Am I entitled to any money if the government takes my property by eminent domain? How can an attorney help me?

Eminent domain is the inherent power of the state of the state to seize a citizen’s private property, expropriate property, or seize a citizen’s rights in property with due monetary compensation, but without the owner’s consent. The property is taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will allocate it to public use, civic use or economic development. The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are for public utilities, highways, and railroads. It may also be procured for public safety reasons.

Eminent Domain Dispute Attorney

Eminent Domain Dispute Attorney

The term condemnation is used to explain the act of a government applying its power of eminent domain to transfer title to private property from its legal owner to itself.

Condemnation via eminent domain specifies the government is seizing the property or an interest in it, such as an easement. In this instance, only just compensation remains to be decided. However, in some cases the right to take the property may be contested by the property owner on the justifications that the attempted taking is not for a public use, has not been authorized by the legislature, or because the condemner has not followed the proper procedure required by law.

If you have been notified of an eminent domain or condemnation via eminent domain order on your property, the Bouis Law Firm will protect your rights as a homeowner. Please contact the Bouis Law Firm today for a FREE consultation.


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Hillsborough County Pinellas County Pasco County
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