be followed. The process of eminent domain is governed by a number of laws that protect the rights of property owners.
Under the process of eminent domain, before a property can be taken, it must be declared necessary for public use. Projects such as the construction or improvement of a highway, installation of new electric lines or the construction of new schools or libraries may qualify as a public need.
If you have been notified that the government wants to take your property under eminent domain, you should talk to an attorney about your rights. You may think that you have no other options, or you may think that fighting the taking of your property will stand in the way of progress. But you have many rights under the law.
The condemning authority will have lawyers working hard on their side to try to get your property for a cheap price, and you may not always be offered the just compensation you deserve. A qualified eminent domain lawyer can fight to try to get you fair compensation, and can try to make sure that the condemning authority is not abusing eminent domain statutes and that your land or home isn't being taken for questionable reasons.
If you have been notified that the government wants to take your property, call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm to find out if one of our qualified North Carolina eminent domain lawyers may be able to help you.
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Call 1-877-393-4990 for a free evaluation of your case. Our eminent domain lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we don't recover any additional compensation for your property above what the government has offered you, we don't collect an attorney's fee.