North Carolina Relocation Rights Lawyers
Receiving fair compensation is an important part of eminent domain contests. Another important issue is relocation benefits.
Relocation benefits in condemnation proceedings may include money to cover the expenses of moving and assistance in finding an appropriate new location to which you can move. In some cases, hardship benefits may also be paid.
Do You Know You Are Entitled To Relocation Expenses?
Not many landowners realize that they have relocation rights and the condemning authority may not always adequately explain that you can accept relocation payments and still fight for more just compensation.
Relocation Expenses That May Be Part Of Your Condemnation Compensation
Relocation expenses are one of the federally mandated rights you have in most condemnation actions. If you are forced to relocate your home or business, the law says you are generally eligible to be paid for:
- Transporting people and property to a replacement site
- Packing and crating personal property and unpacking and uncrating it on the other end
- Dismantling elements of the acquired site that the condemnor does not want
- Storage costs for property (for up to one year)
- The cost of advertising for and obtaining bids from movers
- Insurance premiums for property lost or damaged in storage or during the move
- Obtaining business permits at the destination site
However, other relocation costs are not compensable:
- Ordinary costs of living or running or operating a business in the new location
- Interest on a loan to cover moving expenses
- The costs of finding a replacement home or business site
Our firm works for you on a contingency fee basis. This means if we don’t get you any additional compensation over what the government offered you for your property, we don’t recover an attorney’s fee.
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