Eminent domain in the United States
The 5th amendment gives the government the right to take a person’s private property for public use on condition they pay compensation to the owner. This is called National Eminent Domain Power. This act of government can be upsetting and in some cases devastating to property owners — especially if there is a sentimental value attached to the property.
Eminent domain is not limited to taking private property for government use, but any public use (the building of parks, stadiums, shopping centers, etc.). Though a real estate attorney may not be able to save your property, they can negotiate the compensation paid to you by the government. In some cases where the government is not paying the value of your property, an experienced property lawyer can fight for just compensation for your property and the assets on the property.
Being removed from your home is traumatic enough. Don’t let your financial assets be taken away without proper compensation. Let one of our real estate attorneys help you fight for what’s right.
Common real estate cases
Though no two cases are the same, there are certain scenarios that lead to real estate litigation and mediation that have become common. These are just a few examples:
- Toxic Mold
- Defective construction
- Failure to disclose the use of lead-based paint
- Failure to disclose psychological associations with a property (i.e. a murder took place on the property)
- Property boundaries
- Neighbors and trees
- Lease agreements
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Rent and security deposits
- Borrower’s rights
- Property taxes and deductions
- Foreclosure scams
Even though we have handled cases similar to yours in the past, we will not treat your situation like a carbon copy of someone else’s misfortune. Your needs are unique and we will cater to those needs and your goals. Your best interest is at the top of our priorities.
Don’t waste time getting your house in order. Call today.